|22 Sep 2009||#1|
| || |
Making Windows 7 Location “Aware” with u-blox Products
Last week, embedded GPS chip maker u-blox announced support for Windows 7’s Sensor and Location Platform. Windows 7 has built in “location awareness” using the new Windows Sensor and Location Platform. PCs with u-blox’s AMY-5M chip or their PCI-5S/PCM-5S receiver cards with Windows 7 can now be “location-aware” with u-blox’s new Windows 7 driver available for download here.
There is a u-blox GPS chip inside the Microsoft GPS dongle that ships with Streets and Trips 2009. I went out and grabbed a copy for myself to try out making Windows 7 on my laptop location-aware.
I plugged the dongle in, installed the u-blox Windows 7 driver, and the GPS dongle appeared as a sensor in Windows 7. I of course enabled the u-blox GPS sensor (or location sensor).
Windows 7 utilizes location-awareness in several different ways for the user. The inbox weather gadget is one.
If a person has a location sensor enabled in Windows 7, the “Find location automatically” in the weather gadget settings can be checked. If checked, this will allow the weather gadget to utilize the Sensor and Location Platform to discover your location and display weather from your location. In my case, it accessed my location using the u-blox GPS sensor I have enabled. As you move locations with your laptop, the weather gadget will chain to your current location.
If you have Streets and Trips 2009 and the Microsoft GPS dongle that comes with it, use it to make Windows 7 “location-aware” with the weather gadget.
As more and more laptops PCs come with GPS in them, Windows 7 is designed to take advantage of location natively within the OS. This offers a great experience for people always on the move.
For more information on the Windows Sensor and Location Platform in Windows 7, click here. If you’re a developer, learn how to make your application “location-aware” with Windows 7 with these resources on the Windows Sensor and Location Platform here.
|My System Specs|
|Similar help and support threads for2: Making Windows 7 Location “Aware” with u-blox Products|
|Hard disk making noise on particular location and unable to format it.||Performance & Maintenance|
|Be Aware Updated Explorer.exe : Windows Update KB977074||Windows Updates & Activation|
|Comparative test of AV products on Windows 7||System Security|
|6,000 products certified so far for Windows 7 Logo||News|
|Norton 2009 products now work with windows 7!||System Security|
|Norton 2009 products now support Windows 7!||Software|
|Location Aware Printing - Automatically Switch Default Printers||Tutorials|
|Our Sites ||Site Links ||About Us ||Find Us |
© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:32 PM.