Google Earth KML is preferred, however that does not contain the altitude data. Or you could disable your ad-blocker for this site. What this means is you cannot use the DG out of the box – you need to first have access to a computer with a CD drive. Another – cosmetic – issue can be seen in the pin labels of Google Earth. That’s very nice but you don’t really know what these modes represent until you read the user guide. Submit A Support Request.
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Specifications Here are the details that are listed in the user manual. This is one of the weak points of the device – whenever you change settings you need to restart the DG You can select between modes A, B and C.
Also, an ultra low power or maybe even mechanical motion sensor could be fitted to switch the logging off when the device has been stationary for a longer time. Have any comments about this review? Overview Firstly, this is really mostly just a data logger. One theory is that if the logger loses and regains a fix then a new track is started.
Globalsat DG GPS Data Logger Specs – CNET
The screen also tells you how much memory is used. If you are happy with that feature set then the DG is certainly worth considering. The logger would still be in standby mode, with a GSM module powered by the solar cell, so that you could wake it up and configure it via SMS Now you can install the main program.
The back of the unit shows the connector for globasat belt clip. You can rename the modes and change their parameters later. I also liked the fact that the low battery warning comes relatively early, giving you enough time to react.
When the memory is full, logging will stop. What this means is you cannot use the DG out of the box – you need to first have access to a computer with a CD drive. However, Globalsat have cunningly incorporated a little magnet into the body of the DG, and this engineering trick keeps the USB cable firmly in place when it is not in use.
The A,B and C modes can be used to log either by distance or by time. First you need to install the driver for the USB-to-serial bridge. Firstly, this is really mostly just a data logger. Mode switching should be seamless, and I hope Globalsat can implement that in a future version. It also had a rough day, and showed quite a few bogus data points in countries far, far away Look at that speed!!!
You can either affix the adapter with the provided double sided tape or – less permanent – with a litte provided screw. Switching the device off while connected to USB is not easy either – it is not really clear if you actually managed to switch the device off or not because the LEDs are overridden by dgg-100 applied power.
Here you select the COM port that was assigned to the device at the time dg1-00 installing the CP driver. I was logging a transatlantic flight, but I selected mode A.
Unfortunately the DG does not switch on when external power is applied. Submit A Support Request. But for now you can end up with multiple tracks per journey, and true to Murphy only one track at a time can be exported to Google Earth. For example the operation time is understated significantly which is actually a good thing.
That user guide is on the provided CD.
Google Earth KML is preferred, however that does not contain the altitude data. Logging can be done in a very flexible way – by distance, by time, or even with a Push-to-log something most other data loggers gkobalsat missing.
GlobalSat DG-100 Handheld
So, let’s look for something else that differentiates this device from the other data loggers on the market. When the unit is dropped it will likely also stop logging because it may switch off the batteries may lose contact briefly. I would expect that future data loggers could be equipped with solar cells to extend the battery life more.
Stock Alkaline AA batteries will last quite a bit longer.