I have been messing around with an Arduino Uno R3 for the past couple months. After researching some other projects I came to the conclusion that I would like to build my own GPS.
Currently I am a US Army Infantryman and a huge part of my job is land navigation. While majority of the men in my line of work can navigate the terrain with a compass, protractor and map, we have grown accustomed to GPS systems due to their speed, and accuracy.
I was going to purchase a Garmin Foretrex but figured I would attempt to build my own.
I have seen many GPS projects using the arduino, but none that fit my specific needs. I am looking for advice on if the project is feasible, and if so where should I get started.
What I need is....
A small package that is waterproof, or at least water resistant enough to not leak in the rain MGRS Compatible (So far I have only seen people using latitude and longitude) Compass feature Screen that it not overly bright (for night missions) Good battery life (preferably AA or another form of disposable)
Is this even possible given the tools available? Where should I start?
Thanks in advanced :)