We are using a Surface Pro 3 with Windows 8.1 64bit, Bluetooth GPS, and QGIS (2.4 standalone download). We have opened a new QGIS project and are able to connect to the GPS unit within the GPS Information menu. The map centers on the current GPS location and track points are automatically added to the screen. Our problem is that the points are not being saved to the point file. In fact, the track points on the screen just disappear after closing out of the QGIS project. Below are the steps that we took. Can anyone please help?
- Added a point vector file
- Connect to GPS
- Opened an editing session for the point vector file
- Within GPS Information menu checked “Automatically save added features” and “Automatically add points” 5.We can see the track develop on the screen as we drive. When we close the editing session, and close out of QGIS, none of the points have been stored in the shapefile.
In a nutshell, we want to be able to automatically add and save points to a point file during an editing session without having to physically press “add point” each time we need to add a point.