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

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Difference between Positioning and Localization

I would like to know what are the differences between Positioning and Localization. In most papers they are used interchangeably. Are they the same? Does one come after another? I always thought ...
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Areas where DGPS with post processing (not RTK) is still required

I am wondering in which domains or countries where Differential GPS (DGPS) with post processing (not Real Time Kinematic [RTK]) is still required? It's known that RTK has been rapidly adopted by ...
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How to improve accuracy or extrapolate missing or bad GPS points

Is there an easy to use freeware tool to postprocess my location data, in order to correct 1) location errors (or improve accuracy not based on differential GPS correction) and 2) deal with missing ...
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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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Latitude & Longitude values from Simple Voyage Data Recorder [SVDR]

I am receiving values in the form of 0113.7276,N,10339.0121,E from a Ship Data Recorder. I am not a GIS/ GPS expert and am unable to decipher what do these values mean, because they are out of range ...
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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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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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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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how to join 1second GPS data with dGPS using much shorter time interval?

for one of our measurements we rented a dGPS with a portable "rover". I have now our measurements from our device which also contain data from built-in GPS (1 second sampling rate) + also the dGPS ...
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Android API - how get the car position (fixed to the road)?

All the android.location classes receives best REAL position of the GPS. Is that any way to get from Google navigation API the CAR position x,y - fixed (tighten, interpolated) to the closest road on ...
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GPS tracking and Web mapping?

We are developing a tracking software and we are the stage where we test the reliability of our location stigma on the following web-maps Google Map Nokia HERE Open Street Map (OSM) We observe ...
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Drawing Line on existant Shapefile in Geotools

I have a shapefile that is opened and looks as such: Now I am attempting to draw a line from two points I click on that map; however the code they give for the QuickStart.java example is ...
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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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Mobile, Offline viewer for geographic data

Currently, field crews consumer geographic data via laptop (no internet, no gps). ArcReader. I would like to get them shapefiles (or some derivative of a shapefile) on a mobile platform (smartphone) ...
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Simulating historic GPS data on map [duplicate]

I have some really basic newbie questions. I have following data with me: ESRI Shape files (.shp, .shx, .dbf, .prj, .sbn and .sbx) KML/KMZ files GPS coordinates (~400k) of some cars (~50) tracked ...
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Is it possible to see polyline as route or track data on GPS?

I would like to see polyline on GPS. First, I try to convert polyline to GPX. I uploaded GPX on GPS. SO far, I could not see the line on GPS. First of all,is it possible to see polyline as route or ...
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Best iphone app for collecting gps/GIS data? [closed]

Ima noob. Im trying to find the best app for using my iphone as a gps to collect data on hiking/mnt biking trails e.g. points and tracks. It would be great if i could attach photo(s) and notes to ...
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Best method to find routes from a set of points

I have lines table (postgis enabled database) representing the streets. I have collected few gps points along a route and I would like to match it with the streets in order. Scenario - I am jogging ...
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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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Need a Benchmark GPS Trajectory data-set? Anyone?

I'm looking for a benchmark GPS data set, available for research purposes for free. I've found GeoLife GPS Trajectories dataset from Microsoft Research but I find it a little incomplete. What I need ...
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Dataset required with GPS and accelerometer data

Can anyone please suggest me site or provide me a dataset which has GPS data with accelerometer data as well.I am doing a project where using accelerometer data i am trying to improve the accuracy of ...
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I'm new to GPS, and I had a quick question about clarity.

I'm working on a project for class, and I'm mapping GPS on Google Earth with a KMZ file. I used a handheld GPS 24°6.691'N + 74°27.833'W. How accurate is my coordinates? I know I'm in decimal ...
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Use of RRC(Range Rate Control) in Pseudo Range Correction for satellite

Can anyone tell me the use of RRC in order to calculate the value of PRC(pseudo range correction) in PPK(post processed kinematics)?
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downloading waypoints from Garmin GPSmap 60cx to QGIS2.2. Am I missing a step?

QGIS2.2 64 on W7 64 is failing to download waypoints from Garmin GPSMap 60cx USB port. GPSBabel installed and the GPS Tools dialog is OK: GPS device: “Garmin serial”, Port: ”USB”, Feature type ...
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Mapping Trails with GPS - Hardware Suggestions

I have been hired to map about 100km of XC ski trails. I am super proficient in GIS but have not done any detailed GPS work since college when I worked with some sort of Trimble explorers. This is a ...
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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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Post Processing Algorithm

I am working on project In which I am supposed to make a web app which will be asking users to upload their inputs as "Rinex file" of Rover and Base Station and It will give more precise data after ...
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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. ...
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Convert from gps coordinates to EPSG:32640

I need to convert latitude and longitude witch i get from gps to EPSG:32640 (in C#). What is best and fastest method for that? Thanx
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Trimble Net R9 Base Station Receiver File Structure

We just installed our new GPS Base Station Net R9 receiver that replaced our old 5700 receiver. The old 5700 used Trimble's GPS Base software, which the new Net R9 does not. My first problem that I ...
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50m x 50m grid around the world

I'd like to subdivide the earth into a grid of approx. 50 x 50 m cells (big database, I know). To make it more complicated (and fun), I also need to be able to determine to which cell a given set of ...
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Can we manually select which satellites to use in solution? [closed]

For example, I have used below satellites ID in current solution: ID Signal Strength ______________________ 1 21 22 23 19 12 36 26 20 18 3 29 32 ...
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How should “consumer oriented” geographical applications be called?

I se the term GIS being used for professional applications, while there is a growing interest on applications (online or desktop) that use Web Maps and User-Generated GPS Data so that individuals can ...
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How to convert gps receiver native format to google lat long or XY format

I have received some GPS co-ordinates in the following format like - "17267690N 078279340E".. How to convert the co-ordinates to show it on Google map.
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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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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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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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Add GPS tracks directly to a PostGIS table

Disclaimer: I am a total GIS newb and I have a use case I have not seen elsewhere. Background: I drive country roads looking for old building, cemeteries, school houses, etc and I record the ...
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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 ...