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

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GPS to map workflow, for non-GIS folk

What applications and workflow(s) do you use for gathering, displaying and storing GPS data, with your centralised corporate data, for people who are not GIS folk? We're in the process of ...
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Is there a geodetic benchmark that is fixed with respect to plate tectonics?

I see that NGS benchmarks are used to monitor the movement of geologic plates. Is one of the benchmarks assumed to be in a fixed location, with movements of all other benchmarks measured with respect ...
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How can a single line be computed from multiple possibilities

I have datasets containing continuous GPS streams of data that represent routes or trails. For any given route, I probably have at least 5 (in some cases many more) different sets of data. Given that ...
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What is the easiest way to measure a polyline using either QGIS or ArcGIS

I've collected a bunch of GPS polylines (WGS84). What is the easiest way to measure the length of these lines in KM?
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Software for analyzing GPS tracklogs to extract human-readable placenames

I have a pile of GPX-formatted tracklogs for many countries where I've travelled over the years (the GPS-device has been continuously on and recording for most of the trips). I would now like to ...
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Managing error with GPS routes (theoretical framework?)

I'm looking for the appropriate theoretical framework or speciality to help me deal with understanding how to deal with the errors that the GPS system has - especially when dealing with routes. ...
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show position on google map/earth, from gps data, using google API

For those that have used google's API for mapping (google maps/earth), I would like to know if is it possible to develop an application to receive NMEA data from a gps receiver, extract position, and ...
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Converting GPS heights to AHD heights

I was wondering if there is a way to convert heights that are logged from a normal bluetooth GPS to AHD heights.
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Advantages of a GPS enabled PDA for field asset management

I'm having some trouble trying to convince some people of the advantages of having a entry level GPS enabled PDA for asset management. I've been asked to look into GPS enabled cameras, I've since ...
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Length of forms in ArcPad10

I'm trying to create a survey with about 250 questions in ArcPad 10. Normally you would expect that a form you created in any application will be able to scroll in PDA if it is too long. But the ...
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in seach of gps tracking (web) service to use with rails web app

hey out there GISers, i am looking for a gps tracking service i can hook gps devices into and request their infos via a ruby on rails webapp. does anybody know some? any help is appreciated! thanks, ...
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How can I find positions on my land?

I have about 2 acres of land, wooded and brushy. There was a survey and the corners have rebar. I am working on a site plan for house construction. I have two related problems: Finding a spot on ...
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How to convert from ITM ref to GPS ref ?

How can I convert from ITM ref (Israel new map) to GPS ref and from GPS ref to ITM ref? I need any C# sample code or formula for this. For example: 32.086156,34.769239 = 178364,665948 Or : ...
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How can I plot GPS coordinates on Google Map

What is the best way to plot GPS coordinates on a Google Map? Are there any tools that can do that (written in python specifically)?
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Convert XY points to a line?

Someone mistakenly saved a GPS track as waypoints and then sent them along to me in a .csv file. They want a line back (shapefile). What's the simplest method to convert this to a line? Available ...
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Where to license non-automotive POIs for France, Spain and Portugal?

qualified POIs are needed for a commercial project - should cover broad out-of-car usecases (not needed: parking, gas stations). Could be commercially licensable data or derived from national geodata ...
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Calculating absolute precision confidence number from Dilution of Precision indicators from GPS receiver

End-user GPS receivers typically show an absolute confidence indication, such as Within 25 Metres, for the calculated position. I am parsing NMEA data from a GPS unit and wan't to calculate a similar ...
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Is GPS more accurate on specific hours of the day?

I have heard that the GPS system is more accurate, and less accurate on some specific hours on the day. If this is true, how can I get the information on when GPS is more or less accurate at my ...
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What data is sent from GPS satellites to receivers?

I know more or less how the GPS system works. But I would like to understand it in more details. Exactly what data is sent from a GPS satellite to a GPS receiver? I think there is multiple types of ...
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What are the major differences between GPS, GLONASS and Galileo?

What are the major differences between GPS, GLONASS, COMPASS and Galileo?