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GPS MODULE

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 2:55 pm
by beatsal
In the RPI book by W.Donat, he mentions a GPS module P6H071323 which I could not find anywhere.
Any help to get this or equivalent appreciated.

Re: GPS MODULE

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:26 pm
by daveake
Never heard of that model, and neither has Google - the only link it came back with was your post!

There are several Pi HAT GPS boards, or you can use a USB GPS dongle. To a basic level (sending common NMEA strings with time and position) they're all the same.

Dave

Re: GPS MODULE

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:32 pm
by i486
http://www.banggood.com/VK-172-GMOUSE-U ... 73820.html

This works like serial port but not sure it will be recognized by RPi.

Re: GPS MODULE

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:34 pm
by beatsal
Thanks Dave for reply.
Just wondering if I can hook it up with a (Android?) to get GPS info.

Re: GPS MODULE

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:39 pm
by paulie
The Adafruit Ultimate GPS (Hat or breakout board) also has a 1pps pin, which can be used to synchronise a NTP server, should you wish to build one.
Not required in all use cases, but useful if you want one.

http://www.satsignal.eu/ntp/Raspberry-Pi-NTP.html

Re: GPS MODULE

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:26 pm
by daveake
i486 wrote:http://www.banggood.com/VK-172-GMOUSE-U ... 73820.html

This works like serial port but not sure it will be recognized by RPi.
Yes, those work fine, appearing as a tty serial port on the Pi (ttyACM0 or ttyUSB0 - I forget which).

Dave

Re: GPS MODULE

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:28 pm
by daveake
beatsal wrote:Thanks Dave for reply.
Just wondering if I can hook it up with a (Android?) to get GPS info.
Android devices generally have their own GPS, so not sure what your aim is here, but yes it could be done using (e.g.) a bluetooth link between Pi and Android.

Re: GPS MODULE

Posted: Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:02 pm
by beatsal
Thanks for the reply. I plan to use the Android phone to get its GPS coordinates so as to control a robot which has a RPI3. Any thoughts appreciated.

Re: GPS MODULE

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:11 pm
by daveake
Still unsure what you're trying to achieve. Remember that a GPS position could be out by several metres.

Re: GPS MODULE

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:25 pm
by beatsal
Thanks. Yes, may be better to go with the GPS Module GTPA013? Any experience with it?

Re: GPS MODULE

Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 9:17 pm
by daveake
None at all. And even if I did, with the amount of information you've provided so far, I wouldn't be able to advise you anyway.