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How to use a Trimble R10 with an Android web application

Question asked by Hernan D'Andrea on Oct 9, 2018
Latest reply on Oct 12, 2018 by Andrew Salmon

Hello, we are developing a web application running in a laptop in a field inspection truck, that will be accessed through Wi-Fi connectivity between the truck and Android mobile devices.

We need to gather geolocation data at centimeter precision, and use that data in our web application (HTML5), i.e. acquire it with the mobile device and send it via Wi-Fi to the laptop in the truck.

We count with a VRS network on the field and I understand that a good device for that would be the Trimble R10, which includes an integrated cellular modem for getting Internet connection.

I have a couple of questions:

1. If we connect the Trimble R10 device via Bluetooth to an Android smartphone, is there any way to acquire the geolocation data (latitude, longitude, etc.) from our web application (HTML5), for example using JavaScript logic?

2. When the Trimble R10 device is connected via Bluetooth to an Android smartphone, will the Android smartphone see it a "normal" external GPS device?

Thanks in advance.