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

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What's the smallest device able to interface with a GPS unit?

For GPS units that talk over USB, what's the smallest device you could plug the GPS in to in the field, in order to upload from the device to the GPS and download from the GPS to the device? Netbook? ...
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Is it possible to create a GPS track in QGIS and if so, how? (beginner question)

I'd like to use QGis as a trip planner. Once there's a topographic map on the screen - from whatever source - I'd like to point-and-click a track over that map, then export it in a common GPS format ...
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Exporting massive gps tracks to a map

I have about 1000 vehicle equiped by a GPS sensor and 3G connection. Each vehicle feeds a csv file -using 3G connection- with its current location every 5 sec. Each vehicle have its own CSV file. ...
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Why are my DMS points plotted way off from their true locations?

I'm having a bit of a nightmare plotting some GPS coordinates in QGIS. My coordinates came from a PDF so it took a little wrangling to extract the from the PDF and convert them to a CSV file. I've ...
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GPSLogger problems [duplicate]

I am using GPSLogger to record my tracks but I can't convert the KML files to Shapefiles. Does anyone know how to do this with? Are there any other good apps that record track logs?
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Is it possible to display labels in background files (.imp) on Trimble GPS units?

I have been trying to figure out if this is possible for a while now. I know if you load a file in as a data file, you can click on a feature and the label will pop up. However, you cannot view a data ...
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Calculating Distances between coordinates

I have perused through the other questions that are very similar to mine but am still having some trouble. I have 75 coordinates in WGS84 that I brought in from an Excel table. They are now on my ...
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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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How to improve accuracy or extrapolate missing or bad GPS points

Is there an easy to use freeware tool to postprocess my location data, in order to correct 1) location errors (or improve accuracy not based on differential GPS correction) and 2) deal with missing ...
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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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How to detetmine county of GPS coordinate?

I have a SHP file that contains all counties in the USA. I also have roughly 100 million GPS locations. I need to tally the number of GPS locations per county. A linear search through the counties ...
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how to display movements of a moving object in cartodb

I have few GPS tracks with lat long and timestamp. I want to present them on a map and to show how the movement took place using the time series location values (X,Y,T). I searched a lot but could not ...
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Mobile GPS location and CAR GPS location showing different outcome

I want to make a CAR positioning system. I wrote a program which can show me the coordinate locations on a map. But when I get coordinates from MOBILE GPS and from CAR GPS, they both differ. Why ...
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Calculating the fastest routes and some points on the same time

I have two drivers and each driver has a set of about 15 locations where they need to drive to on a single day. Calculating the shortest route for both drivers is not the problem (using a matrix ...
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leica zeno 5 gps handheld

I recently purchased the Zeno 5 gps handheld device form leica geosystems. I would like to ask if anyone knows what other software I can use except the one they offer that integrates with ArcGIS ...
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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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Device for Logging GPS and Accelerometer Data?

I am looking for a device that can track my location (lat,long) and speed all day long. Perhaps, I need GPS and accelerometer data bundled together. What I want to do is to log my daily activities. I ...
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What algorithm should I use to remove outliers in trace data?

I have GPX traces and want to remove outlying observations. There are some route points that are impossible because it would require acceleration that the vehicle can not achieve. Are there good ...
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Location-based game using GPS

I am not sure if this forum is proper place for that kind of question but i hope to get some advice... I looking for some scenario (examples, ideas) for urban game (location-based game) with usage of ...
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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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Problem measuring area with gps coordinates

I am trying to measure area from gps coordinates but fail to get the correct result (7200 square meters). I used the formula from this post but I get way too high number as result (should be in square ...
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Translating hdop, pdop and vdop to metric accuracy from given NMEA strings

How can I translate dilution of precision to a metric unit? For example: say I got 1.2 in hdop from NMEA sentence of my GPS receiver, in what should I multiply to get a metric accuracy? Just like the ...
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How does Mobile GPS work in Windows Tablets?

Can anyone tell me how GPS chips generally works in Windows8 Tablets? As far as I can tell Tablets do not have a separate GPS chip like those in handheld GPS receivers - It seems to be combined into ...
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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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What gps app to use for mapping bus routes?

I'm looking for a GPS app for android to capture waypoints and lines. I'm going to map the route buses and the stop points. Which GPS app is recommended for marking “points” and marking the “lines”? ...
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Accuracy issues between data in QGIS and Google Earth

Wondering if anyone can answer this question. I have a kml in Google Earth. When I import it to QGIS, and then import the Google Earth images they are in slightly different places. I used a QGIS ...
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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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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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Are latitude and longitude 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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How to calculate a missing (one or more) lat/long value of a bounding rectangle?

Is it possible to calculate an unknown (one ore more) latitude/longitude value of a bounding rectangle. The log file that I need to process provides a pair of lat/long values for Upper left and Bottom ...
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How to tell if a device supports Assisted GPS, and if how to get the Assisted GPS cooridinates?

1) Is Assisted GPS implemented at the hardware and OS level, or is it a hardware and secondary software thing. I've never used this so wondering what is required to 'access' this. I noticed a wiki ...
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Rotate the map to GPS heading / direction in ArcGIS using ArcObjects SDK 10 for .NET

Assuming I use ArcGIS or an ArcEngine application on a mobile PC. Is it possible to rotate the map in ArcGIS to the direction the device is travelling using a GPS receiver? If yes, how? I would like ...
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Areas where DGPS with post processing (not RTK) is still required

I am wondering in which domains or countries where Differential GPS (DGPS) with post processing (not Real Time Kinematic [RTK]) is still required? It's known that RTK has been rapidly adopted by ...
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Difference between Positioning and Localization

I would like to know what are the differences between Positioning and Localization. In most papers they are used interchangeably. Are they the same? Does one come after another? I always thought ...
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Most accurate GPS hardware for less than 1 mile radius [duplicate]

I apologize if this is a duplicate but I can't find a good answer or area to know where to find the correct answer. I am looking for the technology or hardware around wearables or similar technology ...
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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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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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Uploading maps to GPS (forestry maps: roads, trails, hydro, polygons)

I'm using a QGIS 2.2.0 Valmiera on a Windows 8.1 system Desktop. I'm a forester and I would like to have a cheap solution to load maps into the handheld Garmin 60, 62 or 64 series GPS. Free would be ...
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how to join 1second GPS data with dGPS using much shorter time interval?

for one of our measurements we rented a dGPS with a portable "rover". I have now our measurements from our device which also contain data from built-in GPS (1 second sampling rate) + also the dGPS ...
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Android API - how get the car position (fixed to the road)?

All the android.location classes receives best REAL position of the GPS. Is that any way to get from Google navigation API the CAR position x,y - fixed (tighten, interpolated) to the closest road on ...
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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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Calculating countries flown over on flight path

Say I have two airports given. I can then get their coordinates. Now that I have the beginning and end coordinates I can draw flight-path from the two locations. Now my question is that given two ...
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Simulating historic GPS data on map [duplicate]

I have some really basic newbie questions. I have following data with me: ESRI Shape files (.shp, .shx, .dbf, .prj, .sbn and .sbx) KML/KMZ files GPS coordinates (~400k) of some cars (~50) tracked ...
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Is it possible to see polyline as route or track data on GPS?

I would like to see polyline on GPS. First, I try to convert polyline to GPX. I uploaded GPX on GPS. SO far, I could not see the line on GPS. First of all,is it possible to see polyline as route or ...
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Best method to find routes from a set of points

I have lines table (postgis enabled database) representing the streets. I have collected few gps points along a route and I would like to match it with the streets in order. Scenario - I am jogging ...
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Need a Benchmark GPS Trajectory data-set? Anyone?

I'm looking for a benchmark GPS data set, available for research purposes for free. I've found GeoLife GPS Trajectories dataset from Microsoft Research but I find it a little incomplete. What I need ...
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Dataset required with GPS and accelerometer data

Can anyone please suggest me site or provide me a dataset which has GPS data with accelerometer data as well.I am doing a project where using accelerometer data i am trying to improve the accuracy of ...
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I'm new to GPS, and I had a quick question about clarity.

I'm working on a project for class, and I'm mapping GPS on Google Earth with a KMZ file. I used a handheld GPS 24°6.691'N + 74°27.833'W. How accurate is my coordinates? I know I'm in decimal ...
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Use of RRC(Range Rate Control) in Pseudo Range Correction for satellite

Can anyone tell me the use of RRC in order to calculate the value of PRC(pseudo range correction) in PPK(post processed kinematics)?
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Converting GPS Positions to Google Maps

I have a set of GPS-coordinates in a database, which I want to compare to a coordinate supplied by the html5 location API. My coordinates look like this: <WGS84Coordinates> ...