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April 2020 release of INDI Library v1.8.5 introduces new drivers while providing fixes and improvements to existing devices and core framework.

GPS from mobile phone

2 months 3 weeks ago
Highkamp
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GPS from mobile phone #51802
I have seen some videos of using the mobile phone to send gps info to Kstars/Ekos using mobile apps such as Share GPS, etc. I see the drivers for connecting to GPS show up under auxiliary equipment but I am able to make it work. The youtube video of it shows a bunch of terminal commands that I am hoping are not needed if the drivers are already in the indi library. Anyone done this successfully and able to share how its done?

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2 months 3 weeks ago
wvreeven
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GPS from mobile phone #51803
See this comment and the rest of the thread:

indilib.org/forum/astroberry/6345-rpi4-gps-dongle.html#48482

I installed GPS2IP on my iPhone and successfully use it as GPS device for Ekos.


Clear skies, Wouter

ASI6200 and filter wheel with a SkyWatcher Esprit 80 ED on a SkyWatcher HEQ5-Pro
ASI1600MM-Pro Cooled and filter wheel with an 8" TS Ritchey-Chrétien on a SkyWatcher EQ6-R
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GPS from mobile phone #51805
Yes it works, and it isn't terribly difficult to setup. I used to do it myself. However it's one extra thing to do each time you setup, so ultimately a GPS dongle or installed expansion board is more convenient. If your geography doesn't change, you could get away with just an RTC for setting time time.

INDI/KStars on Raspberry Pi 4, 4gb
Raspbian Buster with AstroPi3 script configuration
Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Mount
Canon 600D Camera
Orion SSAG/ASI120mm @280mm Guide Scope
PHD2
Adafruit Motor Hat shield
Adafruit GPS Module
Generic Bluetooth Joystick.
Startech 7 port powered USB Hub.
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