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

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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 ...
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Developing an iOS GPS App

I'm an experienced programmer looking to develop a GPS App with these constraints: I Need a turn by turn level of precision I Need to know if a street is one way or not I Want to calculate an ...
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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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Measuring Continuous Distance of GPS track in ArcGIS Desktop

I am looking for a way to quickly measure the distance covered of GPS tracks of foraging Seabirds. A tool that could give accumulative distance of point to point from the long and lat coordinates ...
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Is it possible to calculate area of polygons from GPS points without POSTGIS

I am new with GIS. Assume we use the UTM30N coordinate system. Is it possible to calculate an area (say a square box) by the 4 given points? (assume the points are in order, and the coordinates are ...
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Can I put a button that automatically inputs GPS coordinates into a google form? (or other spreadsheet populator)

I am currently creating a Google Form and part of the questionnaire requires the user's current GPS location. Is it possible for a button to be able to do this and automatically populate the field? Or ...
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True Altitude of GPS cooridnates

Given two points a=(lat1, long1) , b=(lat2, long2). I want to divide the line between a and b into points with equidistant length. (for example 100 Points) For each of these points i need to ...
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Is there any application that gives the real absolute altitude?

I defined a test already and I would like to compare the altitudes measured by different sources. I drove a path by a car, mounted a GPS and a pressure sensor in the vehicle. On the chosen path, there ...
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Compass Navigation With ArcGIS SDK for iOS

There's a sample provided by esri named GpsSample (I can't find a way to upload it here) Anyway, the sample includes multiple selections for mapview's locationDisplay autoPanMode property I'm trying ...
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Is there an Internet resource for GPS timeline?

I'm looking for a timeline of the evolution of GPS technology and accuracy for both civilian and military systems (since the advent of GPS). Any info will help.
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Determine when heading off course

How does google or other map providers with routing capabilities determine when you are not staying at the right course? I am trying to figure out how to implement this feature in my gps that I am ...
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Building a private GPS almanac server - practical experience

I'm trying to provide a source of GPS almanac files (in SEM format) for a non-connected / sometimes connected network. I know that I can download them from the USCG NAVCEN. However I don't want to ...
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Topology Editing using ArcView (now called Basic) license level of ArcGIS Desktop?

I am building a geodatabase from data collected on a GPS handheld in the field. The GPS device collects decently accurate information but I need to make sure all the polygons, lines, and points are ...
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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 ...
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Base station correction process

This concerns post-processing via base station correction in Pathfinder Office. I understand the base station is a known location and the GPS receiver's location is corrected relative to the base. I'm ...
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Anyone know an iOS data collection app that exports raw GNSS data for differential correction?

I am pretty sure the answer to this is "No", but throwing this question out there in case someone knows of something I haven't stumbled across yet. I am seeing less expensive GNSS units show up on ...
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How do I force gpspipe to read from a USB Serial device rather than a server address with a port and everything

I'm desperately trying to grab the simplest piece of information I can out of my usb dongle from the command line. A program of mine needs to use it so it has to be a STDIN/STDOUT type solution. I ...
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How to compare GPS absolute positioning receiver accuracy

I have two different types of GPS modules which are in absolute positioning mode (pseudorange data) Lets say one of them is attached in microcontroller (such as arduino, rasbpy, etc) and the other ...
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QGIS linked to camera for GPS based triggering?

Has anybody done this yet? I'm new to QGIS and have just started exploring. I'd like to integrate flight lines and camera triggering if anybody can direct me to the right forum or area. Thanks!
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Does iOS know the phone's location solely from cell tower, i.e. without GPS data?

Question Does the iOS operating system know the phone's location even if one could turn off the iPhone's built-in GPS module or if it was broken? Elaboration What I understand I understand that ...
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I want to trace a gps device

I want to create a device that should transmit its location to a server using anyother medium other than GSM. Bascially I need a tracking device which i could give to my worker and he goes to a forest ...
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Is there a method to tell which hemisphere a point belongs to, in WGS84 geoid, where the equator is an arbitrary ellipsis?

I use the WGS84 geoid (because I'm working with a GPS chip). I define an ellipsis that splits the surface in two parts, lets name these 'A' and 'B'. This ellipsis is defined by two points 'a' and ...
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How to get correct measure with PostGIS SQL query? [duplicate]

First of all, sorry my bad english. I am new at gis. So I want to measure my road. I want to use measure unit kilometers. But I am a bit confused. I have a garmin etrex gps device. So I get my ...
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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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Yandex Navigator / Maps - Determining user location

Kindly redirect me to a more appropriate forum in case there exists one. I am an active user of Yandex.Navigator App (available for all kind of mobile platforms). Whenever I open the App, even though ...
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Where can I find the coordinate system used by GPS

How do you determine which geographic coordinate system is used by a GPS device? For example, my Garmin GLO is outputting NMEA data with lat/lon. What system is represented by those lat/lon values? I ...
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How does GPS Unit make sure that they have the same time reference from GPS Satelites?

I've been reading readers about GPS to find how GPS work, but one thing still bothers me. To calculate distance from gps unit/receiver to gps satellite, it uses the difference between radio signal ...