Build your own GPS tracking system-Raspberry Pi Zero W 2022

Installation, setup & configuration, Static IP, GPS Testing, Remote GUI, location tracking on Google Map, IoT & more

4.35 (732 reviews)
2 hours
Jan 2022
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What you will learn

Design your own advanced data streaming and visualization tool to view the detailed tracking information of the moving vehicle.

Develop a complete IOT based GPS system to track the real-time movement of the vehicle in the web dashboard.

Code in Python and extract the required information from the GPS module.

Automate the GPSD to start on boot.

Fetch the raw data from the GPS module using the Linux command.

Successfully test the GPS module in the windows & Linux environment.

Get to know about the working principle of the Global Positioning System (GPS).

Set static IP address in the latest Raspbian OS.

Access the graphical user interface of the Raspberry Pi without using any external monitor.

Install the latest Operating system on Raspberry Pi Zero wireless without monitor, keyboard, and mouse.

Perform IP scanning and wirelessly access Raspberry Pi using Putty.

Get to know the step-wise comparison between Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless and Raspberry Pi 3.

Detailed knowledge about the Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless and its previous versions.



1) I am new to Raspberry Pi, Can I do this course?

The course first teaches how to install and setup Raspberry Pi and then the projects start.

2) I have Raspberry Pi 4, can I do this course?

Of-course Yes!! The project can be completed on any version of Raspberry Pi.

3) What if I get stuck and need technical help?

We cover one business day resolution to all your technical queries. If you don't understand something, please post your query in Q & A section and we will get back in 24 hours.

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Learn to build a fully functional GPS tracking system from scratch. I have always been a firm believer in learning by doing and in this course, you will learn what you need to know by hands-on experience. You don’t need any special knowledge except basic computer skills to get started with the course. Every one of you comes from a different background and hence; the course is crafted from basic to advanced level with minute detailed in every lecture.    

The course is divided into 7 sections. In the first section, you will learn about the latest version of Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless in detail, its specifications and how it differs from its previous versions.  

In the second section, we will begin with installing the latest version of the OS without the help of any external monitor. We will make the IP address static to remotely access the terminal and the graphical user interface without using any IP scanner tool.  

In the third section, we will get to know about the project concept and the working principle of the Global Positioning System. We will then learn how to test whether the GPS module is functioning or not.  

The fourth section begins with the different set of Linux commands to access the GPS functionality on the terminal and how to automate the Linux daemon to start on boot.  

The fifth section takes you to the intermediate level where you will get to know about the GPS data extraction and programming using Python. We will code in python to fetch the GPS coordinates and other relevant details which will keep updating in seconds.  

In the sixth section, you will come to know how IoT is the game changer. We will design our own dashboard and analyze the data in real time from anywhere. You can track the current position of the vehicle or the school going children in the google map using the mobile app or the web dashboard.  

The seventh section exposes you to another advanced IoT dashboard tool where we will write our own code to analyze the GPS data in the more enhanced way. We will get to know the complete address where the vehicle is located in real time and monitor its status.  

Please note that the project covered in the course will work on any version of the Raspberry Pi. Only to keep the project development cost down and to embed the circuit anywhere we are primarily targeting Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless board.  

All the lectures contain English subtitles for clear and better understanding. If you face any technical issue, please post your query in the question and answer section and I will get back to you within 1 business days.  

At the end of the course, you will have a solid foundation on navigation system. You will find it easy to build your own device from scratch.  

The course comes with 30 days no questions asked money back guarantee.

If you are not happy with the course, Udemy will refund you the course fee.


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Getting started with Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless

Learning Agenda
Introduction to Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless
Raspberry Pi 3 vs Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless

Installation & configuration

Writing Operating System image
Setting WIFI & SSH without monitor
IP Scanner
Auto scanning the IP
Setting static IP address for Raspberry Pi Zero W
Accessing the graphical user interface of the Pi

Testing GPS module

Project concept
Hardware requirements
Hardware requirements list
GPS working principle
Testing the GPS module
Circuit diagram - Testing the GPS module

Linux tool automation & GPSD Installation

Testing GPS module using Raspberry Pi
Circuit diagram - Testing the GPS module using Raspberry Pi
Understanding GPSD
GPSD Installation & Configuration
Starting GPSD on boot

Coding the GPS in Python

Fetching raw data using Python
Real-time demo
Source code - Raw GPS data using Python
Fetching the required data from GPS
Real time demo
Source code - Extracting required GPS data

Building the IOT Dashboard

Understanding IoT and data analytics
Instructions for the new Ubidots
IoT dashboard installation and configuration
Source code - Random number generation
Final circuit Diagram
Sending GPS data to web server
Solution to Ubidots Dasboard - As the interface is changed by the Company
Automate Ubigps to start on boot
Real-time demonstration
Source code - Sending GPS data to Web Server

Advanced GPS Data visualization

Understanding alternate IoT dashboard
Account creation & setup
Understanding the Advanced IoT dashboard program 1
Understanding the Advanced IoT dashboard program 2
Required Library installation and program automation
Real-time demonstration
Source code


FAQ - Putty stucks after entering password
FAQ - Increase Putty font size


March 24, 2022
this course is amazing as of now , I am learning soo many things about GPS, raspberry pi system and , IOT and may more . the good thing about this course is ,the the way tutor explained each section step by step in order to make project hence, we can implement the knowledge by making GPS based projects. I recommend this course for all who want to learn how to make real time project and GPS based projects.
August 5, 2021
This cousre attracted me bc I would like to build a dedicated nav system for my yacht. Raspberry Pi fits perfectly as I own a V1 Pi
July 2, 2021
Trainer has provided step by step demonstration to build real time GPS tracking IOT solution from sensor till web based dashboard. Excellent course for anyone who need practical hands on of iot system.
May 30, 2021
Comprehensive overview, very thorough instruction that's focused on the task. Good used of video examples that address common tasks. Like the pace of the class.
March 31, 2021
This course was really cool! I love that it broke down the equipment, the coding, the tools needed, the understanding and fundamentals of what you are doing and why, in addition to showing hands on and real/practical use for the projects. I love that the course had a quiz to also show that you had paid attention and learned something technical.
March 7, 2021
Great but even after following the instructions, you may stumble upon some problems but worry not because the instructor is really responsive to guide you.
January 21, 2021
I did not need the some of the items in sections 1 and 2 but they were still well presented and informative.
December 5, 2018
I set to learn all I can about GPS modules and I think this is a very good course for beginning the learning journey into the GPS modules and raspberry pi's. The instructor is very knowledgable, and has all the patience and intention in teaching newbies like myself and answering their questions in good detail. The venture of connecting a GPS module, an antenna, battery and what have you to a loaded raspberry pi is not straightforward, so Peter (the instructor) does a wonderful job of demystifying the complexities inherent in the topic. I have finished the course and the items I ordered have just started arriving. I am going to retake the course from the beginning and do trust I should be able to connect the hardware and see some live GPS data on a google map soon. One thing that could be improved is the size of the end solution. It will be my objective to achieve that and the course does leave such aesthetics for the students to try out by themselves I think. I hope to see more related course Peter, thank you very much.
November 28, 2018
I was really excited, that I've found this kind of course. Very interesting topic :) Thanks for the course, guys!
November 14, 2018
Brilliant - to the point and helped me tremendously. Now I need to invest in the resources suggested.
October 30, 2018
Of course this is a very good match for me. I think I found exactly what I needed to learn from this course. The instructor is always hitting the nail on the head which makes it easier and faster to learn for me.
October 7, 2018
I'm building a tracking system as a prototype for an undergrad course I'm taking. As I have no experience with the Raspberry Pi family, I chose to take this course, while I'm adapting some stuff (like using a GPS I used in an Arduino project instead of the one the instructor uses, using a GSM connection for internet, etc). So far, the course has been really interesting and better than I'd hoped.
September 23, 2018
Excellent course. It really does cover all the topics from scratch to end. The author is very responsive too in replying back to any questions. Good job!
September 4, 2018
The material was in depth and comprehensive. It would be nice to have a study guide (Pdf) so I can follow along on a hard copy. There were a lot of keystrokes (important ones) that were presented in a fast pace. I was forced to stop and replay on many instances. But, I learned some great stuff about Py and GPS coding. Thank you.
September 2, 2018
Very good course I really enjoyed. Cover all of the concepts to track with GPS. Great job by the instructor. THANKS



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