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

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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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GPS Datalogger with USB Interface and GPX Output

I'm looking for a reliable, robust and reasonably priced GPS datalogger, to measure time, distance on tracks. The logger should be reasonably priced but ready for outdoor activities. Mud, dirt, 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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Why are points collected with a Trimble FM 750 off by more than a mile when displayed in QGIS?

I have a grower that has a FM 750 and is trying to make points in a field. When finished he takes the file out of the display and goes to his computer and he can bring up the points in the right ...
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PLT track in PostGIS

What are the best practices for importing and aggregating tracks (in my case in 'plt' format) in a PostGIS table, grouped by user. Are there any tools/db models/tutorials available?
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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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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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How to merge multiple file geodatabases into one file geodatabase?

I have created a file geodatabase that has several feature data sets, feature classes, and domains. I have created a map with the file geodatabase added to it, converted the map to ARCPAD AXF format ...
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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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Garmin etrex 10 and QGIS

I want to know if anyone has been able to download data from a etrex 10/20/30 directly from Qgis. The usb protocol decsribe in a recent post does not do the trick. GpsBabel documentation states that ...
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Differentially correct GPX file

Is there any way to differentially correct a GPX file using free or open-source tools? Does a GPX file contain the necessary information for differential correction (I can put the timestamp in it ...
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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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Mapping Trails with GPS - Hardware Suggestions

I have been hired to map about 100km of XC ski trails. I am super proficient in GIS but have not done any detailed GPS work since college when I worked with some sort of Trimble explorers. This is a ...
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Sub-meter Bluetooth GPS units and ESRI Collector App

We have been using Trimble XT/XH for years now, but we are at a time when we need to upgrade and do not want to drop another $8000 for another Trimble that only causes us headaches and not very user ...
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GPS data based track/trip calculation algorithm available?

Currently I'm receiving position data of moving assets every 90 or 120 seconds (depending on the asset). What I'd like to achieve now is to detect standstill and movement phases (tracks/trips) on the ...
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Measuring polyline using either QGIS or ArcGIS Desktop?

I've collected a bunch of GPS polylines (WGS84). What is the easiest way to measure the length of these lines in KM using QGIS or ArcGIS Desktop?
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Differentiating a building from a road on a map?

This question was originally asked here by Steven and I felt the question was better asked here. Steven would also like to know the sources Google buys it maps from. I remember seeing a post about it ...
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Tracking a vehicle without GPS device

We are planning to write an application which have to track the user driving in his truck in the cities like New York city accurate upto which lane he was driving on. In the cities with those tall ...
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How do I find software for my GPS?

I recently unearthed a GPS unit I purchased a few years. It's a Garmin GPSmap 60 (picture) and has a usb port on it. Is there a way that I can link it to my mac? I do have windows installed also, and ...
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Mobile, Offline viewer for geographic data

Currently, field crews consumer geographic data via laptop (no internet, no gps). ArcReader. I would like to get them shapefiles (or some derivative of a shapefile) on a mobile platform (smartphone) ...
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Connecting GPS to ArcGIS via USB

Is there a way to connect a GPS to ArcGIS via USB? At the moment the GPS extension only appears to support comm port connections. It would be good to know if a USB connection can be made, then perhaps ...
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Road segments reconstruction from GPS trajectories

We have a 10,000 base of vehicle mounted moving devices which report their GPS position on a time based schedule. All that data is currently being stored in our database for several business related ...
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gpspipe returns correct timestamp, but wrong date (21 dec 1995)

I'm having this strange issue where my gps pipe is returning the correct location and time but the wrong date (including year). For reference, at the time of writing it is 06 aug 2015, 09:27 UTC). ...
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Extract one GPS fix per day from data?

I am in the fortunate position of having 2 years worth of animal movement data. With such a large amount of data I would like to extract only one fix per day to make it easier to work with. Data = 14 ...
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GPS post processing - Differential Correction

I have a large set of collected GPS points that I'm pulling into Arcgis from SQL and creating an xy event layer to then map them. The fields for the points are as follows: recorded, lat, long, ...
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Is there a service to check whether a gps path belongs to a public road?

I have a bunch of GPS tracks. I want to exclude the ones which go via public roads. I'm interested in off-road segments only. Is there any public api to check if a given set of coordinates belongs to ...
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Wildlife surveys using tablet and GPS, import/export to/from ArcMap

I've found some info about this on a previous post (Advanced android app for mapping and GPS logging), but it didn't provide enough info, I'm hoping some other tech experts can help! I have a tablet ...
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Distance calculation : Integrating incremental gps data

I am trying to build a GPS based odometer based on android. Currently , I am calculating incremental distance changes very frequently ( < 5 meter movement). The distance calculation in android is ...
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API to suggest nearby streets

For an app I'm developing, I want to use the phone's GPS to locate it. I then want it to list streets that are nearby. The customer might be in his back garden for example, and this may be closer to ...
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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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How to calculate Bearing between two GPS points

The following returns 150 degrees using C# converted from JavaScript Bearing formulas, but Google earth returns 210 degrees for the same values. The broken code is GetBearing() but I've also included ...
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RINEX specs and OS library

Is there any OS library to read/write/process RINEX data? I've been wanting to start a OS library to read and write RINEX, which is something I need for a project, but not actually post-process them. ...
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Point interpolation in route

I have a set of GPS coords with X,Y and Course. I need to interpolate additional points based on the course of each point. It would be a simple line intersection based on lines drawn using the 2 ...
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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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What is a .ssf file?

What exactly is a .ssf file? I am refering to the .ssf files used with Trimble GPS units. I am aware that it is some sort of post processing correction file, but I do not know more than that.
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Is machine learning used much in GIS?

I'm new to GIS. Is machine learning used much in this field, and where? I'm investigating a job opportunity with a mapping company working on traffic awareness. My background is in supervised machine ...
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Proper work flow to move manholes and pipes to surveyed location

I would like to know how to accomplish the following task using QGIS. I have an existing point shapefile representing sanitary sewer manholes and an existing polyline shapefile representing sanitary ...
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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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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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GPS tracking and Web mapping?

We are developing a tracking software and we are the stage where we test the reliability of our location stigma on the following web-maps Google Map Nokia HERE Open Street Map (OSM) We observe ...
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GPS Elephant Tracking II: Is ArcGIS basemap imagery orthorectified?

-- For my original question and pictures of elephants wearing GPS equipped anklets, go here. -- I'm experimenting with the use of GPS anklets to track the movement of zoo elephants. This has proved ...
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How to show a geoTiff on an iOS application?

I'm developing an iOS application that will use offline maps. These maps are on GeoTiff format but I don't know how to do it. I've found this question: How to display a GeoTIFF on mapView but it uses ...
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How to calculate accuracy of latitude/longitude

I'm updating a Windows Mobile application to capture location information using the built-in GPS hardware. The Microsoft API provides a method GPSGetPosition that returns the following struct ...
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Using R to map matching GPS data?

I have a bunch of vehicles GPS data points, which consist of "timestamp, longitude, latitude, fuel consumption and distance" and the data is OSM (open street map) based. I want to match the data ...
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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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GPS tracking using smartphones [closed]

We're looking to launch a study that examines spatial behaviour on a university campus. Given the near ubiquity of smartphones among our study population, we're excited about the possibility of using ...
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Microsoft Surface vs. iPad for mapping

I was recently introduced to the Avenza PDF app for iPad and I've been using it in the company I work for to help our field crews find their way around, and record waypoints and tracks. The app takes ...
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Distance between GPS coordinates

Given a database of GPS points, a center GPS location, and a radius R (in meters), how can I find all points in the database that are within a distance of R of the center point? Will the distance ...
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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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Advantages of a GPS enabled PDA for field asset management

I'm having some trouble trying to convince some people of the advantages of having a entry level GPS enabled PDA for asset management. I've been asked to look into GPS enabled cameras, I've since ...