HoloLens 2 GPS location

Lam Van Nguyen 1 Reputation point


I am a researcher (not in the IT field) and I am interested in using HoloLens 2 for my work.
I intend to buy HoloLens 2 but as I know this version does not support a GPS receiver. In another way speaking, I cannot access my current location on this version.
Is there any way to access my current in real-time using HoloLens 2? Which module can I install to do this?

Thank you very much.

Best regards.

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  1. Hernando Ren 2,171 Reputation points

    Hello, Welcome to Microsoft Q&A,

    HoloLens2 doesn't support GPS Sensor, but an app can acquire the user's current location via Wi-Fi. It is less precise but more likely to be available indoors. You can invoke the Windows Runtime API Geolocator.GetGeopositionAsync method in the Windows.Devices.Geolocation namespace to retrieve the current location of the device.

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  2. Gustavo Beltrão Braga 6 Reputation points

    Just tested HernandoRen-MSFT answer and it works like a charm! Thanks for the insight, I did a tutorial a while ago about Hololens and Unity and just added how to implement this GPS solution to the project, but it should work for non Unity cases as well. I see many people struggling with this problem and I hope I can help someone.

    The tutorial: https://github.com/Gustavobb/HoloLens2-Unity-Tutorial#gps

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  3. 2022-12-02T12:42:02.773+00:00

    we have done some remarkable tests with rtk/gnss devices like Leica FLX100 plus
    and the bridge App from vGIS.