Gone are the days when getting lost was a probability of an excuse!! With the sattellite based Global Positioning System, you cannot get lost even when you in the Pacific. From tracking vehicles’ position in the traffic to locating a lost tiger in the woods, GPS based mapping systems can cover a significant part of Earth’s geographical area.
This tutorial, featured on Cornell’s Jeremy Blums’ website, thoroughly discovers GPS tracking with an Arduino micro controller. The circuit applies the NMEA 0183 standard for communication through a tiny GPS module which communicates at a baud rate of 4800.
Apart from Arduino, a tiny GPS module is also used. In this project, tiny GPS parses the information received and stores it into an SD card. The information, stored in terms of latitude and longitude, can be input on any GPS based service like Google Maps to reveal exact location.
The project is a basic GPS tracking tutorial and carries immense potential to be customized into a hand made GPS device if one interfaces it a small portable computer. Can you do it? Watch this video to know all about Arduino based GPS tracking.