Does Nova location count against data?


#1

Does requesting the location of the modem (sudo hologram modem location) count against my data usage? I’m interested in using it as a way to get a general idea of my location, but if I run it on a loop I wasn’t sure if it would rack up my data. Thank You!


#2

Yes, that feature of the modem does use a small amount of data because it uses a database on a ublox server. You may want to do a little experimenting to see how much so it doesn’t get out of hand.


#3

That was what I was thinking. Thank you for the quick response!


#4

Hi, if you have a spare USB port you could attach a GPS dongle and get location data at no cost. You’ll still have to consume some data if you want to send the location data back to your server (if that is one of your needs). One very common and inexpensive such dongle is the U-Blox7. It is cheap (well under $10) and works reliably.


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