MegunoLink Pro’s mapping visualiser lets you collect location data from GPS sensors and report it on a map giving a visual representation of the reported location. We like to use this GPS library along with a GPS receiver such as this one from Sparkfun.

mapping screenshot

Usage

Coordinates are sent from your embedded device using a text based serial protocol. MegunoLink Pro’s Mapping visualiser will interpret the data and display the location on a map. Mapping serial messages should follow the format below. Replace DEVICENAME with a unique identifier for the device gathering GPS data, replace LATITUDE and LONGITUDE with the coordinates you want show on the map. The command beginning and end markers are the braces, { and }.

{MAP|SET|DEVICENAME|LATITUDE|LONGITUDE}

Example Arduino Code

This example shows calls to two functions given below. This allows an Arduino to send coordinates to MegunoLink Pro by specifying the coordinates as either a string or alternatively as floats.

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