[Loadstone] Almanac data

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at loadstone-gps.com
Wed Oct 12 13:36:32 BST 2011

Some receivers can do this using there software. My i-blue 737a+ can 
apparently do it but the software is windows only. The built-in gps 
receivers in some phones can do this too, this is assisted gps. The data for 
those seems to come from supl.nokia.com. This some kind of protocol (can't 
remember the name at the moment) but I haven't found any information on how 
to talk to these servers or how to send the data to the receivers if it were 
able to be downloaded. It seems strange to me that this information wouldn't 
be public. Maybe I haven't googled the right questions, information on this 
must be out there somewhere. Maybe the difference wouldn't be that big but 
it might be nice to have.

On Wed, 12 Oct 2011, Ari Moisio wrote:

> Hi
> I afraid there is no way to  feed the almanac data to the receiver, at least 
> not with  any publically knwon method.
> Maybe some mtk-2-based receivers could   take the almanac  via bluetooth 
> connection but  it has first to be downloaded somewhere from the net.
> -- 
> mr. M01510 & guide Loadstone-GPS
> hkp://wwwkeys.pgp.net B784D020
> 0C1F 6A76 DC9D DD58 3383 8B5D 0E76 9600  B784 D02
> On Wed, 12 Oct 2011, Kotian, H P wrote:
>> Hello
>> LS should periodically save the Almanac and ephemeris data and refer to it 
>> when the App gets loaded. This I guess, would  help it get a faster GPS 
>> fix.
>> Harish Kotian
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