Feature request #7878
Windows 8 Location Provider GPS Support
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In order to support Windows 8 devices with a GPS QGIS needs to access the Windows Location Provider
#4 Updated by Miroslav Umlauf almost 4 years ago
Would be great. I tried today trial of third party software (Centrafuse Localizer) with QGIS 2.0.1, which supposed to turn Windows Location provider into selected COM port. While running the software QGIS automatically offers in "serial device" COM1. But when trying to connect it ends up with "Failed to connect to GPS device". Will test it further, it should work.
#6 Updated by Miroslav Umlauf almost 4 years ago
Sorry no luck. Even on other ports it is not working though some other software works. I think it is also connected to GPS driver. The build in GNSS from Broadcom has with official driver in the readme "...for evaluation purposes only. It is NOT a production release... ...In this release, only autonomous GNSS positioning is supported, and all the optional features are not supported yet." Well it was probably too early to expect working integrated GPS in the tablet on Windows.
#7 Updated by Miroslav Umlauf almost 4 years ago
As I expected it was the crap driver from DELL. I made it work with new driver from Lenovo - 19.14.8401.4 24 Nov 2012. Unfortunately the third party paid software Centrafuse Localizer is needed at this moment to provide GPS on com port to make it work with QGIS so hopefully you will make QGIS work with Windows 8 Location Provider in future. Thank you and good luck.
#13 Updated by Simon Webster about 2 years ago
Has this been addressed yet?
I've just tried using the internal GNSS card on two separate windows tablets, and no dice. Those same tablets are able to use a Garmin Glo via com port (bluetooth), but that defeats the purpose of having an internal positioning receiver.