There's a new version of

TinyGPS, my NMEA (GPS) stream parser library, available. Version 12 provides some simplified new examples and several new features:

satellites() – Number of satellites counter from $GPRMC

hdop() – Horizontal Dilution of Precision from $GPRMC — the smaller this value is the more confidence you have in the accuracy of the location reading.

course_to() – another Maarten Lamers’ borrowing that complements his distance_to() function

cardinal() – a nice little static function by Matt Monson that converts a course to a compass direction like “SSE”.

Mikal