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

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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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Looking for a good solution to have GPS position on KMZ files on Android platform

I'm looking for the best solution / app on the android platform to show my GPS position over a KMZ file, possibly offline. Here is what I've tried to do: Google Earth Android app I downloaded KMLZ ...
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Identify circuits/loops in GPS track data

This question will be naive and uneducated, but I gotta start my research somewhere, so I'll ask for references and pointers... Let's say you have a GPS time series with a set of lat/long coordinates ...
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Why is “Add feature” of the GPS Information tool inactive for some of my PostGIS layers?

Sorry If I rise it again on this forum but I couldn't find any info on limitations/requirements of "GPS Information" tool for QGIS (2.2.0) against data layers. For some layers I'm able to collect ...
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GPS positional, and quality data collection using QGIS

I was wondering if it was possible to record the position along with some of the quality control data in a table when using the GPS information functions to collect some mapping data. I would like to ...
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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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How to know the exact country or province from the longitude and latitude information automatically?

To be more specific, how to find all of point (from 1,000,000 items) located in England, or located in California? I need to process over 1,000,000 items, so a offline and automatic way is needed. ...
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How to match GPS collected data to routes on Google Maps?

I am using Google Maps to implement a GPS Monitoring system of data collected from vehicles. My problem occurs when the points and lines do not match with the route and cut through other streets and ...
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Accessing GPS data with JavaScript in real time

Is it possible to access GPS data in real time on a smartphone with JavaScript (without an android or ios application I mean)? Thanks
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What will happen when Russia shuts down the GPS stations?

Russian officials are seriously talking about shutting down US GPS ground stations within their borders and Deputy Prime Minister of Russia tweeted on the subject. What will happen to the GPS? My ...
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Java script vehicle tracking application

I am using ArcGIS and Server to build n application to track vehicles via tablet GPS in the vehicles. My original plan was to use a feature class to store point location and then display the most ...
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GPS and One-way Streets

I'd like to know how GPS can determine if a street is one-way. Does it detect one-way signs or parked car positions if any?
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Using PROJ.4 library to transform from local coordinate system coordinates to global coordinate system using ground control points?

I have a point cloud whose coordinates are with respect to a local coordinate system. I also have ground control points with GPS values. Can I convert these local coordinates to a global coordinate ...
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Adding tracks to gps with QGIS feature attributes as name

I am attempting to send a vector layer to a garmin gps in QGIS. I am using the GPS Tools extension and have created a new GPX layer. I can add waypoints without any issues, but when I copy features ...
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Pure html based indoor navigation

I would like to locate (position) people inside buildings without forcing them to download a native app. I'm focusing on iOS and Android devices. I therefore thought about wifi triangulation ...
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Adding GPS tracking data from Excel into QGIS

Sorry if this is an easy question! I have added GPS points in QGIS however all of them are the same colour. I want the points to be coloured differently for each individual. How do I do this? Thank ...
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How to find when train nears station? [closed]

I am creating an app for tracking trains. When the train comes near to a railway station the system should identify it. To do that I want to gather GPS coordinates near the station and save them. ...
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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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Convert XY points to a line?

Someone mistakenly saved a GPS track as waypoints and then sent them along to me in a .csv file. They want a line back (shapefile). What's the simplest method to convert this to a line? Available ...
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Taxi fleet simulation - MATSim a useful tool?

I am working on a university project and I would really appreciate some advice: My project consists in modeling the taxi fleet of a major city and investigating if replacing a percentage of the fleet ...
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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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USGS Earthquake GPS Metadata: Buffer Zones & Python

I'm making a python web crawler that gets USGS earthquake GPS data, and I'm wondering how I should process the latitude longitude pairs to see if it falls within a specified radius of a specified GPS ...
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Converting unknown type of coordinates to lat/lon

Our company is using Total Station (Surveying Machine using SOP) to calculate GPS coordinates and its results are something like this Easting: 3250193.00, Northing: 1115573.00, Elevation: 656.00 ...
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What is the format of this Tracker String?

I've got a client, who has plenty of Chinese trackers and he wants to use them in our vehicle tracking portal. He has no idea of the company or the structure of Tracker String. I have little idea ...
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Hand-written coordinates from a Garmin NUVI

I've been asked to map point data that was collected in the field by manually writing down the coordinate from a Garmin NUVI 1490 LMT. They were put into a spreadsheet and sent my way which I was ...
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Garmin conversion track

I have problem when import garmin GPS tracks with software for Android. I found this code: public static int importTracks(String path, Context context) throws ClassNotFoundException, IOException { ...
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How do I export sensor records from a Trimble GeoExplorer to a mapping program?

So I am fairly new with the GIS world and could use a lot of help!! I am currently surveying with a Trimble Geoexplorer 6000 XH What sort of mapping program can I use to export sensor records to ...
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What GPS device do I need for vehicle tracking?

I am a programmer with no connection to Geographic information, except that I work on application which uses google maps. So here is my problem. I need some device, which I will be able to set in a ...
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Link GPS Data Logger to a website

Is there a way of linking GPS data logger to a self made website for tracking purposes? I want to create a tracking website which uses the data from GPS logger and connect to Google maps to show the ...
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Convert GPS to cartesian and scale to a bounding box

I've little knowledge about geographic systems and i'm gonna try to explain my problem the best i can. I've gps coordinates captured from a mobile device WGS84 store in a file, each file stores a ...
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Calculation to convert db data to Lat/Lng degrees

In a database I have the following Lat/Lng data. I wish to convert it to a readable format. 177514245:34726053 => S 32 7.3947, E 115 51.4245 177513828:34726948 => S 32 7.3052, E 115 51.3828 ...
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Automating the production of GPS-compatible map tiles from georeferenced raster maps

I have a set of TIFF maps that I want to load onto Garmin GPS 62s units. The maximum size for each tile on the GPS is 3Mb and less than 1 million pixels. I manually produced one tile, following this ...
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GPS suitability

I was wondering what type of GPS/GNSS receiver should I use for recording and mapping trees in a particular farm (inventorying trees). Will handheld GPS like Garmin do the job? Or should I go for the ...
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Why are 10-bit linear feedback shift registers (LFSR) used in GPS?

The fundamental frequency of the GPS L1 signal is 10.23 MHz, which is related to the fact that the C/A code length is 1023 chips. This number comes from the fact that the codes are produced using ...
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Accuracy vs Precision GPS

I am doing some research on consumer grade GPS accuracy and precision. I took 5 readings for 20 known locations (100 readings). Am I correct in assuming that the standard deviation between the 5 ...
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select by attributes in modelbuilder while using iterate?

I have crated a model that iterates GPX-files from a folder and works through it and gives me a raster as output with pixel values after how many tracks passes through each pixel. This works the way ...
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How does TomTom store trackpoint information on its internal drive?

How does TomTom stores tracks and trackpoints on its internal drive? I maintain an open source computer forensics tool and would like to extract the data from both files and unallocated space. My ...
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How to convert distance into latitude + longitude [duplicate]

I have start point (latitude) I know direction, lets say strictly north, and I want to calculate latitude which is 100 meters above the start point. The same for longitude. I believe there should be ...
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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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how to combine GPS track logs using modelbuilder?

I'm creating a model to import GPS tracks(.GPX files) into ArcMap, this is to create a network of driveable off road vehicle routes. I've manage to do some of the things I'm trying to do, but there ...
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How can I change the coordinate system of gpx-points?

I'm working with qgis, v. 2.0.1. I have some points from a gps device (Garmin) and they already are in the .gpx format. Now I have two problems: First, I can't open the gps-Points with the "gpx-tools" ...
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Why does GPS positioning require four satellites?

I have a question on the GPS positioning algorithm. In all books I've read for 3D positioning we need four satellites, and I don't understand why. We need to calculate three variables: x, y, z. We ...
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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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Finding points that are within a set distance of other points

I have a large point file: several thousand. They are all GPS coordinates, recorded at different times, by different people. Many of them have unique data. So, for example, there will be one ...
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How to capture accurate GPS points using mobile devices?

I'm currently working in Vietnam as a climbing guide, but am putting my GIS skills to use by doing a side project for the company involving the mapping of climbing routes. Along with another employee ...
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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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Why Does Cold Start Take So Long?

I know very little about how GPS works. I noticed that after disabling GPS mode for a few days, even while standing on a street in the city, it can take several minutes for GPS to show my location, ...
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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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Is there a consumer-level handheld GPS that can use standard GIS data as its background layer?

I'm shopping around for a handheld GPS, and from what I'm seeing, none of the big vendors (Garmin, Magellan and Delorme) make a unit that can use, for example, a simple georeferenced TIFF or 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 ...