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

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Measuring polyline using either QGIS or ArcGIS Desktop?

I've collected a bunch of GPS polylines (WGS84). What is the easiest way to measure the length of these lines in KM using QGIS or ArcGIS Desktop?
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Connecting GPS to ArcGIS via USB

Is there a way to connect a GPS to ArcGIS via USB? At the moment the GPS extension only appears to support comm port connections. It would be good to know if a USB connection can be made, then perhaps ...
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Connect a Garmin and fetch GPS stream

I own a Garmin Oregon 600. I know that it has some communication capabilities, but I have not found on user guide how to use it. Does anyone of you know how to connect this device by USB/Serial in ...
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Android devices and apps with support for Galileo positioning

While the European's Galileo positioning system is only expected to be fully deployed by 2020, the first positioning made using already deployed Galileo satellites was made back in 2013. Also, ...
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Road segments reconstruction from GPS trajectories

We have a 10,000 base of vehicle mounted moving devices which report their GPS position on a time based schedule. All that data is currently being stored in our database for several business related ...
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GPS coordinates of a point between two known points

I am looking for an algorithm for finding GPS coordinate of a point on a straight line defined by say points p1 and p2 at distance r from p1. GPS coordinate of p1 and p2 are known. I searched a lot on ...
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Switching maps when zooming with Garmin GPSMAP 64s

I am using two different maps on my Garmin GPSMAP 64s, the Garmin GB Discoverer 1:50k map and the Talktoaster (OSM data based) map. As I am sure everyone knows, the Discoverer map looks rubbish when ...
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Find Minimum Bounding Box for a set of coordinates [duplicate]

I am working with GPS tracks (lat/lon values) and my goal is to compute the minimum bounding box for a small geospatial library I am working on. The datasets are not huge, maybe a couple of tens of ...
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Sub-meter Bluetooth GPS units and ESRI Collector App

We have been using Trimble XT/XH for years now, but we are at a time when we need to upgrade and do not want to drop another $8000 for another Trimble that only causes us headaches and not very user ...
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Valid Range of Geoidal Separation in GNS and GGA sentences

I haven't seen any information about valid ranges of geoidal separation in GGA and GNS sentences. I am using Nema Studio Simulator to simulate GPS receiver. In there Geoidal Separation can be set to ...
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Using R to map matching GPS data?

I have a bunch of vehicles GPS data points, which consist of "timestamp, longitude, latitude, fuel consumption and distance" and the data is OSM (open street map) based. I want to match the data ...
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What is the maximum Theoretical accuracy of GPS?

I was talking with a potential client, and they requested that we plot some points with GPS, with a maximum (or should that be minimum?) accuracy of 2 m. This is an area with no WAAS, and I was under ...
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Reaching cm (inch) level elevation precision using drones

A road construction firm needs altitude data of road path before and after the construction and the error should be less than 3 cm (2 inch). Normally, they put a ground station and workers manually ...
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Bluetooth GPS to Smart Phone

Has anyone had any luck intergrating a GPS unit with your Smartphone? Looking to gain sub 5m accuracy. Ideally would like the phone to just use the better gps reciever when it is connected. This ...
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Is there any standard or source of information to check for valid ranges and accuracy of each information conveyed in NMEA format ?

Currently I am reading IEC 61162 Nmea 0183 standards document. In there there is not information about valid ranges of some values or precision of data fields in nmea sentences. Is there anywhere that ...
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Detecting and fixing outliers in a GPS trajectory

I need to find an algorithm or method that can detect outlier latitude longitude points in a trajectory during post-processing, which can then be fixed (brought back into the trajectory's path based ...
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How to generate missing points in GPS trajectories?

I have some GPS trajectories that include gps locations recorded on variable frequencies (every 1 min ,5 min , 20 min,etc.)using a geographic projection WGS84. In my work, i need a fine-grained GPS ...
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Low-cost centimeter-level accurate satellite positioning (GNSS/GPS) [closed]

I am looking for a low-cost (< US$500) 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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Import GPS SINEX (for velocity analysis) into Sarscape or processing with others software

I try to import GPS snx. into Sarscape 5.2 (use GPS Import tool) and getting error 115) ) gps_type : [sinex] 116) ) generate_kml : [OK] 117) ) generate_shape : [OK] 118) ) ...
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Matching Street names with GPS data?

I have a list with over 10000 street names and places. These street names indicate where Radar Speed controls are located in Germany. I Need to have a map, where those Points are tagged. I did this ...
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Is OpenStreetMap suitable for me?

I'm planning to create a map with GPS and routing support as well as other custom features for my local area. It will be for a commercial usage. I'm okay with showing OpenStreetMap logo in my app. Is ...
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Correctness of Measurement

I tried Google, but the questions isn't that easy to put in Google, so I haven't found anything about this. I am making a database with different locations (latitude and longitude). For this I have ...
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Calculating emissions from points in road network using ArcGIS for Desktop?

I have GPS data (X,Y, speed, CO2 and fuel consumption) for one truck for one trip. I want to import them in ArcGIS and to join them with the road network (map matching). I was thinking of applying ...
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convert a gpx file to a feature class loses ident field

Using the ArcGIS 10.3 gpx to feature tool (GPX To Features (Conversion)) the "ident" field is lost in the translation. DNR Garmin is an option but has limits to the number of points it can process ...
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Accuracy calculated by GPS

I found a lot of pieces of an answer to this question, but no complete and good one. How does a GPS System calculate it's own accuracy at the moment? Where does it get the known position to ...
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Navigator for ArcGIS integration with a laptop via bluetooth

Does anyone know how to integrate Navigator for ArcGIS with a laptop via bluetooth to display location information/point locations from a web app residing on a laptop? Or can I just call the ...
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Implementing WaterML2 output in my web service

I'm trying to implement WaterML2 output for my sensor network webservice. Currently I report sensor data where the data includes IDs for each sensor, time of sensor readings, units and, optionally, ...
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Magellan GPS stops recording data in suspend mode [closed]

Currently having a problem with my Magellan Explorist 510 GPS unit. After I start recording the track on the unit, after some time, it just stops recording data in suspend mode (which should turn ...
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Collector blue accuracy ring- what does it show?

What, definitively, does the blue accuracy ring show in Collector. In the field it always seems too large to represent the accuracy that the GNSS app is stating (ie 50cm – 1m). The blue ring seems to ...
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Map-matching GPS points to the road network!

I am quite a newbie in Postgres and Postgis so please be simple and clear :) I am trying to do a simple map-matching (or path-inference if you wish) of some GPS points. I am using postgres(postgis). ...
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Converting from local coordinates to coordinates GPS?

i am working with business object tool traying to make a kml file to be imported on google maps. I dont know much about geographic systems, but i begin to understand some basic things. I have a ...
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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 I translate gps sports data into a representative plane

I'm hoping to use qgis and postgis for a project but I'm unsure of, how to not only frame the question but accomplish the task. If I have gps data from 1 runner on an oval track but who has run on ...
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Difference between Garmin eTrex Legend HCx and eTrex 30?

I have used etrex Legend HCx a lot and been satisfied. Now I've seen etrex 30 just for a while and it seems to me that the Legend is much more user friendly, good old menus with a lot of ...
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Seeking GPS device for vehicle tracking?

I am a programmer with no connection to Geographic information, except that I work on application which uses Google Maps. I need some device, which I will be able to set in a vehicle in order to keep ...
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Seeking smallest device able to interface with 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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Transforming coordinates from WGS84 to Gauss-Krüger 5

GPS coordinates in the format of WGS84 are quite common. I need to transform them into Gauss-Krüger coordinates but I have no idea how to do that. The only things I know are that it is not easy and I ...
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Uploading Polygon Shapefile to Garmin GPS. How to View all Polygons?

I am trying to upload a polygon shapefile to a Garmin 60CSx unit. The polygon shapefile is a small area containing polygons of vegetation types. There are are 53 polygons (records) in the shapefile. I ...
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Summing time spent on effort from point GPS data tracks in grid cells?

I have one layer of point data representing GPS tracks collected during vessel surveys (an individual survey is indicated as the time between departing and returning to shore and there can be more ...
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Displaying current position using QGIS?

How can I display my current position in the QGIS canvas, similar to the "blue point" in google mapsa? I need this to navigate to defined points and I do not want to change the program all the time.
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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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Automating the production of GPS-compatible map tiles from georeferenced raster maps

I have a set of TIFF maps that I want to load onto Garmin GPS 62s units. The maximum size for each tile on the GPS is 3Mb and less than 1 million pixels. I manually produced one tile, following this ...
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Calculating distance to a fixed point on a map

I have a point with latitude 40.7127837 and longitude -74.00594130000002 I have imagined this point on a plane like this Latitudes run from West to East and longitudes run from North to South Can ...
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Device for Logging GPS and Accelerometer Data? [closed]

I am looking for a device that can track my location (lat,long) and speed all day long. Perhaps, I need GPS and accelerometer data bundled together. What I want to do is to log my daily activities. I ...
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Add GPS tracks directly to a PostGIS table

Disclaimer: I am a total GIS newb and I have a use case I have not seen elsewhere. Background: I drive country roads looking for old building, cemeteries, school houses, etc and I record the ...
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How to find records using a distance filter, in a table of Points?

My table fields are: POSIC (id, geom, dt_inclusion). DB is PostGIS. Data comes from a GPS Source, then i can create a route ordening the points by Date_Inclusion. So, lets say i have registries A,B,C ...
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Add telemetrics to gps file format

I've created my own data file using gps information and loads of sensor data. I'd like to create a gps file which will add this information to the geographic location. Unfortunately most common gps ...
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Set proximity requirement for ESRI Collector observations

I am trying to create a Collector map that allows field crews to update a "status" attribute for features in a feature class. What I would like to do is limit the features that can be edited by the ...
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ArcGIS Mobile that uses GPS location to route to a destination?

Does anyone know of an example of routing within ArcGIS Mobile 10 that uses GPS location to route to a destination?
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Making line from set of GPS points?

I need to create the trajectory of respondents according to the their collected GPS data (including X and Y). I am familiar with python programming, but I am a beginner in ArcGIS. I want to write ...