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

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GPS and GIS for real time monitoring of an object

How is it possible to store coordinate of object in server in real time using feasible hardware ( can be used by student) GPS into database and retrived in real time?? What are the names of ...
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GPS Elephant Tracking: Utilizing A-GPS, WAAS, DGPS and Understanding HDOP, NSAT, and ZDA

*I'm using a GPS data logger (qstarz bt-q1000xt) to track the movement of zoo elephants, and I have a variety of technical questions. I've had limited success receiving answers from the vendor. You ...
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Analysis of GPS error

I'm wondering if there have been any studies which attempt to analyze or characterize GPS error distribution over different situations/conditions (e.g. surrounded by tall buildings/mountains, ...
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Approximating GPS coordinates for a point from n expected locations

I'm trying to find the coordinates of my point of attention (point X,marked blue). I used the GPS device of my car to collect the coordinates according to where I parked my vehicle each time I visited ...
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postprocessing GPS coordinates with RINEX data to improve precision?

Im doing some mapping for OSM in my region and I am curious if the precision of tracks from a GPS Receiver can be improved if they are post processed with RINEX data. The tracking is done with a ...
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GPS Module Without Velocity or Altitude Limitations

I am looking for a GPS module that I can use in a high-altitude project. The problem I have discovered is that GPS manufacturers are required to place a set of restrictions on GPS modules. The ...
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Trimble GeoXH vs GeoXT and GPS Correct

I am about to purchase a new GPS unit. I currently have a GeoXT and have used the combo of GPS Correct/ArcPad with GPS Analyst/ArcMap to correct the collected data to submeter (or close to it). ...
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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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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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QGIS: Colour GPS track by speed

sorry íf I might ask this question the 101 time, but I didn't found anything with google or SE. I have a CSV file with WGS84 trackpoints and visualizing them with QGIS textplugin works fine. The log ...
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How do I calculate a xyz-position of a gps-position relative to an other gps-position?

I have two gps-positions (lon, lat, alt) and want to get the position of one relative to the other one. (in meters, as x, y, z) How do I do that? Thanks in advance. Edit: The locations have a ...
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How do I group near points with GPS positions?

I'm an IT person so I don't know too much about projections and so on, I hope you can help me. I have made an application for Android that collects a GPS position, so I have the latitude and the ...
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How to Georeference Photos With No Spatial Reference?

I have about 100-200 field ground shot photos I would like to overlay in ArcGIS 10 that have no spatial information which I need to somehow develop using a photogrammetric formula. The camera was ...
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Using PROJ.4 library to transform from local coordinate system coordinates to global coordinate system using ground control points?

I have a point cloud whose coordinates are with respect to a local coordinate system. I also have ground control points with GPS values. Can I convert these local coordinates to a global coordinate ...
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Garmin etrex raster maps support

I currently use an excellent set of printed topographic route maps for mountain biking. I would like to scan the maps, georeference them, and upload the maps to a handheld GPS device. Does the etrex ...
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Simulate (Mock) GPS Tracks

I have the following scenario: 1) I need to create GPX files for use in testing of a mobile device. 2) The tracks to be described within will span large distances over long time periods (i.e. it's ...
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How to batch convert Garmin GDB to GPX?

I need to convert a lot of garmin GDB files to GPX in order to convert it to another vector format. Is there any tools available can do a batch convert from garmin GDB files to GPX? Using MapSource ...
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How to filter wrong GPS readings?

I have absolutely no experience with GIS, it just so happens that one of the hobby projects I am doing at the local hackerspace includes tracking a model boat with a GPS... I hope this is the right ...
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How does a GPS unit ensure it has the same time reference as a GPS satellite?

I've been reading about GPS to find how it works, but one thing still bothers me. To calculate distance from GPS unit/receiver to GPS satellite, it uses the difference between radio signal sending ...
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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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What projection system is used in China which is aligned with WGS84 [closed]

I have some GPS tracks in Beijing. I want to project it and convert the lat long degree values in meters for calculation in euclidian space. I was wondering what is the most suitable coordinate and ...
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Is there an industry-standard official mapping of GLONASS satellites to “PRN” values?

In the U.S. GPS system, satellites are uniquely identified by the PRN number broadcast by each satellite. This ID is usually visible on most GPS receiver platforms that provide access to individual ...
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Trimble GeoXH, XM, XT - Data logging without Terrasync or GPSCorrect?

Is it possible to capture data for post processing on a Trimble GeoXH, XT, or XM without using Terrasync or GPScorrect? Specifically I would like to create a RINEX file. A Trimble 4000 series receiver ...
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Get vertice information and apply to line segments using ArcGIS for Desktop (or QGIS)?

I've recently started tracking bike treks using Strava and I thought it would be interesting to do some analysis on my treks. I am able to import the GPX file into ArcMap and convert it to a point ...
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How to calculate “stop points” from a set of GPS tracklogs?

I have a set of GPS tracks pertaining to a cycling event that happened in the same day. I don't have much geographical information about the event itself, except for the tracklogs I downloaded from a ...
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What is the minimal data necessary to reconstruct GPS location?

Imagine that a minimal GPS device is attached to a moving object (animal, shipping container, geocache object, etc). Every few months, data from the device is downloaded for post-processing. What ...
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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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Garmin GPS 78 Interface

Does anyone know how to interface a Garmin GPS 78 Marine GPS with their computer to manage waypoints (upload, download, save, etc.) Previously I was using the MN DNR Garmin tool, but it no longer ...
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Convert xyz coordinates to lon/lat to calculate height change GPS time-series data [duplicate]

How can I convert the XYZ coordinates in Lat, lon to calculate height in metric system? XYZ ascii site YYMMMDD yyyy.yyyy __MJD week d reflon _e0(m) __east(m) ____n0(m) _north(m) u0(m) ____up(m) ...
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Detecting patterns in vehicle GPS data [closed]

I need to analyze data uploaded from vehicle GPS devices to detect travel patterns and then attempt to learn about the normal travel patterns for that vehicle so that predictions can be made about ...
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how to make decent sense from scattered river depth measurements

I sampled river depth at scattered positions and I want to be able to make a map and GIS layers out of it. My problems are: As the river meanders the interpolation I do in scientific packages i,e. ...
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Vehicle tracking by QGIS

I need to do routing for a vehicle. A map with detailed turn-by-turn driving directions should be generated. For example, it should be like car race game in which the map with vehicle tracking is ...
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Unable to load .gpx file from Python Console

I'm trying to create a plugin which will extract the gpx files and load them onto the active layer window in QGIS. While I'm able to load it using the QGIS GUI from Layer>New Vector Layer, I'm not ...
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How to connect particular sets of points with (poly)lines?

I think my problem is quite easy to be solved by the most postgis-users, but i am a bloody beginner: i have a timestamped point-table representing GPS-tracked places of different cars. To distinguish ...
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how to create a network from gps tracks?

I'm trying to build a network from several GPS-trakcs, to digitalize hiking routes on my land. I have several GPX-files from routes I've tracked with the gps. I managed to display them in Arcmap ...
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QGIS live GPS tracking /recommended hardware (GPS USB stick)

Is there a list or any other recommendation of certain GPS hardware (esp. GPS USB sticks) working with QGIS? I have been off this topic for far over a decade, and i remember that in former days not ...
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How to determine and send alert SMS for next bus stop in a GPS tracking system?

In my gps tracking system (PHP/MySql) I have got 5 Stops for a vehicle. Whenever the bus reaches stop 1, the passengers at stop 2 should get an SMS alert. And in the same way for the sops followed ...
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Why is GPS almost unavailable without a data connection?

When travelling to foreign countries, ie. when a data connection is unavailable because I don't want to spend big bucks using a roaming data connection, I noticed that GPS is virtually never ...
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Accessing GPS from QGIS 2.14.1/Python 2.7 /Windows10

I would like to access the device described at QGIS live GPS tracking /recommended hardware (GPS USB stick) via QGIS/Python. A gps module does't seem to be part of the standard installation of python ...
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Find country from GPS coordinates, offline using python

I'm aware that there are several similar questions already but I have been searching for days and not been able to solve my problem: All solutions I've found require GDAL, which I have not been able ...
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Is there an industry-standard official mapping of Galileo satellites to global "PRN”/ID values?

In the U.S. GPS system, satellites are identified by the PRN number broadcast by each satellite. This ID is usually visible on most GPS receiver platforms that provide access to individual GPS ...
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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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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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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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Linking up GPS points taken from rail network

Bit of a newbie here, trying to work out whether any PostGIS functions can help with my task. Apologies in advance if my use of GIS terminology is not up to scratch yet. I have a large database of ...
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How can I manipulate the timestamps in a GPX file?

I have a GPS tracked stored in a GPX file. Now I'm looking for a tool that allows me to set the start time of the track and the duration, and the tool should automatically evenly distribute the ...
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PostGIS convert geography(Point,4326) to GPS

I got a database with a column of type geography(Point,4326), the data contained looks like 0101000020E610000092E057F66EF73140930035B56CBD4840. How can I convert it to GPS coordinates?
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Using Python to compute the distance between coordinates (lat/long) using haversine formula and print results within .csv

I have a .csv file with 3 columns. The first column is titled Distance and it is empty. The second and third columns are titled Longitude and Latitude which contain coordinates, for example: ...
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Finding number of trips in each segment of road

I have street line layer for a city. I also have a lines travelled by the vehicle, which was created from the GPS points collected in the study (OBVIOUSLY, the path of vehicles are not accurate, so ...
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Collector for ArcGIS PDOP and GPS collection configuration settings

My company just acquired a Geneq SXBlue II GPS receiver to pair with an iPad and the Collector for ArcGIS app. The functionality is awesome and loved by everyone, but since we have biologists on our ...