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

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What does 'Course Made Good' in NEMA string mean?

I was looking at some GPS data that a client sent me. It has lines like this: $GPRMC,183123,A,1725.4170,N,07825.4779,E,37.80,297,161214,, I was looking at http://aprs.gids.nl/nmea/#rmc, which says ...
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Terrasync COM Port Unavailable

I have a Trimble GeoExplorer Series GeoXM that runs Windows PocketPC version 4.2 (Built March 15 2004 for a bit more resolution there). Lately when the unit has been out on a job it will periodically ...
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How to interpolate GPS data correctly?

I'm working on a project that involves using linear interpolation to fit lines to lat/lng points. I'm pretty new at scientific programming related stuff, and I was wondering if people could steer me ...
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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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Wildlife surveys using tablet and GPS, import/export to/from ArcMap

I've found some info about this on a previous post (Advanced android app for mapping and GPS logging), but it didn't provide enough info, I'm hoping some other tech experts can help! I have a tablet ...
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Looking for a mobile app for a field campaign with specific spec

In the frame of an international project in agriculture monitoring, I have to propose a mobile app that will be used as a reference for field working. The minimum requirements of such an application ...
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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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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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How to create a polyline-based “heatmap” from GPS tracks?

This winter I am planning to track my downhill skiing/snowboarding using a GPS. Most of my riding will occur at the same resort. I would like to be able to create a sort of "heatmap" that shows the ...
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Simple app for generating polygons - offline solution [duplicate]

As the title says, but capable of importing raster, and exporting the vector to a compatible format to QGIS. The vector-layer needs attribtutes as well and has to be GPS-orientated. IOS or Android. ...
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Use of satellite-based augmentation outside of base station coverage

In certain locations GPS units can recieve an SBAS correction signal (WAAS, EGNOS etc) but are outside the coverage area of a base station. For example, EGNOS signals can theoretically be recieved in ...
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About Timestamp in Geotagging

I'm on my reasearch for GPS and sensors integration. I've just wondered that to integrate between GPS and camera you need time offset synchronize which called as a timestamp. But how does software ...
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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 average GPS tracks?

I have GPS data - point cloud in a shapefile. Now I want to average this data and get on output a single GPS track. Here I found images but can't find algorithm. Maybe gdal or postgis can do it? Any ...
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How do I accurately measure a gps track over a long distance?

I am measuring the length of the Continental Divide Trail that goes from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. I have a .gpx file of the entire route in NAD83 with tracks about every 50 meters. ...
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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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Anyone know an iOS data collection app that exports raw GNSS data for differential correction?

I am pretty sure the answer to this is "No", but throwing this question out there in case someone knows of something I haven't stumbled across yet. I am seeing less expensive GNSS units show up on ...
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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 ...
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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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QGIS GPS Information Menu Automatically Add Points

We are using a Surface Pro 3 with Windows 8.1 64bit, Bluetooth GPS, and QGIS (2.4 standalone download). We have opened a new QGIS project and are able to connect to the GPS unit within the GPS ...
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Android Tablet KML/KMZ App for polygons w/offline & GPS capabilities?

I am looking for an Android app which allows me to view and query polygons stored in KML and/or KMZ with a GPS point representing my location and offline capabilities. My KMZ files are being output ...
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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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Create “mean” line from multiple lines using QGIS

I have multiple lines features (also have them in multipoints...) representing similar path (mountain trails, in this case) with various GPS precision, resulting in many lines close to each other, but ...
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Calculate geographic position based on azimuth, distance and height [duplicate]

How to calculate the geographic position of an object in sky (Point B)(like an aircraft) from Home Point (Point A) based on only four variables: Lattitude and Longitude at Home Point, Azimuth at ...
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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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How to build a geographic database of GPS logs?

On our aerial wildlife surveys we typically generate dozens of GPX files, and usually convert most of them into shapefiles for display in a GIS application. GPX files are a terrific way of keeping all ...
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Where can I find documentation on the NMEA sentences supported by the Garmin GLO?

I just picked up a Garmin GLO Bluetooth GPS device. Does anyone know where I can find documentation of the NMEA sentences it outputs?
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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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Cheapest centimeter accurate satellite positioning (GNSS/GPS)

I am looking for a cheapest possible GNSS/GPS setup with a centimeter precision without much HW hacking. I am not able to produce my PCB or do any soldering (though I would do that if there is no ...
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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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Base station for RTK-GPS using RTKLib

First of all I would like to say that I am new to gis-se and as such I will try to comply as much as I can to your policy. That said I am actually doing a little project which as the title says ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Using android phone to plot GPS points?

I was wondering if I could use my android phone (HTC Wildfire) to plot gps points and export these into GIS software (I have QGIS and MapInfo). Thanks, Alan
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Finding Last Samsung S4 with Lat/Long Coordinates

I lost my Verizon provider Samsung S4 phone while running on a narrow trail surrounded by brush. The phone no longer has power. Using Google Location History I obtained that Latitude and Longitude ...
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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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postgis st_makeline, points with rounded time

I have seen a number of example SQL statements that take gps points, order them by time, them use ST_MakeLine to make a Linestring. I think my trouble comes from that fact that my times are rounded 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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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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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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Import Trimble Data without Pathfinder

I don't have Pathfinder on my computer. I need to pull data off of my Trimble unit (Geoexplorer 6000 series) and save it on an external hard drive or USB key, without using Pathfinder. This way, I can ...
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Map Matching GPS to Road Network

I'm working on a project for which I have GPS points and I would like to extract the sequence of roads related to those points. I know that this is called "map-matching" and that there is a load of ...
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Is it possible to do something with rinex files in gps pathfinder office?

I've got rinex files converted from tps receiver files. Is there any way to postprocess them in GPS pathfinder office? Or do I need only ssf files? I understand basic DGPS concepts and I've got rinex ...
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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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How to calculate 'off track' error from GPS data?

I'd like to analyse navigational accuracy, comparing planned transects with the actual track flown from GPS data. For example, the planned transects below (green) don't match perfectly with the actual ...
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Categorizing GPS data based on cumulative time using ArcGIS Desktop?

I have GPS data which includes “Lon”, “Lat”, and cumulative Time from 0 (sec) as fields. I want to add an integer variable new field, “Trip,” which starts from zero, and is incremented by one after ...
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ArcPad GPS Data Captured misaligned

Data captured using ArcPad 10 is not displaying properly. The .shp file created in arcpad is diplaying a NAD 83 Zone 17 projection. From what I've been reading, the datum for GPS is usually in WGS ...
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How to compare GNSS reicevers

I'm looking to compare GNSS recievers survey grad with low cost mono-frequecy chips, i would like to know the differences between these categories in accuracy and ease of use for surveying purpose. ...
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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 ...