DG-500 GPS Data Logger
& GPS Receiver
Quick Start Guide
Version: 1.3
USGlobalSat Incorporated
GlobalSat WorldCom Corporation
14740 Yorba Court Chino, CA 91710
st
16F., No. 186, Jian 1 Rd, Zhonghe Dist.,
Tel: 888.323.8720 / Fax: 909.597.8532
sales@usglobalsat.com
www.usglobalsat.com
New Taipei City 23553, Taiwan
Tel: 886.2.8226.3799/ Fax: 886.2.8226.3899
service@globalsat.com.tw
www.globalsat.com.tw
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Chapter 1:Function and Specifications
1-1 Functions and features
 Data logger for recording the traveled path data
(Requires MicroSD Card for Data Logger function)
 Compact and portable
 Support USB Mass storage
 Support MicroSD memory card up to 32GB (Not Included)
 GPS Points include location, time, date, & speed
 An 8GB MicroSD Card can record more than 28,000,000 points!
 Built-in high efficiency Li-Ion battery
 Press to save the current point, you could save the points anywhere
 Micro USB port for charging
 GPS fix status shown by LED
 Battery power low shown by LED
 Charging shown by LED
 Memory status shown by LED
 Water-resistance IPX4
 Built-in Bluetooth for BT GPS Receiver function
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1-2 Specifications
Electronics
GPS Chipset
Frequency
C/A Code
High Performance GPS chipset
L1, 1575.42 MHz
1.023 MHz chip rate
GPS Accuracy
Position Horizontal
Velocity
Time
Datum
Datum
Acquisition Rate
Hot start
Warm start
Cold start
Reacquisition
Protocol
GPS Protocol
GPS Output format
Dynamic Condition
Acceleration Limit
Altitude Limit
Velocity Limit
Battery
Battery Cell Type
Battery Capacity
Charging time
Operation time
Antenna
GPS Antenna Type
Buttons
Power Key
Main Button
Reset Key
Temperature
Operating
Charging
Autonomous<2.5M
0.1m/sec
1 micro-second synchronized to GPS time
Default: WGS-84
1 sec., average
35 sec., average
35 sec., average
0.1 sec. average
Default: NMEA 0183
GGA,GSA,GSV,RMC,GLL,VTG
Less than 4g
18,000 meters (60,000 feet) max.
515 meters/sec. (1,000 knots) max.
Built-in Li-Ion rechargeable Battery
820mAh
4 hours (Battery Capacity 0% to 100%, Charge Current 250mA)
15 hours by 1-second interval
Built-in ceramic 18*18*4 patch antenna
Turn on & Turn off the device
Press button once to save a waypoint
Hold on button for 3 seconds to turn on/off Bluetooth Receiver
Reset device
-20°C ~ 50°C
0°C ~ 40°C
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Humidity
Mechanism
Size
Weight
Operational up to 95% non-condensing
79mm* 42mm* 19mm
58g
1-3 Accessories
DG-500 Main Unit
USB Cable
AC Charger
Micro SD Card
(Optional)
(Not Included)
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Quick Start Guide
1-4 Appearance
1
Micro USB port
2
Power Key
3
Reset key
4
Bluetooth & Memory LED
5
Power LED
6
GPS LED
7
Main Button
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Micro SD Card Slot
1-5 LED Indicator Chart
BLE &Memory LED
LED
State
Red (On)
Red
Blue
Blink Slowly
Blink Quickly
(Once per second) (Once every 3
seconds)
Memory card is not Memory is full
installed
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Blue
Blink Quickly
(Once per second)
Bluetooth is on, but Bluetooth is
not connected to
connected to the
the other Bluetooth other Bluetooth
Power LED
LED
State
Orange
Red
DG-500 is being charged
Battery power is low
GPS LED
LED
On
Blink Quickly
(Once per second)
State
DG-500 gets GPS fix
DG-500 does not get GPS fix
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Chapter 2:Start to Use
2-1 DG-500 Operation
1.
Initially, the enclosed rechargeable battery requires a complete charge before device
usage. Therefore, to maximize your device’s battery life it is highly recommended to
connect DG-500 to AC charger for 4 hour battery charge time (DG-500 in power-off
condition.)
2.
Install the Micro SD Card (Not Included) into the Micro SD Card Slot with the metal side
facedown. Press and hold the power button for three seconds to turn on DG-500. Then
you would see GPS LED on.
3.
After getting GPS fix and starting to record traveled path, GPS LED would flash.
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2-2 DG-500 Power Off
Under power-on status, press and hold power button for three seconds to turn off device.
GPS LED would be off after device is powered off.
2-3 DG-500 Bluetooth ON
Under power-on status, press and hold Main button for three seconds to turn on the
Bluetooth. The Bluetooth LED would blink blue slowly. After DG-500 pairs with the other
Bluetooth, the Bluetooth LED would blink blue quickly. GPS Data could be sent out via
Bluetooth.
2-4 Save the Waypoint
When DG-500 could get GPS fix, you could short press main button to save the waypoint
to Micro SD Card. The memory LED would blink red once. (You could not save waypoint
if it could not get GPS fix.)
2-5 Reset the Device
You could reset device by pin the reset key with sharp object like pen point. DG-500 would
be powered off after pin the reset key. Please hold on power key for three seconds to turn
on it.
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Chapter 3: DG-500 PC Utility Operation
3-1 PC Utility Function
Uploading the
recorded data
Upload the traveled path data into PC and save it
(1) KML format for Google Earth
Saving data into (2) GPX format file
different format (3) CSV format file
(4) GSR format file
Data logging
Setting
Power Saving Mode
Bluetooth Status
Height Limit
Setting the
recording
interval
Range:1~5 second
3-2 Main Screen Introduction
Start to connect
1. Connect DG-500 and PC by USB cable.
2.
Double click the icon or select [Start][All Programs][Globalsat DG-500
Tool] Globalsat DG-500 Tool
You would see the main screen of DG-500 PC Utility as the screenshot below.
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Menu bar
Tool bar:
Open the file in the PC
Save data to PC
Filter function
Upload DG-500 traveled data
Delete all data in DG-500
Set DG-500 function
Play Log file
PC Utility version
Traveled path data list:
List the traveled path data loaded from DG-500 or from file
Traveled path information field:
Show the information of traveled data, including date, time, longitude, latitude, speed,
and height (according to the DG-500 data setting)
Google Map Display:
Show the selected point of the traveled data list on Google Map
3-3 Download and sett the traveled path data
1.
Click on
icon
2.
Select
the traveled path data that you’d like to download and then click on
“Apply” button.
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3.
The downloaded data would be displayed on the traveled path data list. Each data
would be displayed the date and the starting time.
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4.
You could display the traveled path data on Google Map by selecting
the data in
the traveled path list. If you double click the traveled path, Google Map would move
to the starting point of that traveled path. The Traveled Path Information field would
display all the recorded points. The manually saved waypoints would be marked
with
5.
You could display any points on Google Map by click on that point in the traveled
path information field. That point would be marked
as on Google map. The
manually saved waypoints would be displayed on Google map at the same time.
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6.
You could select several traveled paths to display on Google map. The traveled
paths would be marked by different colors.
7.
You could check the details of each point in the traveled path information field. The
manually saved waypoints would be marked with start signs.
3-4 Filter the Traveled Points by
1.
2.
Click on the
icon on tool bar.
You would see the screenshot as below.
3.
Enter the speed you’d like to filter and choose the filter rule. Then you could get the
points of your setting. You could view all the manually saved points by select
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4.
Corresponding data.
5.
Select
would display all the manually saved points.
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3-5 Save Data to PC
You could save the traveled path data by clicking on
You could save the data in the format of *.gsr or *.kml or *gpx or *.csv.
You could open the saved traveled path data by clicking on
open the file of *.gsr format.
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icon. You could only
3-6 Set the Save Points format
Click on
icon on tool bar or select [Device]  [Device Setting]
You would see the screenshot as below.
Function description:
Data logging format
Position: Record the position data and save it as the file format of gpl.
Data logging setting (choose the device setting)
Power Saving Mode (on/off):
Turn on/off power-saving mode. In power-saving mode, device would not record position
if it does not detect movement for 30 seconds.
Bluetooth Status on/off:
Turn on/off the Bluetooth.
Height Limit on/off
Turn on/off the limit of height, 18,000 meters.
Data logging interval
Select the interval for recording the position at the pull-down menu of “GPS interval.”
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This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions:
1) this device may not cause harmful interference and
2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation of the device.
FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement:
1. This Transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other
antenna or transmitter.
2. This equipment complies with FCC RF radiation exposure limits set forth for an
uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with a
minimum distance of 20 centimeters between the radiator and your body.
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