Success! The Adafruit Industries Ultimate GPS Shield is exactly what I was looking for! I easily logged this drive around the block and imported it into Google Earth (KMZ file) with ease. My goal here is to be able to attach the logger to my bicycle this spring and take free rides which can be imported to DailyMile (GPX format). Damn the planning of routes, just ride and map them later. Both GPX and KMZ file types were created with the web utility from http://www.gpsvisualizer.com/.
The cool thing is that the Arduino with the Adafruit Ultimate GPS Shield can be easily contained in an Altoids tin as a finished device! That is the next step for me.
Brand new and better than ever, we’ve replaced our Adafruit GPS shield kit with this assembled shield that comes with an Ultimate GPS module. This GPS shield works great with either UNO or Leonardo Arduinos and is designed to log data to an SD card. Or you can leave the SD card out and use the GPS for a geocaching project, or maybe a music player that changes tunes depending on where you are in the city.