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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.

Dimension44.5 x 28.5 x 13 mm
GPSSiRF Star IV Low Power chipset
Hot Start: < 1 sec
Warm Start: < 35sec
Cold Start: < 35sec
WASS & EGNOS support
GPS AntennaBuilt-in GPS patch antenna
InterfaceUSB 1.1
Water ResistantYes
BatteryBuilt-in 230mAh Lithium-ion battery
Build-in memory16Mb
LED indicatorBlue & 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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