The GPS Shield for Raspberry Pi consists of two components: A GPS Module and the Raspberry Pi to Arduino Connection Bridge that contains an Arduino-style socket into which the GPS Module will connect.
The picture shows these components mounted on a Raspberry Pi board for illustration only. The Raspberry Pi board and the GPS antenna are not included. See the options at the bottom of this page for a compatible small "internal antenna" or an adapter and an external antenna.
The GPS Shield for Raspberry Pi allows you to use your Raspberry Pi to get position and altitude data as well as speed, date and time (UTC). The GPS module on board is a Vincotech A1080-B which uses standard NMEA and SiRF III protocols to transmit the position data via serial port. The module has a U.FL antenna connector.
It is recommended to enclose the module to ensure an accurate satellite lock.
You can use the free arduPi library which allows you to use your Raspberry Pi with the same code used on an Arduino. To do so, the library implements conversion functions so that you can control all the I/O interfaces (I2C, SPI, UART, analog, digital) on the Raspberry Pi the same way as on an Arduino. See the user manual for details.
GPS Shield for Raspberry Pi Resources
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