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

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Mobile Data collection options

What COTS software is available to do mobile data collection, with GPS positioning. Map display not required. I'm looking across the board (platform wise). I'm already aware of... RhinoSpect ...
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Issue with a Leica RX1200

Just got handed a Leica RX1200 unit (which I'm not familiar with). When I turn it on it opens up the window/select program screen and almost immediately switches to a perpetual hourglass icon. ...
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How does distanceTo use accuracy in android.location.Location

I would like to know how exactly accuracy will be used in getting to know the distance with the build in function distanceTo(Location location). I have read everything in ...
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Is there an industry-standard official mapping of Galileo satellites to global "PRN”/ID values?

In the U.S. GPS system, satellites are identified by the PRN number broadcast by each satellite. This ID is usually visible on most GPS receiver platforms that provide access to individual GPS ...
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Android devices and apps with support for Galileo positioning

While the European's Galileo positioning system is only expected to be fully deployed by 2020, the first positioning made using already deployed Galileo satellites was made back in 2013. Also, ...
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What is a good, small GPS data logger that stores accuracy information? [on hold]

I'm looking for a small GPS data logger for geotagging photos, and I've had trouble finding one that meets my requirements: Small, key-fob size would be ideal. It should also store its tracks on ...
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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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Satellites needed to receive proper 1pps signal

So I have read that you need 4 satellites to be able to get a proper position from your GPS. But how many do you need if you are only interested in the 1pps signal from them? And what effects play a ...
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Compass Navigation With ArcGIS SDK for iOS

There's a sample provided by esri named GpsSample (I can't find a way to upload it here) Anyway, the sample includes multiple selections for mapview's locationDisplay autoPanMode property I'm trying ...
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Twitter live feed on ArcGIS desktop [duplicate]

I am a complete beginner with ArcGIS and I have been looking for a way to live feed tweets to ArcGIS desktop. A quick google search brings this blogpost up from 2009: ...
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What is the standard method of finding satellite positions in between the 15 minute intervals in an SP3 file?

SP3 files provide satellite positions for every 15 minutes. How would you find the satellite position at a time between two logged positions, i.e. 7 minutes after the last logged position? I can ...
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Trouble Converting from a shp. to gpx file and up loading to GPS

Currently I have a series of random points within a shapefile that I would like to upload to my GPS. Every time I try to upload the points via "Save file" it come up with an error message (posted ...
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writeOGR R and add an icon symbol [closed]

I am wondering if there is a way to add an icon symbol to the R code I am using to export data in GPX format. In the navigation program I import the GPX file into all of the of coordinates are ...
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How to evaluate performance of GPS/GNSS unit

I need to integrate some sort of satellite-based positioning for a mobile robot project. I am at the very beginning - I got 2 u-blox GNSS evaluation boards (these NEO-M8Ts) - I chose an integrated ...
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Field Equipment: Geneq SXBlue II with iPad and ArcGIS Collector app

My company just recently purchased a Geneq SXBlue II GNSS receiver to be pair with an iPad and the Collector for ArcGIS app. I have heard great things about the submeter accuracy of the unit; ...
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Proper handling in PostgreSQL/PostGIS only after many queries?

I am trying to analyze GPS data of a parade on a fixed route with a certain variance due to the urban surrounding (canyoning). I'd like to project the GPS waypoints to the nearest points on the route ...
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Key difference between NAVIC Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) and American Global Positioning System (GPS)? [closed]

What's the key difference between NAVIC The Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (IRNSS) and American GPS system? Radio Frequency Accuracy guaranteed Modulation Area Covered Engineering ...
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How to use OpenLayers Geolocate with the OpenGeo Suite Client SDK?

I’d like to have GPS functionality added to my OpenGeo Suite Client SDK application. From what I understand it should be possible to use the Geolocate control from OpenLayers. Preferably there ...
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Calculating length (in meters) of GPS track? ArcGIS 10.3.1

I'm trying to calculate the length of a GPS track in ArcGIS 10.3.1. What I've done so far is: Converted track using the "Points to Line" tool Opened attribute table Made new "Length" column Opened ...
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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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iPhone app to record 3D location information

Does anyone know of an app that would run on an iPhone or iTouch that would record the X,Y and Z information from an external GPS? I am using a Dual XGPS150 Bluetooth receiver. The GPS will record ...
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how to show gps laltitude/longitude in input in android application (webview)

i devellop an android application with , jiquery mobile 1.9, cordova 2.4 ....., i want to display the coordonnate of gps (lot,lat) in input like in the pictures,i'm tired with this code but it cant ...
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Adding sequential codes to GPS waypoints

When using a GPS (a Garmin GPSmap 62 -- but our team has other similar equipment), when I want to add a new waypoint, the system displays a default number for it (e.g. 202). If I add the 202, the next ...
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Store GPS trace with timestamps, then interpolate location by time

I'd like to: Load a 1-second interval GPS trace (not GPX) into PostGIS Then query the table at sub-second accuracy (about 5Hz), and get PostGIS to interpolate the location by time. Is this ...
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GPS Coordinates to WKID 102100

I'm currently creating a project for ios and I'm using the latest ArcGIS IOS api. I have a mapView that is using the spatial reference skid 102100 and i am receiving lat long coordinates from an ...
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What is the difference $GPRMC and $GPRMCA?

What is the difference between $GPRMC and $GPRMCA strings? I can find online documentation about $GPRMC strings, however I have a device that sends $GPRMCA strings. ...
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GPS data validation

I was wondering if Fix quality data from GPGGA, can be substituted to Validity field in GPRMC? In my application I have to use only GPRMC, but I don't really know if it sets validity only if Fix ...
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What are the major differences between GPS, GLONASS and Galileo?

What are the major differences between GPS, GLONASS, COMPASS and Galileo?
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Which tools integrate Leica zeno 5 gps handhelds into ArcGIS?

What other software can I use with my Zeno 5 gps handheld device from Leica geosystems except the one they offer that integrates with ArcGIS desktop? They suggested the 'Zeno office' and the 'Zeno ...
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Matching GPS tracks

I'm looking for a proper way to process multiple GPS tracks (so time ordered list of lat/lon points) and match/classify that segments, that are covered by multiple tracks: So it's not about ...
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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 ...
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Microsoft Surface vs. iPad for mapping

I was recently introduced to the Avenza PDF app for iPad and I've been using it in the company I work for to help our field crews find their way around, and record waypoints and tracks. The app takes ...
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qgis v2.10.1-Pisa live tracking with gps save track as shapefile

I am using qgis with gps information and a usb gps. within gps information > options > digitizing I have checked the box for "Automatically save added feature" and Track > "Automatically add points". ...
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Reaching cm (inch) level elevation precision using drones

A road construction firm needs altitude data of road path before and after the construction and the error should be less than 3 cm (2 inch). Normally, they put a ground station and workers manually ...
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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 ...
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Open layers 3, map.on('moveend',..): Differentiate between user interaction and map.setCenter() calling

I am implementing OL for a GIS application and want to add a 20 seconds timeout when the user scrolled the map, after which the GPS auto track function should resume. For that I am utilizing the ...
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How to make work tablet integrated GNSS (GPS) on Windows 8 with QGIS?

I have tablet - Dell latitude 10, running Windows 8, with integrated Broadcom GNSS Receiver BCM47511 (GPS,Glonass...). Because it is integrated GPS and Windows 8, there is the "new" way of providing ...
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Calculating radius of curvature and banking angle when set of lat, long and elevation are given?

I have set of lat,long and elevation values with me. Can you help me find the Radius of curve and banking angle. Formulae may be provided as an answer.
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How can I get my GPS track data into a graphics program?

I'm using a Garmin Edge 705 bike GPS/computer unit, which produces .gpx files. I can use the standard software it comes with to plot on Google Maps etc, but I'd like to be able to output just a vector ...
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What are some automated techniques for cleaning bad data from a GPS track log?

I have been having some problems with "bad trackpoints" in the track logs I've been creating, especially in bad signal conditions. In some cases these obviously jump miles away from the true ...
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Trimble Access vs. TerraFlex: Which is simpler for creating data entry forms? [closed]

I am working on an archaeological project and need to create forms for users in the field to use and take photos. I am renting a Trimble GNSS unit and can get Trimble Access for free with the unit, or ...
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Seeking GPS device for vehicle tracking?

I am a programmer with no connection to Geographic information, except that I work on application which uses Google Maps. I need some device, which I will be able to set in a vehicle in order to keep ...
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Panasonic toughbook FZ-G1 gps troubleshooting

Not long ago, I purchased the "optional" GPS module for my FZ-G1 toughbook hoping that it would be an easy install. It may be that the GPS module came defective or there are more subtle steps to the ...
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Why don't they use cell towers like GPS satellites?

If my understanding is correct, a GPS satellite produces a pretty simple signal which is basically composed of its location and its time. Given 4 of these signals, then one can uniquely solve for the ...
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Advanced android app for mapping and GPS logging?

I am looking for an android app able to log GPS data like coordinates, altitude, current speed and would be nice if also the GPS accuracy/number of satellites. Many GPS apps are able to display these ...
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How can I match Geolife traces using TrackMatching or similar tools?

I am working on route prediction and I decide to use realistic trace of moving object, I have choose geolife dataset it is composed of 278 users and every user has its trips presented in GPS or GPX I ...
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Manually reducing the number of available satellites per epoch in a RINEX observation file

As part of my research I will need to test some GNSS positioning algorithms using only four satellites. To ensure this I've edited a RINEX observation file manually and for every epoch I have only ...
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Trying to find the manual for a Sokkia GIR1000

I'm trying to track down a manual for a Sokkia GIR1000. My department has one but over the years the manual seems to have disappeared. Does anyone have one or know where I can get one?
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How to determine the closest feature to my points?

I am doing a research on transportation for motorcycles. For each trips, I have the origin points and the final destination coordinate points. I also have another landuse layer with my points of ...
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How does a GPS/GSM/GPRS Tracker work without a monthly fee?

GPS newbie here. Looking at this product: http://dx.com/p/gps-gsm-gprs-tracker-for-personal-remote-positioning-29284 How does a GPS tracker work without a monthly plan?