Simulating a GPS unit connected to the system is often considered as a technically complex task, and so we usually tend to avoid it. This makes us to go for taking technical assistance to get the task done, and pay considerable amount for this relatively simple work. Well, there is a way by which you can save all your money and efforts from being wasted in getting the GPS simulation task accomplished in an effective way. For this, simply try the all new Virtual GPS 1.36, and pass on the rest of the hassles to it. It’s a GPS simulator application that supports simulating a GPS receiver unit attached with your system. The program proves beneficial when you require GPS input, but don’t have apt signals. It further facilitates several NMEA sentences, so that it can be utilized with any of the GPS mapping applications. The program functions as a null-modem cable that is connected with 2 physical serial ports.
The Virtual GPS functions in two modes, i.e. simulator and file modes. In simulator mode, the longitude and latitude coordinates periodically are incremented through a specified step. Whereas in file mode, GPS data is imported using a text file containing NMEA 0183 sentences. With small interface, the program consists of four tabs: Simulator, Settings, Satellites, and WayPoints. With Simulator tab, you can start, pause, and stop simulator; go forward and back to specific number of seconds in long steps section, load log file, and save simulator output in text file, where the output is displayed within mid screen area. The Settings tab is provided to let you define Start Latitude, Start Longitude, Navigational Parameters, Magnetic Parameters, Dilution of precision, Latitude Steps, Longitude Steps, UTC Date & Time, Target, and NMEA Sentences to aid simulator in working accordingly. With ‘Satellites’ tab you can check satellites position, define their initial position, and disable/enable their movement. The final tab WayPoints, which lets you specify waypoints for current route, where the last waypoint is set as destination.
Defining the necessary configurations, you can easily set Virtual GPS simulator application to work. The program is being marked with 4.5 rating points for its class leading exclusive features along with its incredible functioning capability.