GPS is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information.

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Calculating distance in m in xyz between GPS coordinates that are close together

I have a set of GPS Coordinates and I want to find the speed required for a UAV to travel between them. Doing this by calculating distance in x y z and then dividing by time to travel - m/s. I know ...
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Can't find GPS in QGIS for Android

I have installed QGIS on my samsung galaxy note 10.1 (not 2014 edition) but I can't get contact with the GPS. I have the GPS information tool, but when I try to connect, QGIS shut down or nothing ...
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Mobile device GPS into a PDF Form

This is an issue I've been trying to solve for a while and am told it's not possible. I have made a PDF form with an input box for coordinates. As the form is for use on mobile devices, I would ...
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QGIS Installation on Windows

I'm newbie to QGIS and to this forum. I want to develop application using Qt on QGIS to real time updation/mapping of a symbol using GPS co-ordinates. Initially i have installed QGIS on Windows 32 ...
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Calculating angle of telemetry GPS points in ArcGIS for Desktop?

Does anyone know if it is possible to calculate the angle of telemetry GPS points in ArcMap? I would like to calculate the angle made when the bird travels from one GPS point to the next. Picture one ...
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Reference and Beacon Stations in Vietnam

I'm not sure if this question can be asked in this forum, but here it goes. I am on my way to conduct some remote sensing research in Vietnam, which includes logging of coordinates. This should ...
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Address and coordinates of European cities request

I have a database of couple of millions of records which I would like to geocode. The data consists of addresses and council. All addresses are of a certain European city. Questions: May I have ...
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Using the Live tracking with internal GPS?

We have some Panasonic ToughPads (FZ-G1) with a GPS a module built in. I know where it is and can locate in it in COM 3 and it connects, registers a signal, shows satellite locations, but refuses to ...
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Display GPS Points on OSM [migrated]

I use Viking to display some points and I want to print a OSM map from that. But the problem is that the text of the points is set automatically and some points are close by and the text overlaps. ...
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Converting GPS cords to X Y based on wrapper

I'm trying to create some software for an airport and they require me to place icons of aircraft in their position based on GPS. I have 10x10 tiles each tile being 256x256 pixels and the origin point ...
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Computing the elevation angle of a GPS satellite with respect to the given receiver location

can anyone source an explicit formula for calculating the elevation angle for a GPS satellite as seen from a receiver. I can't seem to find one. Even a text reference would be great. I couldn't quite ...
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GPS with QGIS--what happened to the capture point?

I have been using QGIS for years but when v. 2 came out and important functionality seems to no longer work. In 1.8 the "capture point" or "capture line" buttons on the GPS panel would work. Ever ...
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Software to determine a position within shape

I would like to know if there is software available that can: Given a position detected by GPS, Warns the user if they are within a shape that I created and put into a database. Any ...
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Trimble GPS data is not displaying in ArcMap attribute table

I am currently having difficulty trouble shooting a problem. While using a TRIMBLE GEOXH (GeoExplorer 2008 Series) I have the problem of missing data after exporting it to ArcMap from my GPS receiver. ...
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How can I store height info from GPS in QGIS?

I want to use QGIS as a tool for collecting GPS-Data in the field. One use case would be simple surevy tasks where I want to store the three dimensional position of points. QGIS is working fine on the ...
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Why does the postGIS file lose geometry?

I am loading shapefile data from a GPS into PostGIS via Leica ZenoOffice. This apparently imports fine with it's geometry in the attribute table. However, when I add a postGIS layer in QGIS the file ...
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What's the smallest device able to interface with a GPS unit?

For GPS units that talk over USB, what's the smallest device you could plug the GPS in to in the field, in order to upload from the device to the GPS and download from the GPS to the device? Netbook? ...
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Is it possible to create a GPS track in QGIS and if so, how? (beginner question)

I'd like to use QGis as a trip planner. Once there's a topographic map on the screen - from whatever source - I'd like to point-and-click a track over that map, then export it in a common GPS format ...
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Exporting massive gps tracks to a map

I have about 1000 vehicle equiped by a GPS sensor and 3G connection. Each vehicle feeds a csv file -using 3G connection- with its current location every 5 sec. Each vehicle have its own CSV file. ...
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Why are my DMS points plotted way off from their true locations?

I'm having a bit of a nightmare plotting some GPS coordinates in QGIS. My coordinates came from a PDF so it took a little wrangling to extract the from the PDF and convert them to a CSV file. I've ...
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GPSLogger problems [duplicate]

I am using GPSLogger to record my tracks but I can't convert the KML files to Shapefiles. Does anyone know how to do this with? Are there any other good apps that record track logs?
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Is it possible to display labels in background files (.imp) on Trimble GPS units?

I have been trying to figure out if this is possible for a while now. I know if you load a file in as a data file, you can click on a feature and the label will pop up. However, you cannot view a data ...
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Calculating Distances between coordinates

I have perused through the other questions that are very similar to mine but am still having some trouble. I have 75 coordinates in WGS84 that I brought in from an Excel table. They are now on my ...
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How to detetmine county of GPS coordinate?

I have a SHP file that contains all counties in the USA. I also have roughly 100 million GPS locations. I need to tally the number of GPS locations per county. A linear search through the counties ...
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Mobile GPS location and CAR GPS location showing different outcome

I want to make a CAR positioning system. I wrote a program which can show me the coordinate locations on a map. But when I get coordinates from MOBILE GPS and from CAR GPS, they both differ. Why ...
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Measuring Continuous Distance of GPS track in ArcGIS Desktop

I am looking for a way to quickly measure the distance covered of GPS tracks of foraging Seabirds. A tool that could give accumulative distance of point to point from the long and lat coordinates ...
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how to display movements of a moving object in cartodb

I have few GPS tracks with lat long and timestamp. I want to present them on a map and to show how the movement took place using the time series location values (X,Y,T). I searched a lot but could not ...
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How is Precise Point Positioning (PPP) exactly done?

I am looking for a positioning accuracy that is higher than normal consumer-grade GNSS receiver (mostly GPS/GLONASS hybrids with +- 5m precision). I came across RTK with dual receiver setup (base ...
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Calculating the fastest routes and some points on the same time

I have two drivers and each driver has a set of about 15 locations where they need to drive to on a single day. Calculating the shortest route for both drivers is not the problem (using a matrix ...
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Is there a method to tell which hemisphere a point belongs to, in WGS84 geoid, where the equator is an arbitrary ellipsis?

I use the WGS84 geoid (because I'm working with a GPS chip). I define an ellipsis that splits the surface in two parts, lets name these 'A' and 'B'. This ellipsis is defined by two points 'a' and ...
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Cheapest centimeter accurate satellite positioning (GNSS/GPS)

I am looking for a cheapest possible GNSS/GPS setup with a centimeter precision without much HW hacking. I am not able to produce my PCB or do any soldering (though I would do that if there is no ...
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Translating hdop, pdop and vdop to metric accuracy from given NMEA strings

How can I translate dilution of precision to a metric unit? For example: say I got 1.2 in hdop from NMEA sentence of my GPS receiver, in what should I multiply to get a metric accuracy? Just like the ...
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Problem measuring area with gps coordinates

I am trying to measure area from gps coordinates but fail to get the correct result (7200 square meters). I used the formula from this post but I get way too high number as result (should be in square ...
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How to clean/edit GPX (tracks) files recorded from GPS device?

During a long trip, I have recorded tracks of my journey with the GPS of my smartphone. I have ended up with about 30 GPX datafiles. Now that I am back, I am trying to draw a map of this trip. I ...
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How does Mobile GPS work in Windows Tablets?

Can anyone tell me how GPS chips generally works in Windows8 Tablets? As far as I can tell Tablets do not have a separate GPS chip like those in handheld GPS receivers - It seems to be combined into ...
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leica zeno 5 gps handheld

I recently purchased the Zeno 5 gps handheld device form leica geosystems. I would like to ask if anyone knows what other software I can use except the one they offer that integrates with ArcGIS ...
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exporting metadata from gps camera to spreadsheet

I have a question involving exporting metadata from a GPS camera to an application such as a spreadsheet. In essence, I'm working with a significant number of images taken with a GPS digital camera. ...
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What gps app to use for mapping bus routes?

I'm looking for a GPS app for android to capture waypoints and lines. I'm going to map the route buses and the stop points. Which GPS app is recommended for marking “points” and marking the “lines”? ...
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Accuracy issues between data in QGIS and Google Earth

Wondering if anyone can answer this question. I have a kml in Google Earth. When I import it to QGIS, and then import the Google Earth images they are in slightly different places. I used a QGIS ...
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Extract one GPS fix per day from data?

I am in the fortunate position of having 2 years worth of animal movement data. With such a large amount of data I would like to extract only one fix per day to make it easier to work with. Data = 14 ...
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Are latitude and longitude independent of each other or correlated?

I want to develop a bivariate gaussian kernel in order to handle the random noise in my GPS tracks where each point has three parameters (lat, long and time stamp). I was wondering if latitude and ...
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If the GPS navigation message takes 12 1/2 minutes to cycle, how can receivers update your position every second?

According to Wikipedia's article on GPS, Each GPS satellite continuously broadcasts a navigation message... Each complete message takes 750 seconds (12 1/2 minutes) to complete. My ...
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Rotate the map to GPS heading / direction in ArcGIS using ArcObjects SDK 10 for .NET

Assuming I use ArcGIS or an ArcEngine application on a mobile PC. Is it possible to rotate the map in ArcGIS to the direction the device is travelling using a GPS receiver? If yes, how? I would like ...
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Android Tablet KML/KMZ App for polygons w/offline & GPS capabilities?

I am looking for an Android app which allows me to view and query polygons stored in KML and/or KMZ with a GPS point representing my location and offline capabilities. My KMZ files are being output ...
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Difference between Positioning and Localization

I would like to know what are the differences between Positioning and Localization. In most papers they are used interchangeably. Are they the same? Does one come after another? I always thought ...
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Areas where DGPS with post processing (not RTK) is still required

I am wondering in which domains or countries where Differential GPS (DGPS) with post processing (not Real Time Kinematic [RTK]) is still required? It's known that RTK has been rapidly adopted by ...
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Most accurate GPS hardware for less than 1 mile radius [duplicate]

I apologize if this is a duplicate but I can't find a good answer or area to know where to find the correct answer. I am looking for the technology or hardware around wearables or similar technology ...
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Latitude & Longitude values from Simple Voyage Data Recorder [SVDR]

I am receiving values in the form of 0113.7276,N,10339.0121,E from a Ship Data Recorder. I am not a GIS/ GPS expert and am unable to decipher what do these values mean, because they are out of range ...
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Looking for an android solution for offline kml/kmz file viewer with gps support

I have some KMZ files of cadastral maps. I need to fiscally go to the boundaries of my lands (parcels) and take a look at where they are with the gps and maps support. Some of these places are not ...
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Uploading maps to GPS (forestry maps: roads, trails, hydro, polygons)

I'm using a QGIS 2.2.0 Valmiera on a Windows 8.1 system Desktop. I'm a forester and I would like to have a cheap solution to load maps into the handheld Garmin 60, 62 or 64 series GPS. Free would be ...