Follow these steps to get your Mac set up to use the EarthNC USGlobalsat BU-353 in Google Earth:
1. Download the Mac BU-353 Drive from USGlobalSat
2. Open the mac_os_universal_binary_driver.zip file, this will create a mac_os_universal_binary_driver folder on your desktop
3. Open the mac_os_universal_binary_driver folder and click twice on PL2303_1.2.1.dmg to mount the driver installation
4. Open the PL2303 Driver virtual drive mounted in step 3 and run the PL2303_1.2.1.pgk file it contains. This will open a standard Mac install program and step you through the GPS driver install.
5. Connect the BU-353 USB GPS to your Mac
6. Download gpsdX
7. Open gpdsX.dmg.gz which will create a gpdsX.dmg file on your desktop. Click on this file to mount the install virtual dirve gpsdX. Open this drive and run the gpsdX Install package.
8. Download gps2geX
9. Double click on the gps2geX.tgz file to extract the gps2geX program to your desktop.
To Configure and Use gps2geX:
1. Ensure your BU-353 is plugged into your compter
2. Open the gpsdX Configuration utility in Go – Applications
3. Select dev/tty.usbserial from the drop down list and click on the ‘Select and Start’ button
4. Click on gps2geX on your desktop to run gps2gex
5. Click on ‘Start gps2ge’ after which you should see location text in the status window
6. Click on ‘open KML file’ which will start Google Earth if needed and add a GPS Link into your Temporary Places menu
7. Click on the checkbox beside ‘GPS Link’ in the Google Earth temporary places menu to display your position
8. You can adjust the icon, track color, and follow altitude in the ‘Settings’ menu of gps2geX