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

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What is the maximum Theoretical accuracy of GPS?

I was talking with a potential client, and they requested that we plot some points with GPS, with a maximum (or should that be minimum?) accuracy of 2 m. This is an area with no WAAS, and I was under ...
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Reverse GPS meter transformation

We are trying to anonymize GPS lat/long coordinates for one of our clients. The GPS coordinates represent trajectories sampled with a device at 0.5Hz frequency. We converted each trajectory to meters ...
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Measuring Continuous Distance of GPS track in ArcGIS Desktop

I am looking for a way to quickly measure the distance covered of GPS tracks of foraging Seabirds. A tool that could give accumulative distance of point to point from the long and lat coordinates ...
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Finding all ways that are partly within a bounding box

I'm trying to write a query that will return all OSM ways which are contained within a bounding box of min/max gps coordinates. I get these cooridinates from the greater london bounding box on ...
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Is it possible to calculate area of polygons from GPS points without POSTGIS

I am new with GIS. Assume we use the UTM30N coordinate system. Is it possible to calculate an area (say a square box) by the 4 given points? (assume the points are in order, and the coordinates are ...
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Developing an iOS GPS App

I'm an experienced programmer looking to develop a GPS App with these constraints: I Need a turn by turn level of precision I Need to know if a street is one way or not I Want to calculate an ...
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Can I put a button that automatically inputs GPS coordinates into a google form? (or other spreadsheet populator)

I am currently creating a Google Form and part of the questionnaire requires the user's current GPS location. Is it possible for a button to be able to do this and automatically populate the field? Or ...
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True Altitude of GPS cooridnates

Given two points a=(lat1, long1) , b=(lat2, long2). I want to divide the line between a and b into points with equidistant length. (for example 100 Points) For each of these points i need to ...
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Is there any application that gives the real absolute altitude?

I defined a test already and I would like to compare the altitudes measured by different sources. I drove a path by a car, mounted a GPS and a pressure sensor in the vehicle. On the chosen path, there ...
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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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Is there an Internet resource for GPS timeline?

I'm looking for a timeline of the evolution of GPS technology and accuracy for both civilian and military systems (since the advent of GPS). Any info will help.
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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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Finding Lost 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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Determine when heading off course

How does google or other map providers with routing capabilities determine when you are not staying at the right course? I am trying to figure out how to implement this feature in my gps that I am ...
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Building a private GPS almanac server - practical experience

I'm trying to provide a source of GPS almanac files (in SEM format) for a non-connected / sometimes connected network. I know that I can download them from the USCG NAVCEN. However I don't want to ...
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Topology Editing using ArcView (now called Basic) license level of ArcGIS Desktop?

I am building a geodatabase from data collected on a GPS handheld in the field. The GPS device collects decently accurate information but I need to make sure all the polygons, lines, and points are ...
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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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cross platform Mobile tracking app to report to custom server?

Does any one know of IOS, Andriod apps for asset tracking that I can point to my server? I can then write some code to intercept the messages from the mobile app. ideally a solution which works on ...
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Collector for ArcGIS PDOP and GPS collection configuration settings

My company just acquired a Geneq SXBlue II GPS receiver to pair with an iPad and the Collector for ArcGIS app. The functionality is awesome and loved by everyone, but since we have biologists on our ...
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What are some usb gps dongles that work indoors?

I've purchased the Global Star ND-100 and the Global Star ND105C for use on macs and raspberry pis and can say I've had more success getting a signal indoors with the ND-100. The success rate is ...
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Base station correction process

This concerns post-processing via base station correction in Pathfinder Office. I understand the base station is a known location and the GPS receiver's location is corrected relative to the base. I'm ...
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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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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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How do I force gpspipe to read from a USB Serial device rather than a server address with a port and everything

I'm desperately trying to grab the simplest piece of information I can out of my usb dongle from the command line. A program of mine needs to use it so it has to be a STDIN/STDOUT type solution. I ...
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How to compare GPS absolute positioning receiver accuracy

I have two different types of GPS modules which are in absolute positioning mode (pseudorange data) Lets say one of them is attached in microcontroller (such as arduino, rasbpy, etc) and the other ...
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QGIS linked to camera for GPS based triggering?

Has anybody done this yet? I'm new to QGIS and have just started exploring. I'd like to integrate flight lines and camera triggering if anybody can direct me to the right forum or area. Thanks!
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real time map matching

I am working on a project which requires real time map matching. I am currently using ArcGIS but not sure whether it will work. Here is what happens with my system: the cell phones sent GPS fixes ...
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Does iOS know the phone's location solely from cell tower, i.e. without GPS data?

Question Does the iOS operating system know the phone's location even if one could turn off the iPhone's built-in GPS module or if it was broken? Elaboration What I understand I understand that ...
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I want to trace a gps device

I want to create a device that should transmit its location to a server using anyother medium other than GSM. Bascially I need a tracking device which i could give to my worker and he goes to a forest ...
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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 ...
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How to get correct measure with PostGIS SQL query? [duplicate]

First of all, sorry my bad english. I am new at gis. So I want to measure my road. I want to use measure unit kilometers. But I am a bit confused. I have a garmin etrex gps device. So I get my ...
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Google Earth isn't reading from my USB GPS Dongle (only monitors bluetooth)

I just bought a GlobalSat USB Dongle, model ND-105C. So I plugged it in, and I boot up Google Earth Pro (on mac), Tools > GPS > Realtime > NMEA > Start The thing is only scanning these locations: ...
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Detecting patterns in vehicle GPS data [closed]

I need to analyze data uploaded from vehicle GPS devices to detect travel patterns and then attempt to learn about the normal travel patterns for that vehicle so that predictions can be made about ...
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Yandex Navigator / Maps - Determining user location

Kindly redirect me to a more appropriate forum in case there exists one. I am an active user of Yandex.Navigator App (available for all kind of mobile platforms). Whenever I open the App, even though ...
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Where can I find the coordinate system used by GPS

How do you determine which geographic coordinate system is used by a GPS device? For example, my Garmin GLO is outputting NMEA data with lat/lon. What system is represented by those lat/lon values? I ...
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How does GPS Unit make sure that they have the same time reference from GPS Satelites?

I've been reading readers about GPS to find how GPS work, but one thing still bothers me. To calculate distance from gps unit/receiver to gps satellite, it uses the difference between radio signal ...
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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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Converting GPS cords to X Y based on wrapper

I'm trying to create some software for an airport and they require me to place icons of aircraft in their position based on GPS. I have 10x10 tiles each tile being 256x256 pixels and the origin point ...
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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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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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Getting GPS coordinates perpendicular and parallel to AB

I already posted this question here And I got the solution thanks to Fang but the problem is that the coordinates I need to use are GPS coordinates and apparently GPS needs a different formula than ...
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Deployment of Zeno Field 3.11 in windows 8.1

Is it possible to install Zeno Field 3.11 in windows 8.1?
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Where to license non-automotive POIs for France, Spain and Portugal?

qualified POIs are needed for a commercial project - should cover broad out-of-car usecases (not needed: parking, gas stations). Could be commercially licensable data or derived from national geodata ...
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How to connect particular sets of points with (poly)lines?

I think my problem is quite easy to be solved by the most postgis-users, but i am a bloody beginner: i have a timestamped point-table representing GPS-tracked places of different cars. To distinguish ...
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How to find if two gps tracks were from the same trip?

Given I have gps tracks from many users running or hiking, how can I find out who were running together? In other words, which algorithms are there to find out who were in the same party? Haven't ...
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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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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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Why does GPS altitude jump sometimes?

I am currently developing a little application in Android which uses GPS. When i click a button i start to record a "track". If i walk around i save my position every second into a file. This works ...
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Benefit of DGPS for relative accuracy and speed measurements for receivers close-by each other

Consider that we are interested only in the speed and relative position accuracy of GPS receivers (i.e. their absolute try position on earth is NOT important). These receivers are all in a 90m x 90m ...
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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 ...