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

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Bluetooth GPS to Smart Phone

Has anyone had any luck intergrating a GPS unit with your Smartphone? Looking to gain sub 5m accuracy. Ideally would like the phone to just use the better gps reciever when it is connected. This ...
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Proper work flow to move manholes and pipes to surveyed location

I would like to know how to accomplish the following task using QGIS. I have an existing point shapefile representing sanitary sewer manholes and an existing polyline shapefile representing sanitary ...
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Mobile location determination

I was wondering how Google Maps on my Android phone can locate me with a good accuracy when my GPS is disabled. At first I though it was with the cell tower but I'm not sure it can achieve this ...
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Is there a good GPS track analysis library?

I keep writing custom code to work with GPS tracks: GPX files and NMEA logs from my phone, dedicated GPS logger, etc. I feel like I'm reinventing the wheel and am wondering if there's some standard ...
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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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Holux GPS logger .itm fileformat

I'm looking for a spec sheet or a library to open and decompress .itm files from the Holux GPS logger. Has anyone worked with the proprietary .itm format already and can provide me with some usefull ...
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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 ...
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Tablet or smart phone GPS vs “real” GPS

I've been reading a lot today about android and iphone devices being used for spatial data collection in the field and it sure seems to be that single purpose devices such as the extremely popular ...
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Why is getting a GPS fix so slow?

I understand the basic concepts of GPS positioning system and the use of trilateration but I don't understand why it takes so much time to get a fix. On commercial GPS like TomTom it usually takes ...
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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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Calculating ECEF X, Y, and Z velocities between 2 points on Earth [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I calculate ECEF X,Y,Z velocities for GPS if I have no satellites This is my third attempt at explaining what I'm trying to do. If I have two ECEF X, Y, Z ...
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How do I calculate ECEF X,Y,Z velocities for GPS if I have no satellites

I'm attempting to simulate a GPS message where know variables are starting location, ending location, speed (m/s), and a bearing (0 - 359 degrees). How can I calculate the ECEF X, Y, Z velocities ...
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Calculate XYZ velocities between 2 ECEF points [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I calculate ECEF X,Y,Z velocities for GPS if I have no satellites If I have a starting location (Latitude/Longitude), a bearing (degrees), and a speed (m/s), how ...
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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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Analysis of GPS error

I'm wondering if there have been any studies which attempt to analyze or characterize GPS error distribution over different situations/conditions (e.g. surrounded by tall buildings/mountains, ...
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Sensitivity of Garmin eTrex 30

I have a very good experience with Garmin eTrex Legend HCx - here and here they write that HCx has a very sensitive chip, that works in forest, deep valleys and in cities - and I can only confirm - ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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GPS Elephant Tracking: Utilizing A-GPS, WAAS, DGPS and Understanding HDOP, NSAT, and ZDA

*I'm using a GPS data logger (qstarz bt-q1000xt) to track the movement of zoo elephants, and I have a variety of technical questions. I've had limited success receiving answers from the vendor. You ...
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Using OpenLayers (with OpenStreetMaps) and PostGis for rendering data acquired from GPS tracking device?

I'm researching and planing to acquire data from GPS device and store them in postGIS database, then use geodjango to process/work them out and finally chart them on a map with OpenLayers. Will these ...
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How to configure various client applications to display AVL data?

Given x number of GPS units transmitting NMEA formatted strings back to a server (xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:xxxxx) is there a way to listen in on the traffic and parse NMEA formatted strings for display on a ...
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Overview of GPS tracking system technologies

Background: I've been asked by a friend to estimate the cost of setting up a GPS tracking system for a small fleet of buses, so we can do real time reporting of bus locations via a webmap. In my ...
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Connecting GPS to ArcGIS via USB

Is there a way to connect a GPS to ArcGIS via USB? At the moment the GPS extension only appears to support comm port connections. It would be good to know if a USB connection can be made, then perhaps ...
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Differentially correct GPX file

Is there any way to differentially correct a GPX file using free or open-source tools? Does a GPX file contain the necessary information for differential correction (I can put the timestamp in it ...
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Go to X,Y dialog box

If someone gave you a x,y coordinate numbers he/she got from. I put the numbers in the X,Y events on my ArcMap and they are in Meters numbers. We entered the number into the x,y dialog box. The ...
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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 ...
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What algorithm should I use to remove outliers in trace data?

I have GPX traces and want to remove outlying observations. There are some route points that are impossible because it would require acceleration that the vehicle can not achieve. Are there good ...
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What GPS unit can I use to track myself all day for a 10 day trip? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Logging GPS and Accelerometer Data - Device Suggestion? I will be visiting China this October as part of a field studies course and I want to be able to take the ...
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Is there a time limit on post-processing GPS data with Pathfinder Office?

Do I need to post process my GPS data within a certain amount of time after collection? Do the services that provide the correction data to Pathfinder Office only make that data available for a ...
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GPS post processing - Differential Correction

I have a large set of collected GPS points that I'm pulling into Arcgis from SQL and creating an xy event layer to then map them. The fields for the points are as follows: recorded, lat, long, ...
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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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how to calculate RMS 2D and RMS 1D, using python?

I would like to calculate: RMS 2D: standard deviation for the two coordinates of flat (67% confidence level) and RMS 1D: standard deviation for height (67% confidence level) What is the formula and ...
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How to batch convert Garmin GDB to GPX?

I need to convert a lot of garmin GDB files to GPX in order to convert it to another vector format. Is there any tools available can do a batch convert from garmin GDB files to GPX? Using MapSource ...
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Programs to log NMEA on Nomad 900?

I am interested in logging NMEA data on a Trimble Nomad 900. Unfortunately the SatViewer records a maximum of 64,000 characters, too little for my application. I don't want to have to purchase ...
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Is there open source GPS post-processing software? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Post Processing GPS Data with open source software Here at the office we have a couple of 15-year-old Trimble 4700 and 4800 units but now we don't have the software to ...
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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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What is the difference between triangulation and trilateration?

Looking around I noticed that many people exchange the terms (tringlulation and trilateration) for the same sense. What's, actually, the correct sense of Triangulation and what are the differences ...
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How to get an elevation profile for a gps track?

I'd like to get a reasonably accurate elevation profile for a track recorded with a GPS (which often has very unreliable altitude data and occasionally none at all, depending on the model.) Does ...
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Looking for a website to produce a file using UTM or LL or LL to UTM or general

Is there a website that allow me to upload my GPS file from UTM to lat and long to produce a new output file ? I am looking for one to run a batch a list of UTM or LL to converstion them in either ...
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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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How to filter wrong GPS readings?

I have absolutely no experience with GIS, it just so happens that one of the hobby projects I am doing at the local hackerspace includes tracking a model boat with a GPS... I hope this is the right ...
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Device for Logging GPS and Accelerometer Data?

I am looking for a device that can track my location (lat,long) and speed all day long. Perhaps, I need GPS and accelerometer data bundled together. What I want to do is to log my daily activities. I ...
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How to calculate Bearing between two GPS points

The following returns 150 degrees using C# converted from JavaScript Bearing formulas, but Google earth returns 210 degrees for the same values. The broken code is GetBearing() but I've also included ...
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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 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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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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Draw a skyplot with calculated ECEF values (in meters)

I have ECEF values that I calculated from ephemeris subframes 2/3. Using this information, I'd like to place these values on a skyplot based on my current location. I'm using a C# picture box for my ...
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Example of a Dynamic Map Service that frequently changes?

A requirement of our web application is to automatically refresh a particular dynamic map service on a timer. Requirement relates to a client who has a dynamic MS that consistently gets updates ...
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Looking for software to interface GPS data with PC

I have GPS Unit from Garmin (GPS 18xPC). I'm looking for software I can install on my PC that will allow me to interface with the data I collect on my GPS unit. Any help will be great
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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. ...