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ArcGIS .NET Runtime and GPS receiver, how to connect

Question asked by JohnRFix on Sep 23, 2019
Latest reply on Oct 18, 2019 by JohnRFix

I am working on a Windows 10 app using the ArcGIS .NET SDK runtime and I am trying to read the location from my GPS receiver. The GPS receiver is "pushing" data to a COM port. 


I can only seem to get location data from the Windows Location Service, but I want to be able to read from a connected GPS receiver. Of course I won't always know which COM port the receiver is attached to, or the baud rate. I do know the data will be in the NMEA format.


How do I get .NET runtime to find the COM port, set the correct baud rate, and read the GPS receiver data so I can see if on a map? Yes, I see I can setup my own data source....but I'm asking how do I connect to the GPS data feed?


I can't be the first trying to use a GPS receiver with runtime, yet I can't find anything on GeoNet. Of course is doesn't help that searching for GPS returns all kinds of results for GP (GeoProcessing).