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Geo Location Provider Emulation

The console provides commands to let you set the geo position used by an emulator emulated device. You can use the geo command to send a simple GPS fix to the emulator, without needing to use NMEA 1083 formatting. The usage for the command is:

geo <fix|nmea>

The geo command supports the subcommands listed in the table below.

Subcommand Description Comments
fix <longitude> <latitude> [<altitude>] Send a simple GPS fix to the emulator instance. Specify longitude and latitude in decimal degrees. Specify altitude in meters.
nmea <sentence> Send an NMEA 0183 sentence to the emulated device, as if it were sent from an emulated GPS modem. <sentence> must begin with '$GP'. Only '$GPGGA' and '$GPRCM' sentences are currently supported.

You can issue the geo command to fix the GPS location as soon as an emulator instance is running. The emulator creates a mock location provider that sends it to GPS-aware applications as soon as they start and register location listeners. Any application can query the location manager to obtain the current GPS fix for the emulated device by calling:

LocationManager.getLastKnownLocation("gps")

For more information about the Location Manager, see LocationManager and its methods.

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