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

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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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Need to include GPS data in a GIS system

I work for a small telematics company and we received a request from one of our clients about integrating their vehicle GPS locations to their ArcGIS system. Our current system simply displays this ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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How to rename several layers at the same time?

I have got some GPS tracks (MultiLineString). As I import them to QGIS, they look like this: I would like to merge them and to do so, I have to rename all of them like this (picture 2) otherwise an ...
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API for land use/land cover

I'm making a mobile game that uses GPS to interact with the real world. The game should be able to "see" what terrain/land use/land cover the user is currently in. Ideally, the game would send the ...
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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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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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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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QGIS live GPS tracking /recommended hardware (GPS USB stick)

Is there a list or any other recommendation of certain GPS hardware (esp. GPS USB sticks) working with QGIS? I have been off this topic for far over a decade, and i remember that in former days not ...
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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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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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Satellites needed to receive proper 1pps signal

So I have read that you need 4 satellites to be able to get a proper position from your GPS. But how many do you need if you are only interested in the 1pps signal from them? And what effects play a ...
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How to generate missing points in GPS trajectories?

I have some GPS trajectories that include gps locations recorded on variable frequencies (every 1 min ,5 min , 20 min,etc.)using a geographic projection WGS84. In my work, i need a fine-grained GPS ...
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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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Android devices and apps with support for Galileo positioning

While the European's Galileo positioning system is only expected to be fully deployed by 2020, the first positioning made using already deployed Galileo satellites was made back in 2013. Also, ...
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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), ...