I'm trying to create a pair of virtual serial ports on my mac. This is fairly easy to do with many shareware programs on a PC. I figured there would be some uber-powerful shell command to do this in one line, but I can't find it.
I want to send NMEA data into one port, and have Google earth read the data out of the other.
/dev/ptypx comment seemed to be interesting - I can pull it out of
/dev/ttypx just fine in terminal.
But Google earth seems to be reading cu.deviceName instead of the /ttypx deveices..
specifically (Old Pro):
When trying to import the current location using a GPS (or NMEA stream piped through our virtual serial port), we go: Tools > GPS > Realtime to get to the import screen.
After selecting the NMEA option, and enabling realtime tracking, it looks for connected devices, and seems to look at:
Even with our ttypx serial port operating ok, it doesn't look for it.
I would like to get the data from that device into Google Earth.