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GeocoordinateSatelliteData Class


Provides additional information about a Geocoordinate. This information is only applicable to position estimates obtained using satellite signals.

public ref class GeocoordinateSatelliteData sealed
/// [Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ContractVersion(Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract, 65536)]
/// [Windows.Foundation.Metadata.MarshalingBehavior(Windows.Foundation.Metadata.MarshalingType.Agile)]
class GeocoordinateSatelliteData final
[Windows.Foundation.Metadata.ContractVersion(typeof(Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract), 65536)]
public sealed class GeocoordinateSatelliteData
Public NotInheritable Class GeocoordinateSatelliteData
Object Platform::Object IInspectable GeocoordinateSatelliteData

Windows requirements

Device family
Windows 10 (introduced in 10.0.10240.0)
API contract
Windows.Foundation.UniversalApiContract (introduced in v1.0)
App capabilities
location ID_CAP_LOCATION [Windows Phone]


You can use the Geocoordinate.PositionSource property to receive the GeocoordinateSatelliteData information.

The properties of this class convey information about the satellite geometry with which the position was obtained. Their values indicate the level of confidence that the position provided is precise. Lower values for dilution of precision (DOP) indicate high confidence on the precision of the position obtained. Positions with a DOP of 5 or less are considered reliable. Positions with a DOP higher than 10 are low confidence and should generally be discarded other than for a rough position estimation. Positions with a DOP higher than 20 should always be discarded.


If the GPS sensor returns a zero for any of the dilution of precision (DOP) values, the corresponding properties will return NULL.



Gets the gemoetric dilution of precision of a Geocoordinate.


Gets the horizontal dilution of precision (HDOP) of a Geocoordinate.


Gets the position dilution of precision (PDOP) of a Geocoordinate.


Gets the time dilution of precision of a Geocoordinate.


Gets the vertical dilution of precision (VDOP) of a Geocoordinate.

Applies to

See also