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We have some Panasonic ToughPads (FZ-G1) with a GPS a module built in.

I know where it is and can locate in it in COM 3 and it connects, registers a signal, shows satellite locations, but refuses to give me a any details. It also doesn't place a cursor where I am located on the map.

How does QGIS decide what Baud rate to use?

Is there a way I can manually set it?

or can anyone recommend a better plug-in?

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  • Can you enable logging and have a look at the output NMEA strings to see what the issue might be. – Nathan W Oct 8 '14 at 13:16
  • Have you tried using the GPS information panel with gpsd? – AndreJ Oct 8 '14 at 13:16
  • Logging seems to be fine, can't see any problems within that. I can use other programs as well and I receive a long and lat. Just not on GQIS. – Dave Oct 8 '14 at 13:25
  • Which QGis plugin (if any) do you use? – til_b Oct 8 '14 at 13:47
  • I'm using GPS Tools – Dave Oct 8 '14 at 13:54
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You can try GpsGate to relay GPS input over a virtual COM port with selectable baud rate. The GpsGate Express Client is free of charge.

It works for me with a Garmin device connected via USB inside QGIS.

  • I cant get it to work. It finds the GPS but then QGIS won't connect to it. Is it best to emulate a new serial port? Can you suggest the best output to use? – Dave Oct 9 '14 at 9:20
  • That's rather strange, because QGIS gets the satellite information, so it should get the position as well. A virtual COM would be the last chance I see. You could try visualgps.net/visualgps to see if that can read the location info. – AndreJ Oct 9 '14 at 10:05
  • Thanks GPS gate worked a treat. Used it for my panasonic FZ-G1 Tablet for global mapper. In setting for global mapper i used Garmin format, COM 1 with 9600 Baud rate. In GpsGate i made the active output Virtual COM1/Garmin Emulator, while the input was COM3, 9600 baud rate. – user49686 Mar 28 '15 at 5:35

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