Feature request #12980

Handling GNSS receiver data

Added by Oliver Toth almost 2 years ago. Updated about 1 year ago.

Status:Closed Start Date:06/17/2015
Priority:Normal Due date:
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Category:C++ plugins/GPS plugin
Target version:Future Release - Nice to have
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Platform version: Pull Request or Patch supplied:No
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i tried to use an external GPS/GNSS Receiver (u-blox) that allows to use GLONASS satellite data to get more precice Position. The Connection in QGIS works, but no data was received. The result of the contact with the dealer of the Receiver was, that QGIS do not read the incoming prefix $gn, that is used by GNSS only $gp for "basic" GPS data. So we modified the NMEA adjustment of the Receiver - and it works! In QGIS, I can't see all received satellites, but the Signal and showed GPS-Position is very precise. Also, QGIS can only receive/Show 12 Satellites. I think it would be advantageous to use GLONASS and other data sources. So, it would be nice if QGIS could read this NMEA Standards and receive more than 12 satellites. Here is ane example of the used Protokoll the lines with the prefix $PUBX are u-blox specific and not relevant.


I hope this Report is helpful


Associated revisions

Revision c8a73da5db7f580dd044a4a5acd7e1e774ab91a5
Added by Jürgen Fischer about 1 year ago

Merge pull request #2867 from dzolo/master

[FEATURE] Adds support for GNSS receivers by handling $GPRMC message (implements #12980)


Updated by Giovanni Manghi almost 2 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Bug report to Feature request
  • Category set to C++ plugins/GPS plugin
  • Target version set to Future Release - Nice to have

Updated by Jürgen Fischer about 1 year ago

  • Status changed from Open to Closed

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