Qt Positioning C++ Classes

The Positioning module provides positioning information via QML and C++ interfaces. More...



Represents an address of a QGeoLocation


Describes the parameters of an area or region to be monitored for proximity


Enables the detection of proximity changes for a specified set of coordinates


Defines a circular geographic area


Defines a geographical position on the surface of the Earth


Represents basic information about a location


Defines a geographic path


Defines a geographic polygon


Contains information gathered on a global position, direction and velocity at a particular point in time


Abstract base class for the distribution of positional updates


Factory class used as the plugin interface for external providers of positioning data


Defines a rectangular geographic area


Contains basic information about a satellite


Abstract base class for the distribution of satellite information updates


Defines a geographic area


Positional information using a NMEA data source


Satellite information using an NMEA data source

Detailed Description

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

import QtPositioning

For C++ projects include the header appropriate for the current use case, for example applications using routes may use

#include <QGeoCoordinate>

Using the Module

Using a Qt module requires linking against the module library, either directly or through other dependencies. Several build tools have dedicated support for this, including CMake and qmake.

Building with CMake

Use the find_package() command to locate the needed module components in the Qt6 package:

find_package(Qt6 REQUIRED COMPONENTS Positioning)
target_link_libraries(mytarget PRIVATE Qt6::Positioning)

Building with qmake

To configure the module for building with qmake, add the module as a value of the QT variable in the project's .pro file:

QT += positioning

See more in the Qt Positioning Overview.

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