GPS2IP with qtVlm
Use GPS2IP on your iPhone/iPad as a GPS;
connect it to qtVlm navigation software
qtVlm is navigation software designed expressly for sailors.
It is also a free weather grib viewer that accepts all kinds of gribs.
It can read and display maps in various formats
With GPS2IP configured as a Socket - the two applications can easily communicate with each other.
Instructions for setting up GPS2IP in socket mode follow.
When GPS2IP is operating as a socket, it waits and listens for something to connect to it.
Many different devices can connect to GPS2IP simultaneously, and when it transmits data, it will transmit to them all. In this situation, it is easy to receive the same data on different computers on your network.
Scroll down to the bottom.
Select Socket mode.
Here you can see and edit the Socket Port number.
In this example, the socket port is
Select your preferred port number, and hit Done to exit.
Hit Done again to exit Settings.
You can see that iPhone Server IP can be seen on the front.
Also, that the Port Number you selected in Step 2 is shown.
Enable GPS2IP with the switch at the top.
If a client connects, the Connections value increases.
Here, we can see one client is connected, and receiving NMEA data.
Once GPS2IP is correctly configured in socket mode, and both devices are on the same network, then it is merely a question of setting up qtVlm to connect to the GPS2IP socket.
MENU: QtVlm > Configuration
OK to accept the changes, and restart qtVlm.
(Remember to enable GPS2IP, too!)
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