Is there a way to access the status and the XY-coordinates from a GPS-connection established by the GPS-widget in QGIS 3 via python? I want to establish the connection with the widget to have better control of the connection (like changing ports) and status checks, but need the coordinates inside a python plugin.

  • This is a good one! There is a panel to view GPS in the menu View- Panels- GPS information. There must be a way to get that info. – Cary H Dec 21 '18 at 19:17
  • Seems to be a bigger issue.. even in the QGIS mailinglist I got no reaction to this question. – Firefly Dec 22 '18 at 9:23
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    When keeping the map always centered over the current position, it is possible to get the coordinates with canvas = iface.mapCanvas() canvas.center() . – Firefly Dec 28 '18 at 21:19

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