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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

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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:
https://github.com/floviolleau/geolocation-tcp
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.
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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 https://cloudsmith.io/~steven-adler/...beta/packages/. Downloaded the tarball, and from OpenCPN->Settings->Plugins, select Import Plugin.
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