ODK not using external GPS receiver signal

Hello,

I recently acquired an external GPS receiver (Trimble R1) to pair with my
Samsung tablet (Galaxy Tab A 7) to boost the accuracy of the GPS signal for
my ODK project. Using SBAS I'm able to get sub-metre accuracy using the
external GPS receiver and have confirmed this with the GNSS utility. This
is great, however for whatever reason it appears that ODK Collect is
utilizing the tablet's internal GPS signal (which is not very good) and not
the much more accurate GPS signal provided by the external GPS receiver.

Any suggestions from the ODK community would be welcome. Thank you!

Pano

Hi Pano,

ODK Collect uses whatever GPS provider that Android exposes. Try


to see what that provider is.

If you are pairing the device via Bluetooth, try this app


and the instructions at

Yaw

··· On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 12:07 AM, wrote: > Hello, > > I recently acquired an external GPS receiver (Trimble R1) to pair with my > Samsung tablet (Galaxy Tab A 7) to boost the accuracy of the GPS signal for > my ODK project. Using SBAS I'm able to get sub-metre accuracy using the > external GPS receiver and have confirmed this with the GNSS utility. This is > great, however for whatever reason it appears that ODK Collect is utilizing > the tablet's internal GPS signal (which is not very good) and not the much > more accurate GPS signal provided by the external GPS receiver. > > Any suggestions from the ODK community would be welcome. Thank you! > > Pano > > -- > -- > Post: opendatakit@googlegroups.com > Unsubscribe: opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com > Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en > > --- > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups > "ODK Community" group. > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an > email to opendatakit+unsubscribe@googlegroups.com. > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

Hi Yaw. The "Connecting an Android Phone or Tablet to a Bluetooth GPS
Receiver"
(https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zy_0N6MyI0uSwZMPoEK5O8EmLZeHfERRlDIoiRw2bR0/)
that you referred me to contained information on enabling the "Allow mock
locations
" feature on my tablet. This ended up resolving my issue and ODK
Collect now picks up the external GPS signal instead of the tablet's
internal signal.

Thank you very much for your help!

Pano

··· On Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 3:56:01 AM UTC-7, Yaw Anokwa wrote: > > Hi Pano, > > ODK Collect uses whatever GPS provider that Android exposes. Try > https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eclipsim.gpsstatus2&hl=en > to see what that provider is. > > If you are pairing the device via Bluetooth, try this app > https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=googoo.android.btgps&hl=en > and the instructions at > > https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zy_0N6MyI0uSwZMPoEK5O8EmLZeHfERRlDIoiRw2bR0/edit?pli=1 > > Yaw > > On Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 12:07 AM, <pa...@inlailawatash.ca > wrote: > > Hello, > > > > I recently acquired an external GPS receiver (Trimble R1) to pair with > my > > Samsung tablet (Galaxy Tab A 7) to boost the accuracy of the GPS signal > for > > my ODK project. Using SBAS I'm able to get sub-metre accuracy using the > > external GPS receiver and have confirmed this with the GNSS utility. > This is > > great, however for whatever reason it appears that ODK Collect is > utilizing > > the tablet's internal GPS signal (which is not very good) and not the > much > > more accurate GPS signal provided by the external GPS receiver. > > > > Any suggestions from the ODK community would be welcome. Thank you! > > > > Pano > > > > -- > > -- > > Post: opend...@googlegroups.com > > Unsubscribe: opendatakit...@googlegroups.com > > Options: http://groups.google.com/group/opendatakit?hl=en > > > > --- > > You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google > Groups > > "ODK Community" group. > > To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send > an > > email to opendatakit...@googlegroups.com . > > For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >