Incorrect position

Submitted: Saturday, Apr 03, 2021 at 14:44
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I am using ExplorOz on my PC and the GPS position is incorrect. I am sitting in suburban Adelaide and it thinks I am in Alice Springs - any ideas?
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Reply By: Member - Bigfish - Saturday, Apr 03, 2021 at 15:12

Saturday, Apr 03, 2021 at 15:12
I assume you have an external gps plugged in? May need calibrating/setting up correctly.
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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 03, 2021 at 15:13

Saturday, Apr 03, 2021 at 15:13
I had the same issue.

Your PC doesn't have a GPS so Traveller cannot get a real-time position info .

However in the absence of a GPS, Windows will supply its Default Location to Traveller (and other apps that use location info).

All you need to do to is change your default location in Windows.

Type Location in Window's search box,
Open Location Privacy settings in the pop-up
Scroll to Default Location and click the Set Default button.
Follow the prompts to set your current position on the map that appears.

Now go back to Traveller and click the GPS lock icon (gunsight at the bottom left of the screen)
Traveller will centre on your set location.





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Follow Up By: Paula R1 - Saturday, Apr 03, 2021 at 15:32

Saturday, Apr 03, 2021 at 15:32
Thanks Frank that worked!!
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Follow Up By: RMD - Saturday, Apr 03, 2021 at 17:18

Saturday, Apr 03, 2021 at 17:18
You still need a GPS signal from some device, connected, so any change in position will track as intended, as Bigfish mentioned.
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 03, 2021 at 19:19

Saturday, Apr 03, 2021 at 19:19
Yes, RMD (and Bigfish), that's correct, but the OP has said it's a PC, not a laptop, so I presume it is desk-bound and unlikely to change position until the next house move. LOL

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Follow Up By: RMD - Saturday, Apr 03, 2021 at 20:19

Saturday, Apr 03, 2021 at 20:19
Frank P
I understand that for a PC, but is there any point to having that location register correctly if never moving?
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Saturday, Apr 03, 2021 at 21:18

Saturday, Apr 03, 2021 at 21:18
RMD,

You'd have to ask the OP that question. There are times when it is handy and times when it is irrelevant.

For some of what I do in Traveller it is relevant. At other times it is not. It is easy to disable the default centering so you can customise Traveller's behaviour to suit your purposes.

And seeing that a laptop is a mobile PC, having the ability to set the default location to present position, wherever that happens to be on your travels, is probably useful if planning next day's route.

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Follow Up By: RMD - Saturday, Apr 03, 2021 at 22:43

Saturday, Apr 03, 2021 at 22:43
If it is a portable PC / laptop then ok, makes sense then.
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Follow Up By: Member - Jim and Trudy - Sunday, Apr 11, 2021 at 16:32

Sunday, Apr 11, 2021 at 16:32
My w10 notebook has that sort of problem too and it is frustrating when doing any sort of route planning as ExplorOz really doesn't cope well when a GPS fix is not accurate let alone missing (even if you update your default position). In my case a message keeps flashing irritably and covers the lower centre status area of the program's window. I would be happy to buy a GPS if I knew it was properly supported but every link I followed a year ago came to a dead end as it turns out that Microsoft had not properly supported any external GPS devices for the Windows v10 "Location Services" that ExplorOz uses, leading to some dodgy workarounds.

Perhaps I will start a new thread to see if things have improved in the last year or so in this regard? David does seem to have made many improvements to his program in that time.
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Follow Up By: Frank P (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 11, 2021 at 17:45

Sunday, Apr 11, 2021 at 17:45
Jim,

Check this page.

From that page:

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Windows 10 devices will need configuration of the GPS as a Windows GPS Sensor. This is not possible without installing a tool such as GPS Complete (free download from https://www.gpssensordrivers.com/).
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I have tried that for the exercise. It took a bit of fiddling about, but I have made Traveller's (and OziExplorer's) moving maps work on both my Win10 PC and my Win10 laptop. (Well the map didn't move much on my PC :-) but the annoying "poor GPS signal" popup went away.)
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