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

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Deriving length values from GPX files in QGIS

I’m missing something real obvious and I apologize for revisiting a topic addressed in several Q&A’s here. I’m an experienced GIS user (not programmer) who’s new to QGIS (can’t afford Arc in ...
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Is newer better? - should I replace my 2008 model Garmin GPS60 handheld GPS?

I use my mid-price Garmin GPS60 handheld GPS device to record waypoints for vegetation surveys and other field surveys, often under tree cover. In asking 'should I replace my old unit', I should say ...
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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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Trimble pathfinder data dictionary default value exclusion

Is it possible to have a numeric attribute in trimble pathfinder without having to use a default value? I am trying to make a numeric attribute compulsory to fill in BUT because the data dictionary ...
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Are latitude and longitude observations independent of each other or correlated?

I want to develop a bivariate gaussian kernel in order to handle the random noise in my GPS tracks where each point has three parameters (lat, long and time stamp). I was wondering if latitude and ...
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Trying to convert GPS LatLng Android coordinates to use in ArcGIS rest - esriMeters

I am getting the LAT and LNG position from Android. Both values are of type double, in Degrees. For example: NY, USA Latitude: 40.7142700 Longitude: -74.0059700 Then I have a service ArcGIS REST. It ...
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How to make work tablet integrated GNSS (GPS) on Windows 8 with QGIS?

I have tablet - Dell latitude 10, running Windows 8, with integrated Broadcom GNSS Receiver BCM47511 (GPS,Glonass...). Because it is integrated GPS and Windows 8, there is the "new" way of providing ...
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How many calculations are needed?

I am working currently on a small e-learning project at the university for a professor. Now I am not an expert or anything in this field, I just learnd what I know online from the various sources and ...
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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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What is “gps on demand time injection”

Android defineds a GPS device capability I couldn't find reference to It's defined as GPS_CAPABILITY_ON_DEMAND_TIME in gps.h The description in the comment explains: GPS on demand time injection. ...
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downloading waypoints from Garmin GPSmap 60cx to QGIS2.2. Am I missing a step?

QGIS2.2 64 on W7 64 is failing to download waypoints from Garmin GPSMap 60cx USB port. GPSBabel installed and the GPS Tools dialog is OK: GPS device: “Garmin serial”, Port: ”USB”, Feature type ...
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Convert WGS 84 cartesian 3D coordinates(x,y,z) to geographic coordinate (lat/long) [duplicate]

Do you know where can I find the formula and data needed to effectuate this conversion? Sorry I don't give enough information. I get the description file of a CORS ...
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How to visualize GPS dataset fro MysQL database and select dense areas

I am using Geolife dataset for simulation. I followed the pre-processing data tutorial to store all .plt files in a mysql database and export it in a .csv file. However, I want to select the ...
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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?
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QGIS GPS not editing offline database

I have a set of layers from PostGIS that I have converted to offline. I am attempting to edit them via GPS. If the layer is point data, then I can add in that data without issue. However when I go to ...
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PostGIS and Mobile Devices Maps

I'm still learning the world of GIS reading this Introduction to PostGIS. So far I understand things but since I have an idea that I plan to later work on, I found something that I didn't quiet grasp. ...
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Transfer from Android phone to Windows OS truncates lat long

I am clicking GPS enabled pictures of sites which are less than 500 metres apart through Android based Samsung ACE Duos phone. I later use Google Earth on my Laptop to view these geo tagged pictures. ...
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exporting metadata from gps camera to spreadsheet

I have a question involving exporting metadata from a GPS camera to an application such as a spreadsheet. In essence, I'm working with a significant number of images taken with a GPS digital camera. ...
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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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Looking for an android solution for offline kml/kmz file viewer with gps support

I have some KMZ files of cadastral maps. I need to fiscally go to the boundaries of my lands (parcels) and take a look at where they are with the gps and maps support. Some of these places are not ...
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Replicating CSRS PPP solution in RTKPOST, gLAB

I analyzed the GNSS position data using CSRS , RTKPOST, gLAB. From the results, I noticed that the CSRS results for NEU errors is the least, while RTKPOST and gLAB were comparatively larger. I tried ...
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What causes the GPS offset/shift in China?

I've spent close to two full days trying to understand the nature of the infamous GPS shift in China. After sifting through the noise, two recurring symptoms are that: GPS coordinates (WGS-84) plot ...
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GIS Equipment for 911 Call Center [closed]

I am the GIS administrator for a 911 call center. Currently we use ArcGIS for our mapping, and my director recently told me that I have a budget every year to purchase GIS/GPS equipment or training. I ...
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Is there a way to create a custom, navigable GPS route?

Is there some sort of way to create a custom GPS route that can say, be plugged into a maps app like Google or Apple maps? For instance let's say I created a route that is a drive along Pacific ...
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Processing obs files in glab (PPP)

I have data for a trimble receiver and would like to run PPP analysis for its positioning errors. I use glab for this purpose. For the orbit and clock source, I use the final orbit data provided by ...
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Latitude & Longitude values from Simple Voyage Data Recorder [SVDR]

I am receiving values in the form of 0113.7276,N,10339.0121,E from a Ship Data Recorder. I am not a GIS/ GPS expert and am unable to decipher what do these values mean, because they are out of range ...
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Given raw NMEA data, how do you estimate accuracy on-the-fly?

I have streaming NMEA data from a GPS device to my application. One of the sentences includes HDOP. I previously calculated the circular error probable (CEP) for this unit. How can I calculate the ...
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What does 'Course Made Good' in NMEA string mean?

I was looking at some GPS data that a client sent me. It has lines like this: $GPRMC,183123,A,1725.4170,N,07825.4779,E,37.80,297,161214,, I was looking at http://aprs.gids.nl/nmea/#rmc, which says ...
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Getting Intra-Maps roam to interface with internal GPS

I've got Intramaps Roam installed on a Panasonic Toughpad fz-g1 with integrated u-blox M8 gps. When I open up GPSviewer I can see my position, everything seems fine. When I enable GPS with ...
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Inputs for GNSS data processing : NEU error

I have some .?o and .?n files that i need to process to obtain the NEU errors. I understand that for a very accurate estimate, i need reference stations (the more, the better) to obtain baselines. ...
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Remote USb gps device location in QGIS server

I have QGIS server in linux. I have navika usb GPS device connected to a laptop.Laptop and QGIS server are interconnected via ethernet.How do i get the GPS device location in the server as the devicis ...
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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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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 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 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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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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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 ...