GPS receiver & magnetic compass

Which GPS receiver can be used with Raspberry USB or GPIO connection? I want to buy a receiver with a magnetic compass.
I understand the presence of an accurate magnetic compass in the GPS receiver is critically necessary? KRAKENSDR will accept packets from gpsd?

1 Like

Any GPS receiver that’s compatible with gpsd should work, although we haven’t tested all of them so can’t be totally sure. I’ve not tested a GPS/magnetic compass hybrid device yet though, I was under the impression from it’s documentation that gpsd does not support such devices.

A magnetic compass is not necessary as you can get the heading from the GPS while moving. But if you intend on not moving and don’t want to manually input a heading, a compass could help.