GPS on COM port ?

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02-13-2015 12:36 PM
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Is it me or ArcGis try to connect GPS only on COM port?

I surely made a mistake ( maybe i didn't catch something )

Today it's all on USB connexion

Of course i find something else to go on but it's so clumsy ....

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Is this what you are referring to ArcGIS Help (10.2, 10.2.1, and 10.2.2)

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When the ArcMap GPS toolbar was introduced most GPS devices would have connected via COM port. I don't think the toolbar has been updated to handle USB devices. ESRI should seriously consider updating the toolbar as almost all consumer GPS devices are now USB.

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I just came across this blog post by Esri Australia that might help:

How to connect your USB GPS handheld device to ArcGIS Desktop | Esri Australia Technical Blog

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New Contributor III

We may have to do the same thing. I sure hope not though.

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