logo Long Zhen and Rafael Rivera have just released a software based GPS sensor that integrates with the Windows 7 sensor and location API. What they have essentially allows users to now make their copy of Windows 7 know its location without the use of a GPS device. This is really awesome tool as right know there are still no Windows location API GPS devices that I know of if you live in Australia.

Below are the steps involved with download installing and Geosense for Windows and then how to configure the Windows 7 Weather Gadget application to automatically detect your location.

How to install Geosense for Windows 7

Step 1. Head over to http://www.geosenseforwindows.com/ and download either the 32 or 64 bit version of the software based on your computer.

Step 2. Double click on the MSI file (Geosense_1.0_x64.msi or Geosense_1.0_x86.msi)

Step 3. Tick “I authorize you to slap me if i violate the terms above” and then click “Install”

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Step 4. Accept the UAC prompt (you do have UAC turned on don’t you?)

Note: You may get prompted to install the device driver if this happens then click “Install”.

Step 5. Click “Finish”

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Step 7. Open “Control Panel” and type “location” in the search bar then click on the “Enable location and other sensors” option

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Step 8. Tick “Enabled” next to the Geosense Location Sensor and the click “Apply”

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How to use Geosense Location Sensor for Windows 7

Now you have enabled the Geosense Location Sensor for Windows 7 its time to enable automatic location options in the Windows 7 weather gadget.

Step 1. If you have not already enabled the Weather gadget that comes with Windows 7 open the Gadget Gallery from the star menu and double click on the “Weather” gadget.

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Step 2. Click on the Options spanner icon next the Weather gadget.

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Step 3. Select the “Find location automatically” and click “OK”

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Your done… Notice when you click on the small blue location next to the location it tells you that “Your location is detected”.

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