[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_tour][vc_tab title=”What is GPS” tab_id=”1388387938-1-21″][vc_column_text]1. What is GPS?
The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information in all weather conditions, anywhere on or near the Earth where there is an unobstructed line of sight to four or more GPS satellites.The system provides critical capabilities to military, civil and commercial users around the world. It is maintained by the United States government and is freely accessible to anyone with a GPS receiver.
The current GPS consists of three major segments. These are the space segment (SS), a control segment (CS), and a user segment (US).
The space segment is composed of 24 to 32 satellites in medium Earth orbit and also includes the payload adapters to the boosters required to launch them into orbit. The control segment is composed of a master control station, an alternate master control station, and a host of dedicated and shared ground antennas and monitor stations. The user segment is composed of hundreds of thousands of U.S. and allied military users of the secure GPS Precise Positioning Service, and tens of millions of civil, commercial, and scientific users of the Standard Positioning Service[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Introduction of GPS Shield” tab_id=”1388387938-2-26″][vc_column_text]LinkSprite Arduino GPS shield is a GPS module breadout board designed for Global Positioning System receiver with SD interface. It is easy to use for recording the position data into SD card. 5V/3.3V compatible operation voltage level make it compatible with Arduino boards, leaf maple, IFlat32 and other arduino compatible boards.
- With Micro SD interface
- Active antenna design with high receive sensitivity, compatible normal antenna
- Extremely fast time to first fix at low signal level
- UART interface
- Operation temperature: -40℃ ~ +85℃
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If use USE_EXT_SDCARD macro definition, the data will save to GPS Shield’s SD card. You need use another SD library instead of the default one. You can it from here. Unzip the downloaded file and copy it to “ /usr/share/arduino/libraries”, cover the default SD library. Before you do this, you can back up the default SD library. And you also need download the file Pritht.h(here) and copy to “/usr/share/arduino/hardware/arduino/pcduino/cores/arduino”.
If do not use USE_EXT_SDCARD macro definition, the data will save to pcDuino’s RAM. In this condition, you cannot clink the “Run” button. Find the gps.cpp file in /home/ubuntu/Arduino and run it in Terminal. And a datalog.txt file will be created in /home/ubuntu/Arduino. Open this file, you will find GPS data.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Running screenshot” tab_id=”1388453023562-3-3″][vc_column_text]Save the GPS data to pcDuino’s Onboard Storage
Save the GPS data to the SD card of GPS Shield
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