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Old 26-09-2013, 03:48   #16
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Re: How to use OpenCPN on a tablet windows 8

Thanks, Geolocation has been addedNMEA Instruments | Official OpenCPN Homepage
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Old 26-09-2013, 03:56   #17
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Re: How to use OpenCPN on a tablet windows 8

Thank you. Perhaps someone will find it of some use.
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Re: How to use OpenCPN on a tablet windows 8

NOTE! The latest version of this app actually seems to be r9 (not r6 referred to on the home page). It can be downloaded here: https://bitbucket.org/petrsimon/geol...tcp/downloads/

For information I have this working with OpenCPN on my Lenovo YogaBook running Windows 10 Pro Version 1803 Build 17134.228 (August 2018).

Thank you very much to @klubko for developing GeoLocationTCP and helping us windows users.
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Re: How to use OpenCPN on a tablet windows 8

Can someone from OpenCPN fix the link in the user manual?

Here:https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/do...rted:gps_setup
And here:https://opencpn.org/wiki/dokuwiki/do...n8_gnss_sensor

To reflect that this will also work on Windows 10 (not only 8, per the manual), and also to note about downloading the latest r9 version from here:

https://bitbucket.org/petrsimon/geol...tcp/downloads/

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Re: How to use OpenCPN on a tablet windows 8

NB: In Windows 10, make SURE to:

- Turn ON Windows Location Service
(Settings > Location Privacy Settings)

- Turn ON the GPS device
(Settings > Turn Wireless Devices On or Off)

Note: be aware that Windows can and will use other location services such as WiFi and Cellular if for some reason the GPS is not available.

This may lead to navigation errors.
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Old 18-08-2018, 05:39   #21
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Re: How to use OpenCPN on a tablet windows 8

FWIW, I have found r6 to be more reliable than r9 on my tablet. Iím not sure what tweaks r9 offers, but you may want to test on both your devices and pick the one thatís best.
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Re: How to use OpenCPN on a tablet windows 8

Thanks for the info. I'm not using it at sea at the moment so I can't speak about the reliability but as you said people should test which one works best for them.

From the list of resolved issues here https://bitbucket.org/petrsimon/geolocationtcp/issues
it appears that the following issues were fixed:

https://bitbucket.org/petrsimon/geol...many-commas-in

https://bitbucket.org/petrsimon/geol...s-not-properly

https://bitbucket.org/petrsimon/geol...ation-features

Also in R8 High Acuracy is forced, 10m, which is the maximum that the Windows API permits (https://bitbucket.org/petrsimon/geol...s/12/wrong-gps)

If you are using r6 in the real world, how do you find the accuracy? (eg: alongside a dock or something similar)

And here is a list of all the commits (changes) made: https://bitbucket.org/petrsimon/geol...cp/commits/all
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Re: How to use OpenCPN on a tablet windows 8

Haven’t used it this season, since my own boat broadcasts GPS over Bluetooth. I only use it when I take my Windows tablet onto other people’s boats, and haven’t done that this year. But previously I did not notice a difference in accuracy.
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Ok thanks, I'm in the centre of continental europe at the moment so I can't get a position relative to a fixed object on a nautical chart from here
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Re: How to use OpenCPN on a tablet windows 8

Win8 GNSS Sensor rewritten.
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