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

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Local Coordinate to Geocentric

The ultimate question, I need a transformation matrix to take a point in local space representing a roughly 500m x 500m place in New Mexico centered at -108.619987456 long 36.234600064 lat. The final ...
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Register and display real time tracking of my smartphone (gps) on a map

I have 2 smartphones (android galaxy and iphone) and i would like to display the position, according to the gps coordinates, on a map. Is there any app to download or any kind of service where i ...
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GPS to map workflow, for non-GIS folk

What applications and workflow(s) do you use for gathering, displaying and storing GPS data, with your centralised corporate data, for people who are not GIS folk? We're in the process of ...
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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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How can I find positions on my land?

I have about 2 acres of land, wooded and brushy. There was a survey and the corners have rebar. I am working on a site plan for house construction. I have two related problems: Finding a spot on ...
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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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How to force ArcGIS iOS to use GPS data from External GPS device?

I created an app that will display the map and the location of the external GPS device. The scenario is using a wifly module to broadcast the GPS data of the GPS receiver in wifi. The app is now ...
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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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How to convert from ITM ref to GPS ref ?

How can I convert from ITM ref (Israel new map) to GPS ref and from GPS ref to ITM ref? I need any C# sample code or formula for this. For example: 32.086156,34.769239 = 178364,665948 Or : ...
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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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How can i convert from local coordinates to coordinates gps?

i don know if this is the right place to publish this. i am working with business object tool traying to make a kml file to be imported on google maps. I dont know much about geographic systems, but i ...
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Updating position for a list of markers

I am working with Google Maps. Specifically, I am working with http://hpneo.github.io/gmaps for a gps tracker simulation, here I need to update the position on each point. At the gmaps script, ...
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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 ...
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Open Source + Offline Geo Notebook

I am looking for an open source offline software to record points of interest that I might visit at a later date. Let's say I am reading a book about Alaska, I'd like to take notes about interesting ...
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snap GPS points to sidewalks

I have whole bunch of GPS coordinates collected from a device and sometimes they shift around 10m. Is there anyway to filter/modify points and snap them to sidewalks? So far I've written some ...
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How to merge intelligently GPS sensors?

I'm working on an application with a lot of GPS sensors, for each vehicle and person in a scene. I want to show a vehicle and his occupants in the same marker. But I can't get the vehicle occupants ...
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Is there demand for a higher resolution alternative to GPS tracking in the GIS market?

If there was an alternative to GPS that provided higher resolution tracking, what applications would there be for it in GIS? Note that this means higher resolution, but not necessarily higher ...
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How to improve positioning of images taken with GPS and Gyro info?

I'm sort of 'recreating' google street view with MIT right now. We have a car with a camera on top and we're driving at 10mph down a road. As we drive we're shooting pictures at 30fps and each photo ...
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Why do points shift when reprojected from WGS84 to a state plane coordinate? [closed]

We have a Trimble unit we use to collect equipment. We collect the data in WGS84 and differentially correct it and then reproject it to a state plan coordinate system. The points always shift the ...
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GLONASS Satellite Position Prediction using Almanac Data

GLONASS ICD has a section named "Algorithm of calculation of satellite motion parameters using almanac". It gives the formulas in order to calculate the position and velocity of the satellite. ...
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Does the strength of GPS weaken in rural areas?

Does the strength of GPS weaken in rural areas? For example, based on how the satellites work, would the strength in the centre of Australia differ from a populated city in Europe?
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How to find ring of coverage of GPS Satellite on WGS-84 ellipsoid?

Given the following: Time, t The set of IS-200 Ephemeris data, E, of a GPS Satellite corresponding to time t The ECEF position of the GPS satellite, P=(x,y,z), derived from the time and ephemeris, ...
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Photos layer in Openlayers

I have some photos. They have GPS information. I want to add they with a layer like markers to Openlayers map. How can i do? Thank You.
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How to interpolate GPS data correctly?

I'm working on a project that involves using linear interpolation to fit lines to lat/lng points. I'm pretty new at scientific programming related stuff, and I was wondering if people could steer me ...
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How do I group near points with GPS positions?

I'm an IT person so I don't know too much about projections and so on, I hope you can help me. I have made an application for Android that collects a GPS position, so I have the latitude and the ...
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QGIS, SpatiaLite and GPS integration

I have QGIS an, access database and a Haicom gps all connected and running on a windows 8 machine. I want to integrate all 3 items so that while in the field i can enter information into the ...
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Why is GPS a free service?

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is a free service that is owned and operated by the U.S. Government and is always available. When we buy a GPS device, we don't pay a monthly fee or pay a tax for ...
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Combining two separate shapefiles with undefined projections out of Leica

So this is a mess. When the software outputs I have two shapefiles. The projections aren't defined, but I know one is WGS84 and the other is NAD 83. The NAD 83 includes northing easting and ...
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Add waypoints to ArcMap using GPSBabel

I've been trying to add waypoints to Arcmap for some while now. I have a Mac OS X 10.6.8 and have finally found GPSBabel that is compatible with mac. My current problem is to convert the waypoints ...
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Points warped when exporting to shape file (position off in Qgis when imported)

I have just purchased a used Trimble GeoXH and I have done some surveys. I did the differential corrections in Trimble Pathfinder Office 4.10. I have exported the corrected and uncorrected files and ...
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How to calculate GPS coordinates of one location relative another location? [duplicate]

In location “A” I know longitude (lonA) and latitude (latA) (Altitude is 50m). Relative to location A I know the horizontal (p) and vertical (q) distances to location “B” (B’s Altitude is 0m). I want ...
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What is a reasonable time to get a gps fix with 10 meters precision?

I hope I'm asking this at the right part of Stack Exchange. Please bear with me if I'm wrong. I'm developing some gps based applications. The demands I have for precision are not very high, but I ...
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Is it possible to calculate the route when source and destination having same junction using A* algorithm?

I am using A* Algorithm to calculate the shortest path. The route was calculated based on the junction. Shortest route was calculated when there was two or more junction in between source and ...
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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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how to make decent sense from scattered river depth measurements

I sampled river depth at scattered positions and I want to be able to make a map and GIS layers out of it. My problems are: As the river meanders the interpolation I do in scientific packages i,e. ...
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Is there any methodology or technology to post process the Mobile/Tablet GPS data

We have developed an application which is running on android OS for collecting the Lat/Long value of any feature and it runs in any type of android Tablet/Mobile but the problem is that the accuracy ...
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Creating new highway mapping data? Help!

I'm hoping somebody may be able to help or at least point me in the right direction, with a GIS/Mapping query that is a little unusual. I have been tasked at work with looking at how we create a ...
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Applying SBAS corrections properly

The SBAS standard, RTCA-MOPS, contains lots of unclear information. I am trying to implement SBAS corrections by the help of EGNOS SDK which is an open source software by ESA. When I apply long ...
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Not able to convert GPS coordinates received from a software into Latitude and Longitude

I am working on a software which returns GPS coordinates in this format: Lat : '48684499' Lon : '5203474' I can not understand what type of coordinates are these and not able to convert them into ...
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Accuracies of various GNSS systems

I was looking for a comparitive statement of the accuracies achived by various GNSS systems such as QNSS, COMPASS, GLONASS, GPS..etc. however i find only discriptions of only GPS everywhere
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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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How to handle real time GPS data with ArcGIS Javascript API? [closed]

I'm developing a web app using Arcgis Server 9.3.1 and Javascript API I have a database with gps data from several vehicles and I need to display each vehicle real position in a map. I display this ...
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Build a website to track GPS signals [closed]

I need to build a solution that allows me to track cellphones/tablets and display on a visual map. I think there are two parts, one is understanding the general architecture. The other is more ...
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Parsing raw data from GPS tracker

As a side project I've been hacking together a simple tracking system for my wayward dog using a cheap GPS / GPRS tracker. I've successfully got it transmitting data to my server over GPRS but while ...
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SQL procedure(s) to convert GPS traces to an ordered set of junctions in a network

I have three datasets that I have loaded into a geodatabase (spatialite or PostGIS): A set of GPS points collected from individual trips through urban areas. Points have a unique point id, a group ...
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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 to load gps information in my map and track way points?

i am using QGIS 1.8 in ubuntu 12.04 . i am working with ROBOTIC OPERATING SYSTEM(ROS) and QGIS simultaneously . My ROS system is connected to LIDAR(sensors) that will publish gps message so i could ...
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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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Convert Degree Minutes to decimal degrees [duplicate]

I have location points collected from a garmin device stored in an excel sheet in Degree Minutes format --- W00208.172,N1046.977. I am looking for an Excel formula to convert either to Decimal Degrees ...