Thursday, September 22, 2011

Windows Phone 7 - Raw Compass Data

About Raw Compass Data for WP7

Display the raw compass sensor data including:

  • Magnetic Bearing
  • True North Bearing
  • Magnetometer x,y,z readings

Calculates the magnetic declination being reported by the phone.

Independently determines the magnetic declination for your current latitude and longitude (if enabled in settings).

Strongly based on example code provided on MSDN to provide information useful for phone diagnostics. The raw compass data reported from the phone is not altered by the app.


Raw Compass Data Raw Compass Data Settings


  • 1.3
    • Adds a capture function to save a screenshot of the current data to your media library.
  • 1.2
    • Adds offline calculation of magnetic declination via the settings page.

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