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Old 01-01-2016, 05:36   #1
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Using opencpn on a tablet

Hi I have been using Opencpn on a laptop with dongle GPS for a while now, its great, but now I have a tablet "Samsung Ative Tab 3" I'm pretty sure it has built in GPS but I cant seem to find it in Opencpn setup. Has anyone any advice on how to get Opencpn to detect it or if indeed it will
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Hi I have been using Opencpn on a laptop with dongle GPS for a while now, its great, but now I have a tablet "Samsung Ative Tab 3" I'm pretty sure it has built in GPS but I cant seem to find it in Opencpn setup. Has anyone any advice on how to get Opencpn to detect it or if indeed it will
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You will need either Geolocation or Centrafuse Localizer to interface between OpenCPN abd the GPS.
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Re: Using opencpn on a tablet

Go into the tablet setup and see if the GPS is enabled. Many times its off. If it's on opencpn for android should find it. Might download a GPS app to test the GPS as it can take some time for the gps to determined position.
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Re: Using opencpn on a tablet

Jackdale,

On my S4 I find using GPS Status (free Google Play App) first always helps. I have to go to Settings > Location and turn it on. All Samsung tablets and phones have a built in GPS. I was looking into this because I thought they had taken it out ofg newer tablets, and called about 4 months ago and was reassured by the tech that they have not. It did not sound like the had any plans to change having a GPS as they regard it as important. (my reading of the discussion).

GPS Status just gets it all working faster finding satellites etc. If you've used GPS it recently you do not need it really. Also you can download a Sensor App like Sensor Readout to determine which senosr, ...there are gyroscope sensors, acclerometers, gravity sensor, linear accelerations sensor, magnetic sensor, 3-axis sensor. RH and barometer sensors, but I don't see the GPS indicated here on my S4... so that won't help.
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Re: Using opencpn on a tablet

The Samsung Ative Tab 3 is not an Android but a plain Windows device.

Those where the GPS does not have a COM output but is driven by the localization layer.

As Jackdale stated you will need a software to redirect into a COM port.

From the outstanding manual of OCPN:
GPS Geolocation for Win8 GNSS Sensor | Official OpenCPN Homepage
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Thanks Hubert. Assumed it was android.
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Re: Using opencpn on a tablet

Thanks for all your reply's, I should have said win 8.1, lots to think about. I was using a GPS dongle on my laptop, it works on my tablet but is a little unwieldy, just bought a right angled micro USB to USB adaptor, will see how that works and post the result, Thanks again
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