Adding GPS tracking to your Raspberry Pi-based projects

Hi geeks some time it is hard to manage gps connection to Raspberry PI.

dont worry we need following item needs for connectivity

  1. Raspberry pi 3
  2. USB to TTL adapter (Prolific PL2303)
  3. Neo 6M-0-001 Ublox GPS Module

Step:1

Connect your GPS module to USB to TTL adapter(Tx and Rx cross connection Required dont get confused)

GPS Module USB to TTL adapter
5v 5v
VCC 5v
Rx Tx
Tx Tx

Step:2

connect USB to TTL adaptor to raspberry pi and login to raspberry pi using putty or terminal.

Step:3

Now run following command to detect usb to ttl

ls /dev/ttyUSB*
sudo lsusb

I am assuming that USB to TTL connected on /dev/ttyUSB0. so run following command to get data from GPS.

sudo cat /dev/ttyUSB0

you will get data like above screenshot.Ctrl+C to stop output.

Optional Steps

Step 3

Installing a GPS Daemon (gpsd)
sudo apt-get install gpsd gpsd-clients python-gps

The next step is installing some software on your Raspberry Pi that understands the serial data that your GPS module is providing via /dev/ttyUSB0.

then run

//this command with tell actual gps data
gpsmon /dev/ttyUSB0

sudo gpsd /dev/ttyUSB0 -F /var/run/gpsd.sock

above will run gps data service in background

now see the data

cgps -s

 

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