Can I get my position from a R10 / TSC3 into an android tablet?
I have an application that runs on an android tablet that uses GPS position. Lots of people using this application use Garmin Glo external Bluetooth GPS units to get better accuracy than the tablet does itself. Is there any way to somehow feed RTK positions from my Trimble survey gear into the tablet?
The application is for farming. It is used for spraying fields and such to know where you have been and guide you. It works ok as is but if I could get my RTK positions into it the program would be ideal.
I don't know a lot about Garmin but I'm guessing they don't make a tablet so they probably don't care what you hook their GPS to. Trimble on the other hand... probably wants you to buy their $5000 data collector sooo proprietary blahblahblah. 😏
It is possible the android app is looking for a nmea correction over the bluetooth port. You will need to configure the receiver to send a GGA nmea correction over the bluetooth port.
A field log program I created has a function that needs a position. It can read NMEA GGA strings over TCP/IP connections from my R10, my verizon mifi, or my phone (using an app called NetGPS). It can also get the position from the clipboard using global mapper (which is connected to a small BT GPS receiver)
The R10 can send a lot of different types of NMEA sentences over TCP/IP, serial, or BT connections. Go to I/O configuration, then Bluetooth (there are three BT ports), and enable NMEA. There are several sentences that could be used, I always select GGA
Look for the input/output settings using the R10's WebUI, or configure them under the Survey Styles using Access (there's a section called NMEA Output I believe). It's pretty turnkey once you have the desired output selected.