Step by Step Guide for collecting tracks using Cetus GPS for PalmOS PDA
For tracking on PalmOS, please use Cetus GPS (http://www.cetusgps.dk/).
- Upon installing the Cetus GPS program, run it on your PDA.
- Configure the preferences so that it can communicate with your GPSr (i.e Garmin GPS10)
- If configured properly, you will be able to see the 3D fix on your PDA.
- To track, click on the menu 'Page' and select 'Track'. You will see the screen below. Click on the 'Start' button. You will see the next screen.
- Select the appropriate time interval. Every 1 second is the best but this may not be feasible if you have limited free memory on your PDA. At every one second as your setting, 1 minute of tracking will produce a 1.4kb pdb file. Click on OK and your PDA will start to track at the interval specified. You can start moving now to record your tracks.
Transfer to PC
- Once done, click on 'Stop'. This will create a .pdb file of the track in the RAM. Copy this file to SD card using a File Manager such as FileZ. Using a card reader, transfer it to PC.
Convert PDB to GDB
- Use GPS Babel (http://www.gpsbabel.org/) to translate Cetus .pdb file to MapSource .gdb file.
View/edit in MapSource
- Then load the tracks to MapSource, to view it.
- Once you are happy with the tracks, upload them to MalSingMaps so that the sifus can incorporate them into the maps.