[Qgis-developer] Bluetooth GPS and QGIS GPS Tracker tool

Noli Sicad nsicad at gmail.com
Wed Nov 24 23:16:02 EST 2010


Anybody manage to use bluetooth GPS device with QGIS GPS tracker tool?

Is the QGIS GPS tracker tool (i.e. GPS device port) capable of rfcomm
signal from the bluetooth devices?

It seems that there is no  rfcomm0 as option in the GPS device port? I
suppose Qgis is using gpsd.

Bluetooth and GPSD

Can I run gspd manually in terminal inorder to get GPS signal for QGIS
GPS tracker tool?

I managed to find app for Android phone (i.e. GPS 2 Bluetooth [1])
that make GPS acts as receiver for Google Earth and other desktop
mapping software.

[1] This small widget allows You turn your mobile phone to fully
functional GPS receiver accessible via Bluetooth. You can use any
desktop software like Google Earth or any other NMEA compatible.


Any suggestion how to get the bluetooth GPS working in QGIS.


Regards, Noli

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