You Are Here GPS

You Are Here GPS


This app allows you to use an external GPS receiver via the USB port of your Android device.

You can use it to provide improved performance, or to provide GPS reception to Android devices that do not contain the necessary internal hardware.

It can be used with unrooted devices that have USB host mode enabled. It can also be used with some devices that do not have USB host mode enabled provided that they are rooted and have Buzybox installed.

This means that it can be used to connect a GPS dongle to inexpensive tablets that do not have internal GPS hardware such as the many tablets based on the Allwinner A13 chip.

The GPS dongle must be based on the PL2303 serial to USB converter delivering NMEA-0183 sentences. The app has been tested with a GlobalSat ND-100S GPS USB dongle available from Maplin in the UK for less than £20. It has also been tested with an Anadigi GPS-206 GPS Antenna. The tablet must deliver power via the USB port. Unpowered USB ports will not work.

This app does not work on all devices. If it works for you - please let us know the model of Android device, the version of Android and the GPS dongle that you used, so we can update this page.

Before using this app, in Settings-> Developer options enable Allow mock locations. Then connect the dongle to your Android device (you may need a micro USB to USB converter cable). Start the app that you want to be the recipient of the GPS data, then start You Are Here GPS and when you see data arriving, wait for a fix before returning to your other app. Do not press the back button while doing this as you must leave the You Are Here GPS app running.

Sayedur Chowdhury has blogged about this app.
See http://mapsnmaps.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/using-external-usb-gps-with-android.html

Please note:
1) This app is intended for use with approved Android devices with powered USB ports.
2) The Amazon Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD devices do not have powered USB ports.
3) USB host mode seems broken in Android 4.3 on some Google Nexus devices but there are reports that a hardware reset may fix the problem.

Recent changes:
Added support for Android 4.3.
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About You Are Here GPS
This app allows you to use an external GPS receiver via the USB port of your Android device.

You can use it to provide improved performance, or to provide GPS reception to Android devices that do not contain the necessary internal hardware.

It can be used with unrooted devices that have USB host mode enabled. It can also be used with some devices that do not have USB host mode enabled provided that they are rooted and have Buzybox installed.

This means that it can be used to connect a GPS dongle to inexpensive tablets that do not have internal GPS hardware such as the many tablets based on the Allwinner A13 chip.

The GPS dongle must be based on the PL2303 serial to USB converter delivering NMEA-0183 sentences. The app has been tested with a GlobalSat ND-100S GPS USB dongle available from Maplin in the UK for less than £20. It has also been tested with an Anadigi GPS-206 GPS Antenna. The tablet must deliver power via the USB port. Unpowered USB ports will not work.

This app does not work on all devices. If it works for you - please let us know the model of Android device, the version of Android and the GPS dongle that you used, so we can update this page.

Before using this app, in Settings-> Developer options enable Allow mock locations. Then connect the dongle to your Android device (you may need a micro USB to USB converter cable). Start the app that you want to be the recipient of the GPS data, then start You Are Here GPS and when you see data arriving, wait for a fix before returning to your other app. Do not press the back button while doing this as you must leave the You Are Here GPS app running.

Sayedur Chowdhury has blogged about this app.
See http://mapsnmaps.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/using-external-usb-gps-with-android.html

Please note:
1) This app is intended for use with approved Android devices with powered USB ports.
2) The Amazon Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD devices do not have powered USB ports.
3) USB host mode seems broken in Android 4.3 on some Google Nexus devices but there are reports that a hardware reset may fix the problem.

Recent changes:
Added support for Android 4.3.

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A Google User
Feb 10, 2015
Source code? Hi there, i've been working on developing a cardroid mini pc with external gps but with this apk i can run gps maps apk but if i have source code of this i can modify and add direct to my kernel and i do not need anymore to open this apk first then to run my gps map apk. If you can share with me i would be thankful please! Thank u!
A Google User
Jan 31, 2015
This app also works over bluetooth. I have been struggling to use a Holux M1000 Bluetooth receiver and Memory Map (MM) running on my Hudl2 (Android 4.4.2). This app works perfectly with both, although the App itself is not displaying the NMEA sentences or picking up the baud rate (greyed out). I have also installed GPS OnOff (v2.1.0) and have this switched to off. With the Holux turned on the App showing Connected - opening MM picks up the location immediately. Tuning the Holux off and it looses the location. I have to restart MM to get it to locate again. Which means in MM it creates a new track. Not going to be a problem for me as I would not normally turn the Holux off anyway.
A Google User
Jan 27, 2015
Nexus4 - CM11 Works with ND100s.
A Google User
Jan 19, 2015
It does not work It says that it getting data I see text going the screen but when I open google Maps my GPS does not move. please fix this I have a LG v700
A Google User
Dec 18, 2014
Almost. Works sometimes. Globalsat BU353. Rooted tegra 7 kit Kat. Needs more connecting options like auto connect etc..
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