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Does any USB GPS work with Windows 10 offline maps?
tcassidy
I guess I am misunderstanding your question. You can only use GPSReverse if you have a device that already provides the Windows Location sensor information such as WWAN or at least a Geolocation sensor like the Broadcom GNSS 4752 chip present. GPS Gate can use that information to provide a COM port if you include its Plugin installer.

I thought you were trying to provide Windows Location info from an external GPS .

Terry
Stormchaser
I am. I have a Bu353-S4
tcassidy
Then GPS Direct is the software you need. It provides Windows Location type GPS information from a COM port. I would have to see if I have a computer with it set up to remember how to use it though.

Terry
tcassidy
Actually I had a bunch of screen captures but I made a new one.



Terry
tcassidy
I remember what I didn't like about this program...accessing it! I never figured out how to get to it except to save it when you download it. Then you can access this screen by going to your downloads folder and installing it again.

Terry
Ken in Regina
Yes, I had the same issue.

...ken...
Stormchaser
Is this going to mess up gpsgate? I need it split for several programs.
tcassidy
I can't remember. Do you have one output from GPS gate that you are not using? If so, set that COM port as the input for GPSComplete. Otherwise you will just have to try and find out!

Terry
tcassidy
If you are using the free version of GPS Gate Splitter and require both COM ports provided for other programs, check out the options for the GPSComplete sensor driver installation. One of the options as above is 'Open COM port in shared mode' That might allow you to use it for GPS Gate as well.

Terry
Stormchaser
Thanks. I got it working finally. When testing it, nothing happens with the gps complete program, but it does show a location when hitting the location button.
tcassidy
Forgot to mention you needed to turn on location in Windows!! Also, you may want to go away from your wireless router to test as it provides a generic location too.

Terry
Stormchaser
I use a Hotspot, but yeah I made sure I wasn't connected to the internet. Windows maps is the only navigation program I could get to work with it. Tried several apps with no luck. But that's fine.
GoneNomad
Since the current Windows location scheme has been around for nearly 7 years (since Windows 8), it sure seems to me that major manufacturers (like GlobalSat) of external GPS receivers should have updated their driver software so that third-party patches would not be required to provide location info to Windows 10's location service.


Maybe someday.
Ken in Regina
Don't hold your breath...

...ken...
tcassidy
Quote:
Originally Posted by GoneNomad
Since the current Windows location scheme has been around for nearly 7 years (since Windows 8), it sure seems to me that major manufacturers (like GlobalSat) of external GPS receivers should have updated their driver software so that third-party patches would not be required to provide location info to Windows 10's location service.


Maybe someday.
I seem to recall the UBlox 7 can do that.

Terry
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