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Raspberry Pi: How to get GPS working

How to install USB GPS dongle to Raspberry Pi Raspbian Wheezy.

I needed GPS on my Raspberry Pi to do some wardriving and I found Globalsat BU-353 GPS USB receiver SiRF III dongle which has worked perfectly.

First we have to install GPSD and GPS-Clients with apt-get:

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apt-get install gpsd gpsd-clients<br />

After that you could get gpsd working with it’s .conf file but I haven’t so I just use short script to get my GPS working:

<br />
pkill gpsd<br />
gpsd -n -D 2 /dev/ttyUSB0<br />

Save that example as gps.sh and give it enough rights:

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chmod +x gps.sh<br />

Now run that script and test if your GPS is working using cgps:

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cgps -s<br />

You should shortly see some NMEA data and more location data like latitude, longitude, time and so on… If you get those to your screen your GPS is working OK.

2 comments to Raspberry Pi: How to get GPS working

  • TZ

    Hi! … pls how save in a file the information show from “cgps -s”. thks!

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