This tutorial was featured on the Cooking-Hacks website on 07/18/2012
This was easily the most time I’ve spent producing an Arduino Tutorial. I’ve been sporadically walking around NYC with this GPS for weeks as I’ve tweaked the code and gotten it just right. If it wasn’t obvious from the title, this tutorial will teach you how to use an Arduino paired with a GPS Module and an SD Card Module to log your latitude and longitude over the course of a day. As a bonus, I’ll also show you how to easily overlay this data onto a map using services like Google Earth and Google Fusion Tables (NOTE: Fusion Tables is being phased out by Google, so I recommend against using it – Edit from February 2019). I added a short “history lesson” to this episode to explain how GPS came to be; it’s the first time I’ve done that, so please let me know if you like the extra knowledge. Grab some popcorn and your Arduino, because this tutorial is pretty long – GPS is complicated! The schematics, programs, parts list, sample data, and important links are available for download below.
You can download the files associated with this episode here: Arduino Tutorial 15 Files
This video can also be viewed at element14.com.
Here is an online visualization of the data collected in this video: