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

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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 ...
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QGIS Real-Time Vector Layer Creation

QGIS is running on my Windows PC. I have a CSV file on my PC that is remotely updated with values of a raspberry pi's GPS position and some wifi-status readings. Is it possible to create a vector ...
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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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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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Can *.ssf files from Trimble GPS be imported as features to display in ArcMap?

I have not come across *.ssf files before but I believe they are a Trimble GPS binary format. Someone has asked me if these files which he thinks have line/poly features can be imported for display ...
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What view of sky is required for RTK GPS

When using RTK or differential GPS technologies, considering the Base has a clear unobstructed view, what view of the sky is required to be able to get an accurate fix with the rover when is moving ...
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QGIS Installation on Windows

I'm newbie to QGIS and to this forum. I want to develop application using Qt on QGIS to real time updation/mapping of a symbol using GPS co-ordinates. Initially i have installed QGIS on Windows 32 ...
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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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What is relation- difference and/or similarities between PPP, SBAS, GNSS, RKT?

Recently i came across lot of terms such as IGS, GNSS, GPS,PPP, WAAS, EGNOS, GLONASS, CORS and many more ... I know some of them I can group them such as GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO . And then there is SBAS ...
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Sending GPS Location to server

Is it possible to send my current location on iPhone or Android to the server so that others can view my current location?
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GPS capable rangefinders or cameras that can capture lat / long data from a distance?

Anyone have experience using this technology? i.e. field verifications of structures where you need to capture the lat / long of a house that is 1000 feet from the road with limited access.
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Get vertice information and apply to line segments using ArcGIS for Desktop (or QGIS)?

I've recently started tracking bike treks using Strava and I thought it would be interesting to do some analysis on my treks. I am able to import the GPX file into ArcMap and convert it to a point ...
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Calculating speed along point feature class (.gpx) in ArcMap?

I have imported a .gpx file into ArcMap as a point feature class. Each feature has a Point z as well as a DateTime. I want to create a graph that shows speed as a function of distance. How do I do ...
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Project point to map with Arcpy using GPS Coordinates

I am trying to create a new layer with just a single point using arcpy. All that is provided is a gps lat and long. It seems like it should be a simple problem but I just can't get it to work. I've ...
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Is it necessary to use a third party service for serving this case?

I have been assigned a task to help build a mobile app, which only shows terrain view of map with a fixed (min/max) zoom level based on mobile phone position and moveable markers which are provided ...
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What is the minimal data necessary to reconstruct GPS location?

Imagine that a minimal GPS device is attached to a moving object (animal, shipping container, geocache object, etc). Every few months, data from the device is downloaded for post-processing. What ...
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Alternative to Terrasync for Trimble Windows Mobile unit

I have a number of Trimble Nomad 900 series devices and am currently using TerraSync. TerraSync does the job, but are there any other alternatives out there that would be even simpler to use? ...
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Import Trimble Data without Pathfinder

I don't have Pathfinder on my computer. I need to pull data off of my Trimble unit (Geoexplorer 6000 series) and save it on an external hard drive or USB key, without using Pathfinder. This way, I can ...
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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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How can I get the GPS info from a PNG?

I am trying to get the GPS data from several hundred PNG photographs for display in Q GIS (so need to access the EXIF data). The online and downloadable viewers I have tried haven't yielded much ...
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List of actual GPS position

I have a question - where can I find a list of actual GPS position, for example - ships, airplanes etc. I need it for my project for College - I will create mobile/desktop/web app, which will show ...
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How long for surveying quality GPS to get accurate 3D position information

I recently read an Ordnance Survey Blog article that seemed to suggest that it was necessary to leave the GPS device in use for four hours to gather requisite data. I am aware that "domestic" GPS ...
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How to upload polygon shapefiles to my GPS?

I used QGIS to create a table (*.shp) containing 3 polygons. These polygons represent "forbidden zones" that I would like to export to my Garmin GPSmap62st so once on the countryside, I'll can see my ...
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is the GPS network free or available for any device?

I have a question (I'm really sorry if is kind of dumb question). But if I have a device with GPS (smarthphone,pda,pocket pc, etc) Does the device need any additional service to enable GPS data? I ...
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GPS drift during the receiver is stationed

I have developed a GPS Tracking device it is working fine when the receiver is in motion, when it stationed in a position for couple of hours i get some drift for around 10-15meters. The receiver send ...
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in seach of gps tracking (web) service to use with rails web app

hey out there GISers, i am looking for a gps tracking service i can hook gps devices into and request their infos via a ruby on rails webapp. does anybody know some? any help is appreciated! thanks, ...
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problem with the import of a gpx file in any program

I have difficulties to import one particular gpx file. I got it via email and it displays some tracks. 10 segments and 5500 waypoints. i tried as follow: QGIS, also with GPSBabel Google Earth ...
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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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QGIS: Colour GPS track by speed

sorry íf I might ask this question the 101 time, but I didn't found anything with google or SE. I have a CSV file with WGS84 trackpoints and visualizing them with QGIS textplugin works fine. The log ...
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Can ArcGIS Desktop or ArcPad use the Windows Location Provider?

Are there any plans for ArcGIS Desktop or ArcMap to get the GPS Coordinates via the 'Windows Location Provider' in Windows 7/8 instead of reading a virtual com port?
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GPS device taking pictures and saving heading + HDOP?

I'm looking for a device that can do all of the following: Take picture Save lat-long GPS position + heading (angle to North) of picture [so need tilt-compensated 3D compass], in exif or other ...
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How to read multiple .gpx files in R [closed]

Suppose I have a number of .gpx files (these contain GPX waypoint data from a Garmin eTrex). I want to load them into R with different names and manipulate them. I can read one file thus: ...
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How can a single line be computed from multiple possibilities

I have datasets containing continuous GPS streams of data that represent routes or trails. For any given route, I probably have at least 5 (in some cases many more) different sets of data. Given that ...
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How can I convert Horizontal dilution of position to a radius of 68% confidence?

I am working at mobile app that uses external GPS module. What I need is to calculate accuracy for the fix from GPGGA command to be able to compare it with my mobile platform's GPS accuracy. Mobile ...
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GPS waypoint mapping with android phone

I am a bat enthusiast and volunteer regularly with the local bat groups on bat surveys. In them we record bats with a bat detector - making a note of the different species (there are 18 in the UK), ...
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Is there an industry-standard official mapping of GLONASS satellites to “PRN” values?

In the U.S. GPS system, satellites are uniquely identified by the PRN number broadcast by each satellite. This ID is usually visible on most GPS receiver platforms that provide access to individual ...
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best bluetooth gps for marine applications

What is the best gps to get as an add on for an android (asus tf300)? This is for a marine application I am writing. I need sub 5 meter accuracy. Would like decent accuracy at moderate speeds. I ...
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set wrong GPS unit in “degree” and want to change to “meter” in GIS while editing

I want to edit the GPS result in ArcGIS, but I found that there is a problem. I set the wrong unit while I used the GPS outside , and the unit is "degree". Although the coordinate system is correct, I ...
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How to get the layers of my project to show while tracking with GPS?

I've been using/testing several versions of various GIS software and run into occasional issues. Right now, my biggest with QGIS is with GPS connection/downloading from/tracking. These are all ...
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Difference between Garmin eTrex Legend HCx and eTrex 30?

I have used etrex Legend HCx a lot and been satisfied. Now I've seen etrex 30 just for a while and it seems to me that the Legend is much more user friendly, good old menus with a lot of ...
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File IMG from OSM

Is it possible to convert or open an IMG file from OSM? I don't find a solution for the visualization and conversion. Thanks
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show position on google map/earth, from gps data, using google API

For those that have used google's API for mapping (google maps/earth), I would like to know if is it possible to develop an application to receive NMEA data from a gps receiver, extract position, and ...
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Getting the compass point given longitude, latitude and direction in degrees

I have this data gathered using a GPS device No. Time Longitude Latitude Speed(Km/h) Compass point Direction (deg) 1 10/20/15 1:34 40.11724 -3.21032 11 Northwest ...
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Using GPS tracking with QGIS and Panasonic Toughpad

I'm using QGIS with a Panasonic Toughpad FZ-M1 with inbuilt dedicated GPS. I can connect okay to the GPS using View --> Panels --> GPS information. Satellites and signal strength show up, but no GPS ...
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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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Address and coordinates of European cities request

I have a database of couple of millions of records which I would like to geocode. The data consists of addresses and council. All addresses are of a certain European city. Questions: May I have ...
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Trimble GPS data is not displaying in ArcMap attribute table

I am currently having difficulty trouble shooting a problem. While using a TRIMBLE GEOXH (GeoExplorer 2008 Series) I have the problem of missing data after exporting it to ArcMap from my GPS receiver. ...
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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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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 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 ...