Current Location in GPS?

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  1. Reid
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    Posted 29 Jun 2011 Link to this post

    Hello,

    I am new to the RadMap and GeoCoding in general and have a question. 

    The first version of this application will be a thin WPF client, and in this version it will show a map with a route drawn on it.  Is it possible to show the current location (where the app is running) on the RadMap by using the Internet connection the host computer is using?

    Any suggestions would be great.

    Thanks!

    Reid
  2. Andrey
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    Posted 01 Jul 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Reid,

    This task does not concern the regular geocoding. Regular geocoding can detect geographical coordinates (lat/lon) using postal address and vice versa.

    In your case you need to detect geographical coordinates by IP address. It is so called geolocation. RadMap doesn't provide this functionality. There are several services in the Internet which could help you. For example:

    http://www.maxmind.com/
    http://compnetworking.about.com/od/traceipaddresses/f/ip_location.htm

    But most of them aren't free. In anyway, you have to create code which will communicate with these services by yourself.

    Kind regards,
    Andrey Murzov
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  4. Reid
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    Posted 01 Jul 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Andrey,

    Thanks for those links.  I have since done more research and realized that you can buy recievers that plug into the com port or USB.  It is then a matter of parsing the NMFA packets that they emit to get the current location.  Those devices average $70 U.S. Dollars.

    Thanks,
    Reid
  5. Andrey
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    Posted 06 Jul 2011 Link to this post

    Hello Reid,

    You definitely can use any hardware devices to get your current location via GPS. But it's your responsibility to create the communication code which will take packets from it and then pass the coordinates to the RadMap.

    Greetings,
    Andrey Murzov
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  6. Reid
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    Posted 06 Jul 2011 Link to this post

    Agreed.  Thank you.
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