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

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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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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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GPS Live tracking with qgis android

I have a Tablet 10.1 notes on which I installed QGIS Android (v. 2.8) and a Garmin GPS 62 stc. So I tried to do the "live GPS tracking" by connecting through the USB cable the GPS to Tablet. Next, ...
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Why does GPS positioning require four satellites?

I have a question on the GPS positioning algorithm. In all books I've read for 3D positioning we need four satellites, and I don't understand why. We need to calculate three variables: x, y, z. We ...
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Calculating compass bearing between two GPS coordinates… with a twist [closed]

I'm building a virtual tour application that uses Google's streetview code to render the panoramas into a non-distorted view. Each panorama has 1 to n links where the user can select to move on. I ...
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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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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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How to capture accurate GPS points using mobile devices?

I'm currently working in Vietnam as a climbing guide, but am putting my GIS skills to use by doing a side project for the company involving the mapping of climbing routes. Along with another employee ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Real time map matching using ArcGIS Desktop?

I am working on a project which requires real time map matching. I am currently using ArcGIS but not sure whether it will work. Here is what happens with my system: the cell phones sent GPS fixes ...
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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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Mobile Data collection options

What COTS software is available to do mobile data collection, with GPS positioning. Map display not required. I'm looking across the board (platform wise). I'm already aware of... RhinoSpect ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 can I add 3 axis orientation information to my photos?

I have a survey project where I need to record not only the location, but the direction (bearing and angle of elevation/depression) that the camera was pointing at the time the picture was taken. ...
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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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How do GPS/Glonass/Galileo satellite know their position?

We use satellites to calculate our position. How do satellites know their position if it is right or wrong ? I have heard that the base station records and corrects the satellite path but how do they ...
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Count consecutive points in a polygon

I have animal relocation data and want to know how many times that animal walked within a polygon for more than one step (i.e there is more than one point within a polygon). I am more interested in ...
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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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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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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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How much sense does it make to average (lat,lon) samples in order to increase 2D accuracy of a GPS location?

Several GPS applications, like this one, or this one, acquire multiple (lat,lon) samples of a given location, assuming that the GPS unit is not moving, and then take an average of the samples in order ...
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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 ...