I have recently bought a iBlue 747A and found the supplied software incomprehensible. Someone pointed me to BT747 and I now seem to be getting somewhere, one tiny step at a time. Using BT747 I can now see my location on the Open Streetmap which is a start. I would like to be able to be able to do the same with Google earth but the GE GPS setup only seems to support Garmin or Magellan and I am unable to get any response whichever of those settings I choose. GE scans through all COM port addresses but seems to find nothing.
As a beginner, I am daunted by the huge number of options available in BT747 but at least I can see starting position
in Open Streetmap so the default settings can't be far wrong.
Is it possible to somehow add Google Earth or any other Marine navigation programmes to the "Map" pulldown on BT747? If not, how do I re-direct BT747 to GE or other charting applications?
Does BT747 work on Qubuntu Linux?
Is there available a user guide to BT747 which a newcomer to GPS function can understand? In particular the meanings of the dozens of 3 letter acronyms in the options.
BT747 looks to be an exciting as well as useful application and I am eager to try and get the best out of it.
Sorry if my questions may seem pretty basic but I really am a GPS virgin and any help would be much apprecioated.