Location Services guides¶
Make sure your setup first meets these prerequisites before you choose a tutorial. These are processes you need to complete, tools and applications you must install, or other information you need to know before getting started.
The prerequisites on this page apply to all Location Services guides. Each guide provides any additional information needed for that component or method.
Accounts and authentication¶
Complete the following steps before following a guide:
Toolchain and applications¶
The guides use the following tools and applications:
- nRF Connect for Desktop.
- nRF Connect for VS Code.
- A tool to use the APIs. Examples in the API references use cURL, but you can use another interface if you want. See REST client tools for more information on API tools.
- The following samples, depending on the guide:
The guides in this section are written for devices using the nRF9160 SiP unless otherwise specified.
The reference hardware for the guides is the nRF9160 DK. Other devices, such as the nRF9161 or Thingy:91, might require additional configuration.
Your device must have an active SIM card and LTE module.
Using MCELL requires nRF Connect SDK v1.8.0 or later and modem firmware v1.3.0 or later.
Some features may have different requirements based on the service or protocol.
A-GNSS and P-GNSS¶
Your device must have a GNSS module. The nRF9160 DK has an onboard GNSS receiver.
The currently supported combination of devices for Wi-Fi Location Services is the nRF9160 DK with the nRF7002 EK shield.
See API requirements if you plan to work directly with the REST or MQTT APIs.
These guides explain specific operations using the different components of Location Services:
- Using the evaluation token and service key.
- Finding location through one or more cells using REST.
- Cloud-to-cloud cellular integration guide.
- See also the requirements for a cloud-to-cloud setup.
- Finding location through Wi-Fi networks.
- GNSS assistance.
See also Troubleshooting.