GPS module for SparkCore

Hi, I would like to know how to integrate a GPS module to SparkCore,
I need to create a device that sends realtime GPS location to a central server or for mobile app to ask for location on demand via Rested API (SparkCore already do this, thats why I need it). I have vehicles with Wifi hotspot already integrated so I will connect SparkCore to vehicle wifihotspot and expect it to start sending location.

The question here is… what GPS module do I need and how to integrate it with SparkCore. I know theres the Arduino shield for sparkcore where I can plugin another Arduino GPS shield or something like that… but I think this is too complicated for what I want to achieve.

Thanks for your advice.

Hey, nice project idea. I have been playing with this one:


with a few of my arduino projects. Adafruit wrote a nice GPS library for decoding the data, but I believe that you can just connect to it via SPI (or standard serial, tx/rx) and it should just spit out all the GPS senstences. It may require some AT commands to change what it outputs but you should be able to see and parse them yourself.

Some one suggested this GPS module in the sparkcore irc channel.

Im really not quite sure if this module could be integrated DIRECTLY to the sparkcore.
I see it uses TTL serial, im not much of an electrician, I really would like to know how that module should be connected to sparkcore terminals.

Also I found this arduino library affirming its made for that same gps module: https://github.com/WiFau/WiGPS

Im told sparkcore supports arduino code, so I guess I could use that one.

Im really not quite sure if this module could be integrated DIRECTLY to the sparkcore.
I see it uses TTL serial

TTL serial is exactly what the SparkCore needs. An additional complication is that TTL serial can operate at several different voltages, most commonly 5V and 3.3V. The SparkCore requires 3.3V, which is the same as the GPS module. I haven’t had a chance to look at the software side yet, I completely forgot I had signed up to the Kickstarter project until I got the shipping notification yesterday!