Detailed Description

The Qt Positioning API provides positioning information via QML and Python interfaces.

Currently the API is supported on Android, iOS, macOS, Linux, and Windows (with GPS receivers exposed as a serial port providing NMEA sentences or using Windows.Devices.Geolocation).


The Qt Positioning API gives developers the ability to determine a position by using a variety of possible sources, including satellite, or wifi, or text file, and so on. That information can then be used to for example determine a position on a map. In addition satellite information can be retrieved and area based monitoring can be performed.

Using the Module

To include the definitions of modules classes, use the following directive:

import PySide6.QtPositioning

The module also provides QML types .

To load the Qt Positioning module, add the following statement to your .qml files

import QtPositioning

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