Common NMEA Sentences.
The following information describes the most common NMEA-0183 sentences transmitted by GPS receivers.
The NMEA standard provides quite a range of sentences, but many relate to non-GPS devices and
some others are GPS related but rarely used. We normally recommend the use of NMEA mode for new GPS
applications to give maximum compatibility with all GPS receivers. Most GPS receivers also have
a binary mode but it is normally best to reserve the use of binary GPS protocols for applications that really require
their use, such as those requiring position updates of greater than once per second.
We also have a page that covers other NMEA sentences that are also used by GPS receivers, although somewhat less commonly.