I dug up one of my oldest blog posts from about 7 years ago. In the post, I show how I had connected my Garmin eTrex GPS receiver to an Arduino board and used it to control a camera in a desktop application.
After pumping the data into the Arduino, I parsed the raw GPS data coming from the eTrex and streamed it out to a Python app on the desktop, via a serial port. I was using the output to position a virtual camera in the OSSIMPlanet platform by formatting XML in Python and sending it to a listener built into the OSSIMPlanet app. (OSSIMPlanet is a sort of pre-Google Earth, Google Earth on steroids product.)
I haven’t used it for years, but thought some of the methods from this old post may still apply if you have an Arduino + GPS or Arduino -> Python streaming requirement. Enjoy the flashback – I know it’s inspired me to pick up a new Arduino to continue where I left off.
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