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Lat/Long on Laptop/Tablet

Hello, 

 

Ran into a snag with using Location.Latitude / .Longitude. 

 

  • When on WiFi only, the Lat/Long represent my true location
  • When connected to company VPN, the Lat/Long represent the location of company VPN

Is there a way to point PowerApps to a "hardware" GPS signal rather than a "web" signal?

 

On the iPhone, I have no issue (because powerapps isn't running in the browser, but rather native). 

 

Any ideas? 

 

Thanks

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Hi @ericonline,

 

Have you turned on the location under your Device:

Settings  > Privacy > Location

 

More information, see:

Windows 10 location service and Privacy

 

Regards,

Michael

Community Support Team _ Michael Shao
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Hi @v-micsh-msft,

Sorry for the late reply.

I'm not using Windows in all cases.

Right now for example, I'm on Linux tethered to a cellular hotspot.

I'm physically residing at Lat: 47.54 Long: -122.38, but PowerApps is showing me at Lat: 37.09 Long: -95.71. How can I tell PowerApps to look at my GPS rather than get Lat/Long info from my network connection?

Thank you

 

Weird... after posting this...literally 3 minutes later. The Location.Lat/.Long in PowerApps changed to 47.54, -122.38 respectively.

 

Any ideas why the location would swing so wildly?

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