Arduino GPS Map Navigation System

By on September 4, 2014

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Project Summary:

Built on the basis of Arduino UNO, GPS, SD card, TFT, GPS map navigation system is to obtain the real-time position information via GPS, to send it to UNO for calculation, according to the calculating results, and teamed up with the map file stored in SD card, thus presenting the position on TFT. The GPS system, owing the function to store the current position information, can be applied to running positioning and to record the running tracing.

Full Project:


(1) Connect TFT1.8 shield to UNO according the table below.

gps navigation system connection table

(2) Connect SD module to UNO according to the table below. 

gps navigation system connection talbe

(3) Obtain the map file.
  • Release the file“maptile.exe” .
  • Click the button in the red frame to select the zone.
  • Left click to select the map area needed to download; double click the left mouse button to finish.
  • Left click the button to finish downloading.
  • Copy the map file into the folder “SMARTGPS”within the SD card.
(4) Insert the SD card into the card slot of SD module.

gps navigation system 3d card

(5) Connect GPS Bee to UNO according to the table below.

gps navigation system connection table

(6) Plug the digital push buttons into D2, D3 separately on UNO.
(7) Download the codes into UNO. Do pay attention to disconnect the GPS from UNO because GPS takes up the interface of UNO. Power up after downloading. 





gps navigation system prepare


gps navigation system based on Arduino



  1. kathi

    November 6, 2014 at 1:06 PM

    Hello, i want to do a project based on GPS to produce a voice according to my GPS coordinates, and also display the location in TFT1.8. Can you please help me to get audio output based on the gps values. thanks

  2. ana beci

    April 5, 2016 at 4:21 PM

    Hello!I am a bachelor student in electronics.I want to make a project with Arduino.Can anyone suggest something that is interesting?I have just one month to make this project.

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