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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

3
votes
1answer
192 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
103 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
505 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

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
3
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
132 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
478 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
243 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
354 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
361 views

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. ...
3
votes
1answer
79 views

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. ...
3
votes
1answer
81 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
242 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
338 views

Automatically panning the map in ArcGIS when using the Time slider

I have a point dataset with time-stamps at 1 minute intervals showing a driving route. I have enabled the Time properties of the layer and I am able to use the Time slider to see the points move ...
3
votes
1answer
4k views

Replace Navteq maps by a free one in a car built-in GPS

My car (Opel Zafira) have a built-in GPS with Navteq maps (SD 900 NAVI). I wonder if it would be possible to update or upgrade the maps to an open source / free maps (like OSM). Or is it possible ...
3
votes
1answer
403 views

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 ...
3
votes
1answer
427 views

QGIS: plotting real time lat/lon GPS input on a different projection

I'm trying to plot realtime GPS over a satellite image in QGIS 1.8. The GPS data is coming in as NMEA lat/lon from a Garmin Etrex. This works when the image is in WGS84 lat/lon projection and ...
3
votes
1answer
304 views

Join GPS points obtained from .GPX file in Python Console

Having loaded the .gpx file into a new layer from python console, I'm unable to access the gps points in the attributes table. Essentially, i'm unable to join these points to form a polygon ...
3
votes
1answer
329 views

Access Trimble GPS on ArcGIS Engine App

I have a Trimble Yuma tablet running Windows 7. I need to build an application that allows viewing of points on a map and editing of a geodatabase (feature layers and tables). I'm hoping to use ...
3
votes
1answer
381 views

How to overlay map onto a corner of an image, using that image's GPS exif data?

I have several hundred JPG images taken during a time lapse of a drive, with each image containing embedded GPS information. Is there an OS X friendly workflow that can allow me to: create a ...
3
votes
2answers
604 views

Classification of GPS trajectory

I need a detailed description of a GPS trajectories. I don't need to know what a GPS trajectory is, I already know it. Exactly I need a paper (better if scientific cut) that talk about different type ...
3
votes
1answer
445 views

How to export offsets from Trimble Rangefinder?

I already asked this question at http://www.rpls.com/forums/viewtopic/8/1276880, but didn't get any answer so far. Maybe here someone can help... I have a question about the use of Trimble Products. ...
3
votes
1answer
549 views

Can an htm file be imported into Trimble's Data Dictionary Editor?

We've received several data dictionary files from other entities and they all are in *.htm format. We were hoping to not reinvent the wheel, as these are massive data dictionaries, so does anyone know ...
3
votes
0answers
35 views

Uploading Shapefiles to Garmin?

I am trying to upload shapefile polygons onto my Garmin 60Cx GPS. I use the Trace tool and load shapefiles via Minnesota DNR's application. There are almost always gaps in the shapefile on the GPS, ...
3
votes
0answers
71 views

GPS points displaying in the wrong place [closed]

I'm trying to help a student by importing an excel table of Lats and Longs into Arcmap, but they are displaying in the wrong location - I am also a bit suspicious of the coordinates. I imported the ...
3
votes
0answers
200 views

Using R to map matching GPS data? [closed]

I have many vehicles GPS data points, which consist of "timestamp, longitude, latitude, fuel consumption and distance" and the data is OSM(open street map) based. I want to match the data points to ...
3
votes
0answers
179 views

Import GPS SINEX (for velocity analysis) into Sarscape or processing with others software

I try to import GPS snx. into Sarscape 5.2 (use GPS Import tool) and getting error 115) ) gps_type : [sinex] 116) ) generate_kml : [OK] 117) ) generate_shape : [OK] 118) ) ...
3
votes
0answers
126 views

How to measure RTK accuracy of a moving vehicle?

I am currently working with tractors using a RTK enhanced automated steering system. One of the biggest problems is that even RTK can have a inaccuracy of 2cm. This can be too much for some possible ...
3
votes
0answers
3k views

Translating hdop, pdop and vdop to metric accuracy from given NMEA strings

How can I translate dilution of precision to a metric unit? For example: say I got 1.2 in hdop from NMEA sentence of my GPS receiver, in what should I multiply to get a metric accuracy? Just like the ...
3
votes
0answers
211 views

How to determine and send alert SMS for next bus stop in a GPS tracking system?

In my gps tracking system (PHP/MySql) I have got 5 Stops for a vehicle. Whenever the bus reaches stop 1, the passengers at stop 2 should get an SMS alert. And in the same way for the sops followed ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
64 views

what criteria should I consider in buying a pocket GPS

It's my first time making this kind of choices, and I really don't know how to go with a choice or another. I basically know that it should have good durability , a good battery life and good ...
3
votes
0answers
169 views

Ways to measure similarities/congruence of tracks (point features) in ArcGIS

I have a sets of GPS coordinates recorded while tracking different cross country runners. What I would like to do is to compare how similar the tracks of the individual runners are. Is there a test ...
3
votes
0answers
145 views

How can a GPS receiver know the estimated error?

I would like to plot a circle of possible error on the map in a GPS app. From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dilution_of_precision_(GPS), we can see that GDOP is equal to "delta of output location" ...
3
votes
0answers
405 views

QGIS: GPS Tracking with improved Altitude

I am preparing for archeological fieldwork in Sudan. I recently came up with RTK equipment and software using RTKlib to export the real time corrected data (cm level) to QGIS via a simulated NMEA ...
3
votes
0answers
194 views

Are there any known problems using GPS connection in Android version of QGIS? [closed]

I install QGIS both my netbook (windows win7 starter) and My tablet (android 4.0). I can used GPS option in windows version and I can save location points from GPS. However, I could not manage same ...
3
votes
0answers
417 views

Are there any shapefile-based GPS data recorders?

I am looking for a data recorder that can be programmed to send a serial data request to a field computer and then accept and record an incoming data string and tie it to GPS location and then save ...
3
votes
0answers
909 views

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 ...
3
votes
0answers
540 views

How to read a .GPB file in C#?

I have a .GPB file, I need to extract the common GPS data from it but I don't find a clear structure that specify the contents of that file. as a sample record from file 00000260 02 11 A9 61 E7 96 ...
3
votes
1answer
394 views

What is the DNSC08 Mean sea surface model ellipsoid based on?

Does anyone know what Danish Space centre DNSC08 mean sea surface model uses as the reference ellipsoid? there is no meta data on the web site: ...
2
votes
2answers
4k views

PostGIS convert geography(Point,4326) to GPS

I got a database with a column of type geography(Point,4326), the data contained looks like 0101000020E610000092E057F66EF73140930035B56CBD4840. How can I convert it to GPS coordinates?
2
votes
3answers
263 views

How to upload and download to gps

Do you have a step by step guide on how to upload/download points/wayponts and polylines/routes from a gps? Regards Christo
2
votes
3answers
3k views

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 ...
2
votes
3answers
86 views

Why does GPS not give any info before it has a fix?

All GPS devices tell me how much positioning error there is in the fix (e.g. 12 meters). Then why does it not tell me anything before it has a very accurate fix? When a device is looking for its ...
2
votes
2answers
415 views

In hyperbola model of how GPS equations are solved, why do 3 satellites give only 2 hyperboloids and 4 satellites only 3?

The Hyperbola depiction of how the GPS equations are solved: From several psuedoranges measured at the same time, we can calculate the (absolute) difference in the distances between us and these GPS ...
2
votes
1answer
968 views

What happened to Live GPS Tracking in 1.8.0-Lisboa?

Dang, I was just getting used to Live GPS Tracking in 1.7.4-Wroclaw. I downloaded the new version 1.8.0-Lisboa on another computer. The Live GPS Tracking thing was in the View pull-down menu in ...
2
votes
2answers
70 views

Quantitative vs Qualitative heatmap

I'm having a debate with a colleague of mine over whether generated heat maps are quantitative or qualitative in nature. The underlying data source is GPS points. The GPS devices that we use are ...
2
votes
4answers
99 views

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 ...
2
votes
2answers
398 views

Several questions about using spatial data?

If you have spatial data for SQL server, can you use the spatial data (both geometry and geography) in another application for instance ESRI ArcGIS? Is spatial data a standard that every GIS ...