There is an issue using GPS utility(Tools->Geographics->GPS) in Windows 8 Tablet PC. This utility allows only Garmin USB or NMEA-Compatible COM port GPS receivers but internal GPS module for Tablet doesn't provide such interface. In Windows 8 there are no Virtual COM ports for internal GPS modules as the drivers for W8 are different. Is it a known issue and are there any workarounds how to connect it?
It appears this is not currently possible to achieve in MicroStation, I would like to file an Enhancement for the product, can you please answer the below questions to aid in getting your full perspective across to development:
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BSW Solutions Manager
Would like to use delivered Microstation GPS Utility in Windows 8 with PC internal GPS modules.
In Windows 8 the GPS interface has changed and is no more compatible with old way of connecting GPS devices trough Virtual COM ports. GPS Utility is no more compatible with Windows 8.
Not possible to use internal GPS at all. Windows 8 compatible GPS drivers doesn't create Virtual serial ports anymore and can be accessed only using Windows Location API.
Internal GPS could be used in W8
Enhancement 69489:Use delivered Microstation GPS Utility in Windows 8 with PC internal GPS modules
Has been filed and associated with SR# 7000090176
FYI this is available now in EAP1 version.
Unfortunately still only CONNECT edition GPS utility has "Windows Location Services" it is still missing in latest v8i editions. When it be available in other products and platforms?