Resources and Going Further
You should now have a clear understanding of how GPS units work and how to implement them into your next project. For more great project ideas check out these other SparkFun tutorials.
How to Power a Project
How to Use a Breadboard
Need some inspiration for your next project? Check out some of these related tutorials:
Arduino Weather Shield Hookup Guide V12
LS20031 5Hz (66 Channel) GPS Receiver Hookup Guide
Getting Started with U-Center for u-blox
SparkFun GPS Breakout (ZOE-M8Q and SAM-M8Q) Hookup Guide
Or check out these blog posts.