This post provides an overview and learning objectives of Chapter 9 from my book Building Arduino Projects for the Internet of Things.

Introduction

Location aware devices are going to be one of the largest contributors of savings from IoT implementation. The usages of this IoT pattern will be seen in various different types of scenarios e.g. optimal route planning, endangered wildlife tracking and pin pointing crash locations etc.

In this chapter, you are going to build a Livestock Tracking System. Figure below shows a high-level diagram of all components involved in this system. First component is an Arduino device that captures current coordinates and publishes it to a server using HTTP request. Second component is a server that receives GPS coordinates and stores them in a database. Final component is web page that shows stored GPS coordinates on a map. This web page is physically going to reside in the server as well.

CodifyThings - Building Arduino Projects for the Internet of Things (IoT)

Learning Objectives

At the end of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Read GPS coordinates
  • Publish GPS coordinates to a server
  • Display GPS coordinates in a map

Final Product

CodifyThings - Building Arduino Projects for the Internet of Things (IoT)

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CodifyThings - Building Arduino Projects for the Internet of Things (IoT)