- QGIS 1.7.x through 2.8
- GPS Gate Client Software
- Garmin Etrex
You want to tether a GPS to QGIS to collect data or to verify where you are physically on the ground in relation to your data.
Download GPS Gate Client Software
Install GPS Gate Client Software
Attach Garmin Etrex to Laptop using a Mini USB Cable. Turn on the GPS Unit if it isn’t already on. Under the Franson GPS Gate Program Menu click on Franson GPSGate 2.6. Follow the screen shots:
Click the Wrench icon. Make sure autodetect is selected and click connect. In about 30 seconds you should be connected to your GPS and have a scrolling Map display.