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Applies to RouterOS: v3, v4, v5 +


Sub-menu: /system gps
Standards: GPS, NMEA 0183, Simple Text Output Protocol

Global Positioning System (GPS) is used for determining precise location of a GPS receiver.

Configuration Properties

Property Description
channel (integer [0..4294967295]; Default: 0) Port channel used by device
enabled (yes | no; Default: no) Whether GPS is enabled
port (string; Default: ) Name of the USB/Serial port where GPS receiver is connected
set-system-time (yes | no; Default: no) Whether to set router's date and time to one received from GPS.

Monitoring Status

Command: /system gps monitor

This command is used for monitoring the data received from a GPS receiver


Property Description
date-and-time (date) Date and time received from GPS
latitude (none | string) Latitude in DM (Degrees Minute decimal) format
longitude (none | string) Longitude in DM (Degrees Minute decimal) format
speed (none | string) Current moving speed of the GPS unit
bearing (none | string) The compass direction toward which a GPS is moving
valid (yes | no)
satellites (integer) Number of satellites seen by the device.

Note: The time is not stratum 1 as RouterBOARD devices do not have PPS implemented

Basic examples

Adjust port settings specific for your device

[admin@MikroTik] /port> set 0 baud-rate=4800 parity=odd
[admin@MikroTik] /port> print detail 
Flags: I - inactive 
 0   name="usb1" used-by="GPS" channels=1 baud-rate=4800 data-bits=8 parity=odd stop-bits=1 flow-control=none

Enable GPS

[admin@MikroTik] /system gps> set enable=yes port=usb1
[admin@MikroTik] /system gps> print 
          enabled: yes
             port: usb1
          channel: 0
  set-system-time: no

Monitor status

[admin@MikroTik] /system gps> monitor  
  date-and-time: sep/05/2011 07:28:54
       latitude: N 56 57' 32.568''
      longitude: E 24 9' 11.568''
       altitude: -23.600000m
          speed: 0.000000 km/h
        bearing: none
          valid: yes
     satellites: 3

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