Saturday, October 30, 2010

GPSMonitor mapping update

GPSMonitor has an update to its mapping code which isn't actually a change to the executable. The current version will automatically start mapping properly for a GPS which uses commas in the latitude/longitude rather than periods.

The application itself pulls the local number formatting information correctly from the computer, but it calls out to a web site to draw the map page. That means I need my web page to be smart enough to swap both number formats into the one my Google Map connection is expecting. It's much happier now. Here's a sample map. If you click on the marker or look in the data passed to the page, you can see it's using the European comma number format.

Also I noticed a typo which I've fixed but not yet distributed. The GGL tab should be labeled GLL. The code all uses GLL as it should, but I missed the incorrect text on the tab.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

PingGraph Released

We're winding down on code changes. There are just a couple of things this pass to make logging more usable. The log file doesn't have to exist before you start logging, and the date and time have been reformatted to be easier to use by customer request.

You can download the free demo installer for PingGraph from here, or download a .zip file here in case you have a firewall that blocks executables. Give it a test run to make sure it meets your needs on monitoring your network, then buy a license to enable all the features.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

PingGraph tutorial video

I've created a short tutorial video for PingGraph to show some of the typical patterns you can see as it runs. It's great for identifying things on the network like the effects of saturated lines, large downloads, and streaming audio and video.

Speaking of streaming video, here you go: