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A quick-and-dirty library wrapping the native API of the waveshare GPS hat.

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# RPI Waveshare Lib

This is a simple library for using the WaveShare L76x GPS hat for the Raspberry Pi.

The library turns on sensing and runs a background thread that parses the incoming serial messages and pushes them into a queue, from which the most recent message of a given type can be queried synchronously without blocking.

The API exposes the following methods:

## Importing the Library

`python import waveshare `

## Start Serial Stream

`python start() `

This starts the stream of serial data from the device. Prior to running this method, all getters will return None.

## Stop Serial Stream

`python stop() `

This stops the stream of serial data from the device. Until it is re-started, all getters will return the last value published by the device.

## Read Data Packets

`python get_gga() `

`python get_gsa() `

`python get_gsv() `

`python get_rmc() `

For a description of the contents of each packet type, see:

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