This tag refers generically to *any* space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information.

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Why does my phone's GPS suffer from “urban canyon” problems in Beijing but not New York?

In a separate question on Travel.SE I asked why my phone's GPS didn't seem to work in Beijing, China. Turns out that it was simply an "urban canyon" problem, and that the GPS did in fact work when I ...
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Why does my Android always show same lat/long for geotagged photos? Can I override this?

I am looking to collect point data with my Samsung Galaxy S3 using Android 4.1.2 However, every photo returns the exact same lat/long position Is it possible to override this and if so, how?
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For GPS point data using android, default camera app or other software?

I'm curious to know about your experience using the default android camera app for geotagging photos vs other apps. I am going to trial a few different of these apps over the next month or so on ...
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ODK Collect GPS Accuracy

Good day. Is it possible to require a minimum accuracy of the GPS widget? I know about accuracy threshold but what I need is to prevent forward swiping/finalization of the form if GPS accuracy is low. ...
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how do calculate nearest point in earth map with coords

I am having trouble calculating nearest point for another point with earth coordinates. I am particularly interested in calculating the intersection of linestring vector with earth coordinates. I'm ...
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Movement along a path with inaccurate location updates

Given a path and a vehicle traveling along that path. At intervals (~1 sec) the location and speed of the vehicle along that path is provided. The location of the vehicle is not accurate, a noise ...
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Getting started with RTK base stations

My employers are looking into a partnership with a company that provides RTK base stations (they specialize in Topcon equipment) and are planning to replace our old total station with a Topcon HiPer ...
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iPad with real GPS

Historically, iPads have not had true GPS. The GPS they have goes through a cell phone network, called Assisted GPS. Now I hear that iPads are coming with true GPS. How do I know if a particular iPad ...
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Map Positioning and Routing on Android

I have been instructed to create an small offline application in Android that have to: a) Use our own map in JPEG format as the basemap (Google Map / OpenStreet Map is not applicable) b) Show the ...
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How to extract NMEA outputs from an external bluetooth GPS to an Android device

I am requested to create an Android app that have to connect to an external Bluetooth GPS and read the NMEA output and visualize the location on ad digital map. I am a new comer in this aspect. ...
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Regarding processing of GNSS data heights

I have a TRIMBLE GPS receiver and in its data, I am able to derive the ECEF xyz coordinates. My objective is to obtain the orthometric heights, which I could do using the equation h = H + N. My ...
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How to import GPS waypoint, track info into ArcMap 10.2?

I heard that ArcMap 10.2 can import waypoint and track information directly from a GPS without bridging it from MapSource or BaseCamp software. Can someone give me tutorial or link to a video that I ...
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How to decode GPS coordinates from Android device XML file?

I’d like to decode the location coordinates from the XML file from my Android phone (SGS2). Any solution how to do it, how to convert them to usable coordinates (longitude/latitude)? Looks like it's ...
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How do some companies receive GPS data from vehicles if GPS's can't send any data?

I know that some companies offer tracking services for vehicles such as live GPS tracking they can access any time, but as you can't use the GPS protocol to send any data i wonder how the do it... I ...
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Is this distribution of GPS positions caused by multipath distortion?

I have some GPS points that are close to where they should be, but not nearly close enough (horizontal precision is around 10 meters). Looking at the positions which comprise these points (there are ...
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road network construction using latitude longitude and timestamp

I have gps data(latitude,longitude and timestamp) of a city over a month I want to use some routing algorithms on that data so need to construct road network or graph So how to construct road network ...
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How to change ODK GPS accuracy threshold?

I am using ODK with ONA in XLSForm. As the GPS accuracy default is 5 meters, it automatically accepts it when it reaches 5 meter. Is it possible to change the default accuracy to less than 5 meters ...
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M-field to a point layer calibration (Linear Reference)

I am working with routes with ArcGis 10.1 and I'm trying to calibrate the routes using a points layer imported from text file obtained from a GPS. But the points layer doesn't have m-field to be ...
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Generating Random Location (newLat,NewLon) given current position lat,lon)

I have been trying to implement a method described on this site to generate a random location given my current position. It is described here: How to generate random locations nearby my location?. ...
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How to measure RTK accuracy of a moving vehicle?

I am currently working with tractors using a RTK enhanced automated steering system. One of the biggest problems is that even RTK can have a inaccuracy of 2cm. This can be too much for some possible ...
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Getting OpenLayers degrees rotation to point right way?

I am working on a fairly simply proof of concept for a tutorial to blog. At the moment it is simply to show how a SatNAV type functionality could be achieved in a browser - However I cannot for the ...
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GLONASS speed and altitude limitations

I'm looking for some info about the possible limitations for the GLONASS navigation system, something similar to the GPS COCOM limits. Is there any limitation on speed AND/OR altitude for this ...
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Does GPS correct for continental drift?

Does GPS correct for continental drift, and if so, how? (I'm mainly interested from the perspective of consumer devices such as smartphones.)
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Analyzing long lat location data to find locations in proximity

I am looking for a tool to analyze location data (long lat values from vehicle GPS available). The goal is to identify locations which are in close proximity (within a circle of 30-60ft) and then ...
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How to parse EXIF GPS information to lat,lng decimal numbers

"EXIF_GPSAltitude": "(220.279)", "EXIF_GPSLatitude": "(55) (40.711) (0)", "EXIF_GPSLatitudeRef": "N", "EXIF_GPSLongitude": "(8) (30.2282) (0)", How should i understand above example as degree, min, ...
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Read position from windows tablet GPS

I have a Lenovo Miix 2 tablet and I am developing a project with a Java servlet. I want to read GPS data in my project. Can I read this data using Java? and/or HTML5? update: In this project, I can't ...
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How can I find GPS coordinates of the geographic center of US counties?

How can I find a list of the GPS coordinates of the geographic center of each US county?
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Calculating a point Lat/Lon from another Lat/Lon point angle

I need help for a solution of this problem to make an algorithm: : I have a point O center of a circle of radius r, on this circle there is two point P1 and P2. I know latitude and longitude of ...
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How do I compute uncertainties in the positions transformed using Helmert transformation?

I am familiar with Python, MATLAB and Mathematica. My data is given by Cartesian coordinates (positions in X,Y,Z (meters), standard deviations XX, YY, ZZ (meters) and a correlation matrix (XY, YZ, ...
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Mapping raw GPS data to Openstreetmap's Node/Way/Relation

So, I have a bunch of raw GPS data points which constitute trips. I want to add semantic information to those data points. For example I'd like to be able to say that a trip consisted of taking street ...
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KML To Automobile GPS

I've created a bunch of Placemarks and have them in a kml file. Is there a way to get this into the GPS of a car?
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Updating OSM map from within PhoneGap/Cordova App

I am trying to build a sat-nav application that allows the users to dynamically update the map that their application is using. So if the user updates the map with a new road then that road is ...
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Differential Correction Wizard Doesn't Pop Up?

Any Trimble GPS Pathfinder Office users out there ever run into this problem? When I try to run the differential correction wizard the program stutters for a brief second then nothing happens. All ...
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Finding all ways that are partly within a bounding box

I'm trying to write a query that will return all OSM ways which are contained within a bounding box of min/max gps coordinates. I get these cooridinates from the greater london bounding box on ...
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Is it possible to calculate area of polygons from GPS points without POSTGIS

I am new with GIS. Assume we use the UTM30N coordinate system. Is it possible to calculate an area (say a square box) by the 4 given points? (assume the points are in order, and the coordinates are ...
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Developing an iOS GPS App

I'm an experienced programmer looking to develop a GPS App with these constraints: I Need a turn by turn level of precision I Need to know if a street is one way or not I Want to calculate an ...
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Can I put a button that automatically inputs GPS coordinates into a google form? (or other spreadsheet populator)

I am currently creating a Google Form and part of the questionnaire requires the user's current GPS location. Is it possible for a button to be able to do this and automatically populate the field? Or ...
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True Altitude of GPS cooridnates

Given two points a=(lat1, long1) , b=(lat2, long2). I want to divide the line between a and b into points with equidistant length. (for example 100 Points) For each of these points i need to ...
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Is there any application that gives the real absolute altitude?

I defined a test already and I would like to compare the altitudes measured by different sources. I drove a path by a car, mounted a GPS and a pressure sensor in the vehicle. On the chosen path, there ...
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Is there an Internet resource for GPS timeline?

I'm looking for a timeline of the evolution of GPS technology and accuracy for both civilian and military systems (since the advent of GPS). Any info will help.
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Compass Navigation With ArcGIS SDK for iOS

There's a sample provided by esri named GpsSample (I can't find a way to upload it here) Anyway, the sample includes multiple selections for mapview's locationDisplay autoPanMode property I'm trying ...
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Topology Editing using ArcView (now called Basic) license level of ArcGIS Desktop?

I am building a geodatabase from data collected on a GPS handheld in the field. The GPS device collects decently accurate information but I need to make sure all the polygons, lines, and points are ...
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Determine when heading off course

How does google or other map providers with routing capabilities determine when you are not staying at the right course? I am trying to figure out how to implement this feature in my gps that I am ...
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Field Equipment: Geneq SXBlue II with iPad and ArcGIS Collector app

My company just recently purchased a Geneq SXBlue II GNSS receiver to be pair with an iPad and the Collector for ArcGIS app. I have heard great things about the submeter accuracy of the unit; ...
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Collector for ArcGIS PDOP and GPS collection configuration settings

My company just acquired a Geneq SXBlue II GPS receiver to pair with an iPad and the Collector for ArcGIS app. The functionality is awesome and loved by everyone, but since we have biologists on our ...
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Base station correction process

This concerns post-processing via base station correction in Pathfinder Office. I understand the base station is a known location and the GPS receiver's location is corrected relative to the base. I'm ...
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cross platform Mobile tracking app to report to custom server?

Does any one know of IOS, Andriod apps for asset tracking that I can point to my server? I can then write some code to intercept the messages from the mobile app. ideally a solution which works on ...
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How do I force gpspipe to read from a USB Serial device rather than a server address with a port and everything

I'm desperately trying to grab the simplest piece of information I can out of my usb dongle from the command line. A program of mine needs to use it so it has to be a STDIN/STDOUT type solution. I ...
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QGIS linked to camera for GPS based triggering?

Has anybody done this yet? I'm new to QGIS and have just started exploring. I'd like to integrate flight lines and camera triggering if anybody can direct me to the right forum or area. Thanks!
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How to compare GPS absolute positioning receiver accuracy

I have two different types of GPS modules which are in absolute positioning mode (pseudorange data) Lets say one of them is attached in microcontroller (such as arduino, rasbpy, etc) and the other ...