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Old 21-06-2024, 01:02   #1
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How to access GPS data on Microsoft Surface Pro 9 SQ3


Microsoft Surface PRO 9 SQ3
Objective: usage of GSP in OpenCPN.

I don't find how to catch the GPS NMEA data through a virtual com port (Or through another way?).
Has somebody any idea how to set this up?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Old 21-06-2024, 02:00   #2
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Re: How to access GPS data on Microsoft Surface Pro 9 SQ3

all those tablets are sold saying that you'll have GNSS positioning, but it is under Microsoft Store app using geolocation, I still haven't found the way of using the positioning under a NMEA data COM port.

if you want to use the positioning data you'll have to use third party software.

you can download the program:
and follow the instructions for using it, it works.
and using it with OpenCPN but you'll get only the sentence RMC.

there is a OCPN plugin to use the geolocation, but I haven't been able to use it because it doesn't work, maybe because of Qualcomm and drivers for W11ARM64.
Just for the hell of it, maybe your laptop supports the Windows Sensor API. You could try the Windows Sensor Plugin that can be downloaded from the Cloudsmith repository Downloaded the tarball, and from OpenCPN->Settings->Plugins, select Import Plugin.

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