serialcs - GPS navigation and serial port in C#
Set of applications for simple GPS navigation and serial port handling
in MS .NET, Mono and .NET Compact Framework. Runs also on partially
broken serial port implementations in Mono and PDAs, like HTC3300
(aka. T-Mobile MDA Compact).
- Download the most recent version from the
- If you want to compile from sources (recommended);
- Get and install NANt
- Get and install NET Compact Framework Redistributable
(NETCFSetupv2.msi), if you want to compile for Windows CE/Mobile.
Set the environment variable NETCF to the installation directory
- Compile using nant or nant doc
- Alternatively use the precompiled binary versions:
serialcs-r<n>.msi compiled for desktop PC with
MS .NET Framework 2.0 or the installation cabinet
serialcs-r<n>.cab for Windows CE/Mobile.
Warning! The binaries located in the cabinet file were
compiled for .NET Compact Framework v2, which is usually installed
on Windows Mobile 6. Windows Mobile/CE 5 and older may have no
.NET Compact Framework at all or its older versions. In this
case you'll have to download the NET Compact Framework
Redistributable (NETCFSetupv2.msi) and install the current
Compact Framework cabinet files to your device. The cabinet
installation files are usually located in the subdirectory
WindowsCE\wce500\armv4i\NETCFv2.wm.armv4i.cab for a
Windows Mobile 5 driven device with an ARM processor
(the most common case).
- Please really read the
online documentation for further
details. It contains a quick introduction, on how to download
maps and use sgps.exe for showing the actual position and
creating GPX files. The documentations on single classes
contain further usefull hints.
- See project page
for screenshots etc.
- Browse repository
Acknowledgement: I want to thank to Prof. Steve Dutch
for a great explanation on how to convert latitude and longitude
to and from UTM. See also
See also an article GPS z .NET Compact Framework
(in Polish) in the polish periodical Software Developer's Journal, 2/2009,
you'll also find a small program cb, a not so featured replacement for sgps.exe
written in C. The C program can also read the current position from the GPS' serial
port and show it in a simple Win32 window. It can be compiled for diverse
platforms, with wine also for UNIX. See
for more details.
Daniel Stoinski, email@example.com,
project hosted on sourceforge.net