Configuring various client applications to display AVL data?

Discussion created by andrewhayden on Feb 13, 2012
Latest reply on Feb 14, 2012 by andrewhayden
Given x number of GPS units transmitting NMEA formatted strings back to a server  ( is there a way to listen in on the traffic and parse NMEA formatted strings for display on a map?  Could a combination of a COM port data emulator and the standard tools in the ArcMap GPS toolbar on a client machine get me there?  Any thoughts generally (or specifically in regard to ArcGIS) on what I might do (if anything) if I know where the data is coming in?