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

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Create “mean” line from multiple lines using QGIS

I have multiple lines features (also have them in multipoints...) representing similar path (mountain trails, in this case) with various GPS precision, resulting in many lines close to each other, but ...
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Where can I find documentation on the NMEA sentences supported by the Garmin GLO?

I just picked up a Garmin GLO Bluetooth GPS device. Does anyone know where I can find documentation of the NMEA sentences it outputs?
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Creating trajectory/lines from millions of points [PostGIS] [on hold]

I have millions of points in a PostGIS database containing taxi gps tracks. Now I want to create lines from these points by vehicleid and ordered by timestamp. But, and that's my problem right now, at ...
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Base station for RTK-GPS using RTKLib

First of all I would like to say that I am new to gis-se and as such I will try to comply as much as I can to your policy. That said I am actually doing a little project which as the title says ...
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How can I transfer waypoints and tracks from Base Camp into QGIS2.6?

I'm working on transferring all my field data from Garmin Base Camp onto QGIS. This is an attempt to overcome the learning curve from basic trail GPS mapping programs to the real thing. I'd like to ...
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Calculate geographic position based on azimuth, distance and height [duplicate]

How to calculate the geographic position of an object in sky (Point B)(like an aircraft) from Home Point (Point A) based on only four variables: Lattitude and Longitude at Home Point, Azimuth at ...
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postgis st_makeline, points with rounded time

I have seen a number of example SQL statements that take gps points, order them by time, them use ST_MakeLine to make a Linestring. I think my trouble comes from that fact that my times are rounded to ...
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Coordinate display in Terrasync

I'm using Terrasync on a Trimble GeoXH 6000 - set for WGS 84 and UTM. It acquires satellites fine, but instead of displaying my current location in UTMS, the skyplot screen shows "12RVU" and then a ...
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Convert Garmin or iPhone weird GPS Coordinates

I am trying to find a way to convert over 500 locations I have saved in my Garmin iPhone GPS app (iPhone 4S using Garmin StreetPilot v2.7), but I can't find a way to convert these coordinates as they ...
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Import Trimble Data without Pathfinder

I don't have Pathfinder on my computer. I need to pull data off of my Trimble unit (Geoexplorer 6000 series) and save it on an external hard drive or USB key, without using Pathfinder. This way, I can ...
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Map Matching GPS to Road Network

I'm working on a project for which I have GPS points and I would like to extract the sequence of roads related to those points. I know that this is called "map-matching" and that there is a load of ...
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How to calculate 'off track' error from GPS data?

I'd like to analyse navigational accuracy, comparing planned transects with the actual track flown from GPS data. For example, the planned transects below (green) don't match perfectly with the actual ...
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Finding Last Samsung S4 with Lat/Long Coordinates

I lost my Verizon provider Samsung S4 phone while running on a narrow trail surrounded by brush. The phone no longer has power. Using Google Location History I obtained that Latitude and Longitude ...
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Categorizing GPS data based on cumulative time using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have GPS data which includes “Lon”, “Lat”, and cumulative Time from 0 (sec) as fields. I want to add an integer variable new field, “Trip,” which starts from zero, and is incremented by one after ...
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Is it possible to do something with rinex files in gps pathfinder office?

I've got rinex files converted from tps receiver files. Is there any way to postprocess them in GPS pathfinder office? Or do I need only ssf files? I understand basic DGPS concepts and I've got rinex ...
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ArcPad GPS Data Captured misaligned

Data captured using ArcPad 10 is not displaying properly. The .shp file created in arcpad is diplaying a NAD 83 Zone 17 projection. From what I've been reading, the datum for GPS is usually in WGS ...
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How to compare GNSS reicevers

I'm looking to compare GNSS recievers survey grad with low cost mono-frequecy chips, i would like to know the differences between these categories in accuracy and ease of use for surveying purpose. ...
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Bind GNSS receiver with android app over bluetooth

I'm looking to integrate a GNSS receiver with a Smartphone app. I've found only GNSS receivers that are meant to communicate only with their mobile interface, they don't provide any documentation for ...
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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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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 ...