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

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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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GPS and GIS for real time monitoring of an object

How is it possible to store coordinate of object in server in real time using feasible hardware ( can be used by student) GPS into database and retrived in real time?? What are the names of ...
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GPS - Garmin 60CSX connectivity issue

I have a Garmin 60csx, about 2 years old and I have attempted to connect it to my laptop/ArcView (GPS toolbar) using the Detect GPS Port to no avail. There is no port number being displayed and that ...
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How to change ODK GPS accuracy threshold?

I am using ODK with ONA in XLSForm. As the GPS accuracy default is 5 meters, it automatically accepts it when it reaches 5 meter. Is it possible to change the default accuracy to less than 5 meters ...
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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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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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Locations of Geodetic Survey Benchmarks

Does anyone know where I can find a list of geodetic benchmark locations for Ontario? (If a list even exists that is...) Thanks
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Convert Garmin or iPhone weird GPS Coordinates

I am trying to find a way to convert over 500 locations I have saved in my Garmin iPhone GPS app (iPhone 4S using Garmin StreetPilot v2.7), but I can't find a way to convert these coordinates as they ...
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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> ...
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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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Webservices for GPS (Upload on DB and display it)

i'm doing an application where my users would be able to upload their gps tracks. My idea is to put their tracks on mysql database and display it on appropriate map. Question:How can i do that? My ...
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Why are Garmin provided maps inaccurate?

Collected tracks on my Garmin GPS (Oregon 450) or in BaseCamp seem to be not in the correct position. There's only a little detail with major highways but it looks as though the route is shifted ...
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How do some companies receive GPS data from vehicles if GPS's can't send any data?

I know that some companies offer tracking services for vehicles such as live GPS tracking they can access any time, but as you can't use the GPS protocol to send any data i wonder how the do it... I ...
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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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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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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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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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What class/types of smartphone chipsets support GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS AND have extended kalman filtering?

I've been testing several Android phones (all running Android 4+) Sony Xperia T, Moto G, Nexus and HTC 1 which are all giving decent tracks (all of which use GPS/GLONASS) However we are also using ...
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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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Vehicle tracking by QGIS

I need to do routing for a vehicle. A map with detailed turn-by-turn driving directions should be generated. For example, it should be like car race game in which the map with vehicle tracking is ...
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Where would a perfectly vertical vertical tunnel through the earth come out?

I am a programmer. I have a point P1 (lat,lon) given by GPS (WGS84) and I want to know the location of a point P2 if I make a straight line from P1 to the other side of the earth. I have read some ...
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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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Transformation from WGS1984 to ITRF2008

We are using Projected Coordinate System: Ain_el_Abd_UTM_Zone_39N (Transverse_Mercator) in our GPS Devices and have valuable Coordinate data. Can I change the projection of this data this to WGS 1984 ...
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Where to license non-automotive POIs for France, Spain and Portugal?

qualified POIs are needed for a commercial project - should cover broad out-of-car usecases (not needed: parking, gas stations). Could be commercially licensable data or derived from national geodata ...
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How can I find GPS coordinates of the geographic center of US counties?

How can I find a list of the GPS coordinates of the geographic center of each US county?
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Finding all ways that are partly within a bounding box

I'm trying to write a query that will return all OSM ways which are contained within a bounding box of min/max gps coordinates. I get these cooridinates from the greater london bounding box on ...
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How can I transfer waypoints and tracks from Base Camp into QGIS2.6?

I'm working on transferring all my field data from Garmin Base Camp onto QGIS. This is an attempt to overcome the learning curve from basic trail GPS mapping programs to the real thing. I'd like to ...
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Coordinate display in Terrasync

I'm using Terrasync on a Trimble GeoXH 6000 - set for WGS 84 and UTM. It acquires satellites fine, but instead of displaying my current location in UTMS, the skyplot screen shows "12RVU" and then a ...
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How is Precise Point Positioning (PPP) exactly done?

I am looking for a positioning accuracy that is higher than normal consumer-grade GNSS receiver (mostly GPS/GLONASS hybrids with +- 5m precision). I came across RTK with dual receiver setup (base ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Linking up GPS points taken from rail network

Bit of a newbie here, trying to work out whether any PostGIS functions can help with my task. Apologies in advance if my use of GIS terminology is not up to scratch yet. I have a large database of ...
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How to Deal with Overlapping Coordinates in Statistical Analysis

I decided to make an archaeological map about certain tombs distributed in the area of Crete and make some statistical analyses using the spatial statistical tools of GIS. Specifically, I'll be ...
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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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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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Pathfinder Differential Correction: “Use reference position from” who?

How do you choose either "base files" or "base provider"?
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How to find the Shortest Path between two coordinates points using pgrouting A-Star?

In PostGIS I have two tables: an osm road network and a table that contains the start and end coordinate points of each path (i.e. userid, start_x1, start_y1, end_x2, end_y2). I would like to know: 1) ...
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interfacing multiple gps

I am trying to interface NMEA output of multiple GPS units transmitting wirelessly to a single PC, each GPS position can then be shown on georefance map of that area. My question 1.) How to ...
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Snap Polygon vertices to Point features

I have a set of polygons drawn using an inaccurate GPS PDA. these polygons are sharing nodes. after post-processing GPS data to get accurate coordinates i have a set of all the nodes, then i have to ...
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How to convert Garmin Waypoints to Google Mercator?

I have georef some topocards with QGIS and the Google Hybrid Layer. So, this cards are connected with the Google Mercator System. Now I have some waypoints taken with Garmin GPSmap62 (in WGS84). ...
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Finding intermediate points and speed over a segment

I have a dataset which is in the form of ( Time , Car ID, Speed at that moment, Lat,Long) and I need to do some machine learning on the data to answer the following questions : Best route from ...
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GIS Equipment for 911 Call Center [closed]

I am the GIS administrator for a 911 call center. Currently we use ArcGIS for our mapping, and my director recently told me that I have a budget every year to purchase GIS/GPS equipment or training. I ...
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GPS Live tracking with qgis android

I have a Tablet 10.1 notes on which I installed QGIS Android (v. 2.8) and a Garmin GPS 62 stc. So I tried to do the "live GPS tracking" by connecting through the USB cable the GPS to Tablet. Next, ...
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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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Topology Editing using ArcView (now called Basic) license level of ArcGIS Desktop?

I am building a geodatabase from data collected on a GPS handheld in the field. The GPS device collects decently accurate information but I need to make sure all the polygons, lines, and points are ...
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How to find if two gps tracks were from the same trip?

Given I have gps tracks from many users running or hiking, how can I find out who were running together? In other words, which algorithms are there to find out who were in the same party? Haven't ...
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Bind GNSS receiver with android app over bluetooth

I'm looking to integrate a GNSS receiver with a Smartphone app. I've found only GNSS receivers that are meant to communicate only with their mobile interface, they don't provide any documentation for ...