Actualizing A-GPS data when service is broken…

Since May 15th Long Time Orbiter data provided by Global Locate lacks some files, so my iPaq cannot update GPS data using Quick GPS Connection software.

I’ve just sent an email to Global Locate to signal this problem, and I’m waiting an answer. In the meanwhile I tried to manually fix the problem.

If you check http://gllto.glpals.com/7day/2012-05-15/, you can see that at some point directory name changed: from hh:mm:ss.nnnnnn to hh:mm:ss. Also directory contents changed: svstatus.txt file is missing in the new directories, and this is the first file downloaded by Quick GPS Connection software.

So I manually downloaded lto.dat file from http://gllto.glpals.com/7day/latest/ directory, and via ActiveSync I copied it into \Application Data\Global Locate\Gpsct on the iPaq. Now Quick GPS Connection says data is valid and will expire within 6 days and 20 hours.

I’ll wait an answer from Global Locate to see if the problem will be fixed on server.

June 16th UPDATE

It seems that service status has been restored. Today I connected my iPaq and it successfully downloaded data on its own. Checking directories contents let me know that in http://gllto.glpals.com/7day/2012-06-08/22:07:31/ directory the missing svstatus.txt file has been restored, and so in all subsequent directories.

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3 comments so far

  1. Gary on

    Thanks for the information, i tied all day to get my hw6515 GPS data to update until I found your post. It worked perfectly, many thanks.

  2. John on

    Truly thanks, highly frustrated that all I was getting back was Protocol Error, try again later, after two days no progress. This method works great but really irritating that there appears to be no recognition by the site fo the user impact of these changes 😦

  3. Arnold on

    Thanks, it was helping a lot. Still it is annoying. Hopefully they will modify the protocol.


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