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Raspberry Pi Projects for the Evil Genius by Donald Norris

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CHAPTER 5GPS

Introduction

In this chapter, I will first discuss what constitutes the Global Positioning System (GPS), a satellite-based navigation system, and the advantages and limitations that are involved with using it. I will next explain how a serial communication link may be set up and run between the RasPi and a laptop computer.

Finally, I will show you how to connect a very capable GPS receiver to the RasPi and subsequently use a series of applications to decode and display target, position, and velocity (TPV) information on the RasPi screen.

Brief GPS History

The GPS system was initially deployed in the early 1970s by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to provide military users with precise location and time synchronization services. ...

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