GPS Info

Gudensoft’s GPS Info

While working on my Golf GPS program, I ran into some users not being able to use it due to the fact that they couldn’t get the Windows Intermediate Driver to work.  A long time ago, I wrote my own GPS library to work directly with the GPS reciever via COM ports.  I tried to fiddle with that old code, but came across OpenNETCF’s GPS library, and it is much nicer than what I had wrote.  This program uses both, the Windows Driver, and OpenNETCF’s library, so if you have a GPS device, and a Windows Mobile Device, this should work.  I wanted a simple program to test it out on, instead of releaseing the golf program with it which could introduce bugs.  If you can’t get the Golf  program to work, try this piece and see if it works.  If so, you are in luck as the next release of GolfGPS will include the new GPS interface.  

This is still a pretty fun little program with ton’s of settings and customizations.  Have fun with it, and please let me know if you have any issues with it.

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Download GPSInfo .ZIP file (best from computer)

Download GPSInfo .CAB file (Best from Phone)

Read the EULA (this is released under Gudensoft’s Donateware License Agreement)

Read the Release Notes



16 Responses to “GPS Info”

  1. neil - March 14th, 2009

    having loads a trouble installing golf gps..
    have pocketpc, have updated net framework.
    getting error ‘missing method exception…publickeytoken=969db8053d3322ac, or one of its dependencies was not found
    please help!

  2. Thierry - March 17th, 2009

    Hello, i tested this soft and i had 2 errors :
    1) GPS Info find my GPS but doesn’t put any information, like the gps doesn’t work.
    2) When i tap on “find setting” i had this error :


  3. John - April 9th, 2009

    Your program rocks… so much better than even say sky caddie… which the user can’t reset the pin,front,and back location when they are not correct… I love it… using google maps for my gps points… i was suprised at how close my pin locations actually were… usually only three to five feet off… and the ability to reset the pin positions while in play is KING, and the next time I play I know they are exact to the inch… of course within gps error variance.

    Have you seen the onpargps (by the way they use basically same program (course builder) to pick the user yardages, they claim they are using “High Res” images, that is an actual quote from a conversation I had with onpargps folks) that just came out… it would be so kick a** to have some of those style programs… such as club selection and suggestion… but I love what you have already… keeping it simple rocks… will donate soon as I can… keep up the good work.

  4. Gudy - April 10th, 2009

    neil, what type of device are you running this on?
    Thierry-Thanks! I will look into this.
    John–Thanks, glad you like it. I checked out the onpargps, pretty neat device, but expensive! I couldn’t get into the course builder, I guess you have to own one to use it. I have thought about adding so things like showing locations on a map, but I don’t want to get to carried away and take away from the simplicity of it all. If you buy SkyCaddie pro (I think that is what they call it), you can set the locations on the course. Their free version however, you are right, you can not. I also don’t like their user interface.


  5. CJ - May 29th, 2009

    Created a map and installed the application on a fairly old device: Pharos GPS which is a rebranded HTC Galaxy running Win Mobile 5.

    I had to upgrade the .Net framework to 3.5. GPS connection was quick; faster than with other mapping applications I have loaded.

    I had a little difficulty understanding how to create a course, and ended up creating 2 maps for the same course (Boulder Pointe). Would be nice if there was a way for the author of a course map to be able to delete it.

    Sitting in my media room right now, hole #12 is measuring 150 yards away.

  6. Travis Brown - July 10th, 2009

    having same trouble as neil, when I try to run the app, I get the missing method exeption, requires a newer version of the .net compact framework. What do I need to do?

  7. SH - September 15th, 2009

    Installed all the latest .net. etc. Added my course (Branston UK). When came to use it all the distance were huge numbers.
    I am using a MIO digiwalker.
    I recall I had a similar problem with configuring TomTom to work on my device. Is this related to your notes on the GPS library issue

  8. Mike - February 2nd, 2010

    Love what you do Gudy.
    I have a HP HX2790 PDA. Installed GOLF GPS, and at first it wouldn’t start, indicating the .NET compact framework was too old. I installed the update you provided which fixed the problem. Now though, it cannot seem to connect with the GPS. It is a bluetooth GPS that works fine with other programs. Any suggestions.

  9. mgudenka - February 20th, 2010

    Mike–I think I helped you through email right? If not, make sure windows controls your gps settings.

  10. grukon - March 12th, 2010

    I guess I’m running into the same thing a bunch other fellows are running into. I have a nextar gps (kohls off brand) been unlocked and running ce5 framework 3.5.
    I’m getting error “doesn’t match cpu type “mscoree.dll”
    I may have missed the fix here could you help me out.


  11. Gudy - March 13th, 2010

    That error is caused by an incorrect version of the .net framework. Either try this one:

    or, if you don’t trust me (hell, I wouldn’t) try googling .net framework 3.5, and get it from Microsoft. It seems that is what you have, but uninstall what you have, and try one of the above methods.

    Do other .net programs work?

  12. grukon - March 15th, 2010

    2nd post
    got the program to load now get gps error “can’t find PInoke dll ‘gpsapi.dll’
    also try to load a downloaded course (doesn’t matter which)get error “file format incorrect or missing: an error message is available for this exception but cannot be displayed because these messages are optional and are not currently installed on this device.”
    can you help me out?

  13. Gudy - March 15th, 2010

    You are running CE, not Windows Mobile? What device is this on? I don’t think the gpsapi is a part of CE. The format error I can help with, but the api error, I can’t do much about right now. Does my GPSInfo program work for you? If so, I can add that gps code to the golf one, but it will take some time.


  14. grukon - March 15th, 2010

    My device is a nextar gps that’s been unlocked running windows ce5 frame work 3.5
    Did not realize your program was mobile sorry for the confusion

  15. mgudenka - March 15th, 2010

    No problem, does the gpsinfo work on CE? I think it should. If so, I will look at making golf work as well.

  16. grukon - March 15th, 2010

    no get the same error
    no PInoke DLL ‘gpsapi.dll’
    that’s just the way it’s worded no dot between PInoke DLL

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