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A cheap GPS for your Raspberry PI

A cheap GPS for your Raspberry PI

Old i-gotu (i-gotU) gt-200e/gt-120 gps receiver work with the #raspberry pi just fine! breathing a new life in this 5 years old device. You’ll find a lot on #eBay cheap for sale

i-gotU is a #GPS Logger and Receiver 2-in-1 device including user-friendly Travel Blog Software. i-gotU records trip routes, Auto-adds photo GPS locations, creates an animated trip journal that brings back live trip memory by plotting the route and playing back the photos / YouTube videos with the exact location on 3D maps, making it more fun and easier to share trip or outdoor sport activities with friends through @trip travel-blog hosting site, Internet Explorer MHTML or Google KMZ file format or popular web album Picasa & Flickr.

Dimension 44.5 x 28.5 x 13 mm
Weight 20g
GPS SiRF Star IV Low Power chipset
Hot Start: < 1 sec
Warm Start: < 35sec
Cold Start: < 35sec
WASS & EGNOS support
GPS Antenna Built-in GPS patch antenna
Interface USB 1.1
Water Resistant Yes
Battery Built-in 230mAh Lithium-ion battery
Build-in memory 16Mb
Waypoints 65,000
LED indicator Blue & Red

I used it directly plugged into a RPi usb port 🙂

No special driver software was needed using Raspbian. It shows up under /dev/ as /dev/ttyUSB0 or ttyUSB1, which you will need to determine before you start up gpsd.

  • gpsd is sort of a generic GPS receiver server that then makes the output from one or more #GPS devices available in a standard format to both local and remote GPS applications. Doc Here
  • foxtrotgps is a simple gps/mapping application that makes use of GPSD data.

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Cédric Walter

I worked with various Insurances companies across Switzerland on online applications handling billion premium volumes. I love to continuously spark my creativity in many different and challenging open-source projects fueled by my great passion for innovation and blockchain technology. In my technical role as a senior software engineer and Blockchain consultant, I help to define and implement innovative solutions in the scope of both blockchain and traditional products, solutions, and services. I can support the full spectrum of software development activities, starting from analyzing ideas and business cases and up to the production deployment of the solutions. I'm the Founder and CEO of Disruptr GmbH.

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