Gunnar Hillert

Gunnar Hillert

Java Champion, full-stack Spring + Angular aficionado & 2019 Kona IRONMAN Finisher.

High-Precision GPS Positioning for Spring Developers

You have GPS tracking requirements in areas such as autonomous vehicles, robotics or precision farming, but realize that phones are not accurate enough. You also wish Google Maps and OpenStreetMap had a way higher zoom level. What are your options?

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Presentation slides cover

In September, I was presenting at SpringOne 2020 on the subject of high-precision GPS for Spring Developers. It was the culmination of several months of research, development and just fun geeking out for a topic that I deeply care about. Below, please find find all the relevant artifacts, such as video recording, slide-deck and links to the demo code.

Building your own GNSS receiver (Part List)

In this blog post I am listing the parts that I have been using to build a high-precision GNSS receiver.

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Base Station & Rover

Over the past couple of weeks and months I have been evaluating and building a somewhat affordable high precision GNSS solution to achieve centimeter-level accuracy in order to track the collection of plants in my garden. I am not going much deeper into the functional aspects of the project. For that please refer to my recent presentation slides from SpringOne 2020. But I will provide a list of parts that I used to build the project.

Visiting Kelley Orchidland Garden

As part of an event of the Hawaii Island Palm Society (HIPS), I visited the private Kelley Orchidland Garden in the Hilo area of Hawai‘i.

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Kelley Orchidland Garden

As part of an event of the Hawaii Island Palm Society (HIPS), I visited the private Kelley Orchidland Garden in the Hilo area of Hawai‘i on July 25, 2020. Despite the approaching hurricane Douglas, the weather was spectacular, even sunny, considering that this garden gets around 3800mm of rain annually.

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