GPS is a space-based satellite navigation system that provides location and time information.

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Finding points that are within a set distance of other points

I have a large point file: several thousand. They are all GPS coordinates, recorded at different times, by different people. Many of them have unique data. So, for example, there will be one ...
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Calculating “travelled distance” of a GPS track without including “stops”

I have a set of GPS tracks from a cycling event and I want to correlate their distance along the route. Problem is: when a rider stops, generally by entering a covered place, GPS keeps logging (low ...
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Garmin conversion track

I have problem when import garmin GPS tracks with software for Android. I found this code: public static int importTracks(String path, Context context) throws ClassNotFoundException, IOException { ...
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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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Why Does Cold Start Take So Long?

I know very little about how GPS works. I noticed that after disabling GPS mode for a few days, even while standing on a street in the city, it can take several minutes for GPS to show my location, ...
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Location Data in TAIP Format to Geoevent Processor

We are testing whether we can get the surveyed cordinates in a Trimble GPS transferred online via TAIP format ( Trimble exchange protocol) to ArcGIS Geoevent processor . For this , one main concern ...
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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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GPS Coordinate Handling

I have a text file with consecutive coordinates of gps data for ongoing and incoming route(on Same road). i want to convert them in line format. how can i normalise those extra coordinate so that i ...
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Osm2po : Querying generated table to get the closet line from a point

I generate the OSM data of Africa postgis and I want to launch queries for a list of gps points to project them into the closest line. I made this request to a single point but took around 3 ...
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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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Aligning two layers captured in different coordinate systems

I have two layers, one of points (locations of fruit trees) and one of Atlanta zip codes, in an ArcMap, but the layers are not aligning. The zip codes are in the top right and the fruit points are ...
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Automatically panning the map in ArcGIS when using the Time slider

I have a point dataset with time-stamps at 1 minute intervals showing a driving route. I have enabled the Time properties of the layer and I am able to use the Time slider to see the points move ...
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Why is the GPS Reference Meridian 100m to the East of the Prime Meridian?

Apparently if you stand at Greenwich then your GPS will not say you are at longitude zero. This is because the GPS reference meridian is about 100 metres to the east of the prime meridian. My ...
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Finding routes in which more than one car passed (gps data)

I'm using ArcGIS 10.1. I have point GPS data of routes of several cars over a few days, and I want to find only the routes where more than one or two different cars passed through (Each GPS points ...
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Is there a consumer-level handheld GPS that can use standard GIS data as its background layer?

I'm shopping around for a handheld GPS, and from what I'm seeing, none of the big vendors (Garmin, Magellan and Delorme) make a unit that can use, for example, a simple georeferenced TIFF or a ...
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How WiFi can tell my exact location? [closed]

There is no GPS installed in computer PC/laptops. Please let me know how WiFi can show my exact location.
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What class/types of smartphone chipsets support GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS AND have extended kalman filtering?

I've been testing several Android phones (all running Android 4+) Sony Xperia T, Moto G, Nexus and HTC 1 which are all giving decent tracks (all of which use GPS/GLONASS) However we are also using ...
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European route E4 in geodata format

Good morning, Has anybody locate any kml, shp or gpx file with the complete European trail E4 ? Lots of google search navigates me to nowhere ... Dimitris
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GPS tracking in ArcGIS Engine application

Is there an ArcGIS api for ArcObjects /.Net that I can use to build a function in an ArcGIS Engine 10 application that allows me to track a GPS signal and display the movement plus lets me export and ...
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Interpreting U-Blox GPS receiver data

Currently I'm writing software for a simple device for car, which will compare car's location to database locations and alert user. I'm using U-Blox 5 series GPR receiver. Reference manual is here. ...
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What is required for post-processing differential correction? (And can Garmin units provide it?)

2 very closely related questions about differential correction with a Garmin unit: 1). Some data was collected using a Garmin GPSMAP 76Cx unit and the data collectors are interested in whether ...
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Data exchange from Terrasync to QGIS

What method could I use to import *.ssf files from Trimble GPS as features to display in QGIS?
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best free easy GPS software? (not necessarily 'real' GIS)

Our search and rescue group is looking for some advice on what free and user-friendly (no computer savvy required) software folks could use to interact with their own GPS. Doesn't have to be a 'real' ...
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GPS data cleaning - Sampling of track data

I have gotten a fairly large polyline-dataset of GPS-recorded tracks. I'd like to have a sample along the tracks for different variables. The problem is that the data has overlapping tracks. This ...
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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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consistency of cell phone gps readings

I want to record the location of each grave site in a cemetery for overlaying on Google maps. My Android cell phone (HTC Thunderbolt) reports an accuracy of between 10 meters and 25 meters. I'd like ...
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Socket Server to receive GPS location data

I am working on a web application which receives data sent from trackers via TCP Packets containing location information. Up until this point we have been working with dummy data within the mysql ...
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How to load sample points or coordinates on GPSMAP 62s? [duplicate]

Does anyone know how to upload 100's of sample points or coordinates from the GPSMAP 62s series to a computer? Does anyone also know the steps to create beeps or alarms when we approach these points ...
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Does India Have a CORS (Continuously Operating Reference Stations) Network?

Does India have a CORS (Continuously Operating Reference Stations) network? If yes, can anybody provide more details about it?
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How can I transform Real-time Local position system coordinates into GPS/WGS84?

I have a local coordinate system built with Ubisense sensors and tags (it is a real-time locating system used to automatically identify and track the location of objects or people). The local ...
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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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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 to approximate point to segment distance on sphere?

I would like to approximate the distance of a line segment from a reference point on the map (coordinates are gives as lat/lon). In the Cartesian coordinate system I would simply find the closest ...
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How to determine the Geoid model used by GPS receiver?

I have the following NMEA output by Holux M-241 GPS receiver: $GPGGA,144014.000,2227.0987,N,11410.1382,E,2,6,1.67,32.6,M,-1.3,M,0000,0000*7B I know that WGS84 height is higher than geoid height 1.3 ...
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How can i show online temporal data using Tracking Analyst?

I have online GPS tracking data . I'd like to show these data in webgis . I'm using ArcGIS Silverlight API . I used tracking analyst in Arcmap for offline temporal data but not online data. Is there ...
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Terrasync COM Port Unavailable

I have a Trimble GeoExplorer Series GeoXM that runs Windows PocketPC version 4.2 (Built March 15 2004 for a bit more resolution there). Lately when the unit has been out on a job it will periodically ...
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Replace Navteq maps by a free one in a car built-in GPS

My car (Opel Zafira) have a built-in GPS with Navteq maps (SD 900 NAVI). I wonder if it would be possible to update or upgrade the maps to an open source / free maps (like OSM). Or is it possible ...
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How to debug Live GPS and base layer alignment issues in QGIS?

I am trying to use a bluetooth GPS with a couple of base layers in QGIS. The GPS/bluetooth connection seems to be working great...I can connect and disconnect without issue. I've set my project CRS to ...
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Calculate Moving Time

I am wondering how web apps like Garmin connect or Strava calculate a "moving time" from a gps track. For example I might record a GPS track on my Garmin GPS that has an elapsed time of 5:34:26 but ...
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What is the best way to apply the correct ZIP Code when Geocoding

I need to batch geocode a set of addresses, some of them are missing the zip code causing the lat/lng to be placed incorrectly, is there a good way easily correct this? I am using a few geocoders, ...
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looking for a GPS device which can transmit the location directly

I am looking for a GPS device or receiver that can transmit its own location to a specified configured server directly. there will be no medium like mobile phone or computer in between GPS and Server ...
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Using handheld GPS for sub-meter precise positioning

I've heard that we could use two or more handheld GPS to get a better positioning accuracy using post processing techniques. Anybody can tell me the methodology? Also, can we program handheld GPS such ...
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How to choose spatial reference for GPS data?

We received GPs data from the vendor. I want using ArcGIS software to create XY event table and create a point feature class. What the spatial reference would be for the GPs data? Is it something I ...
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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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Matching GPS tracks

I'm looking for a proper way to process multiple GPS tracks (so time ordered list of lat/lon points) and match/classify that segments, that are covered by multiple tracks: So it's not about ...
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how to plot gps coordinates on my own raster map?

I have lat log values available in degree format, i donot know how to access raster maps using c#, and how to plot accurately. which libraries should i use and what are the controls avialable ,i am ...
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How to export and import gps points from Garmin 62S and QGIS

I'm pretty new to using QGIS and I'm curious about how to import and export GPS points created in QGIS. I have QGIS 2.0.1 dufour on windows XP and a Garmin 62s. Any suggested walk throughs would be ...
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Megellan Meridian and QGIS GPS Tools help request

I am using QGIS 2.0.1 on Ubuntu 12.04. I have a Magellan Meridian GPS and I trying to use the GPS Tools plugin to download waypoints to a layer in QGIS. I have successfully used the Gebabbel ...
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What format is this GPS tracking string?

I am receiving tracking data from a device and I am not sure what is the format/standard of this string in order to properly process the variables, this is a sample string received: ...
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Is there any information in Sky Plot that is not in DOPs chart in terms of predicting accuracy in the field? (GPS data collection planning)

Joe only looks at DOPs chart and weather report for mission planning. Moe looks at both DOPs chart and Sky Plot and weather report. Is Joe missing out on something relative to Moe in terms of ...