Electronics enthusiasts, developers, makers and students looking to set up a Raspberry Pi GPS project may be interested in a new tutorial published to the Hackster.io website by OzzMaker. Showing how to set up a GPS system using the BerryGPS-GSM in under an hour.
The intermediate project takes you step-by-step through the process of connecting and installing the assisted GPS system. Watch the video below to learn more about its features functionality and set up. The two main components on the BerryGPS-GSM are a uBlox CAM-M8 GPS module and uBlox SARA-U201 cellular modem.
“Typically, a GPS module can take a few minutes to get Time To First Fix(TTFF), or even longer if you are in built up areas(+20mins). This is because the Almanac needs to be downloaded from satellites before a GPS fix can be acquired and only a small portion of the Almanac is sent in each GPS update.
Assisted GPS speeds this up significantly by downloading ephemeris, almanac, accurate time and satellite status over the network, resulting in faster TTTF, in a few seconds. This is very similar how to GPS works on a smartphone. The BerryGPS-GSM supports assisted GPS. The below video shows a comparison between assisted and normal GPS.”
Visit the Hackster.io website to view the full Raspberry Pi GPS project.
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