Our thoughts on the latest news and trends in GNSS.


What is a coordinate system?

November 30th, 2018|

If you have ever seen a map or globe, chances are you’ve also seen a coordinate system. A coordinate system is a grid-like system used to represent geographical locations exactly and accurately. Say you needed to instruct a friend to go somewhere, for example: a specific tree in a forest. You might try to describe the tree’s location to the person in terms of how long it takes to get there from your current location, what the tree [...]

What affects the accuracy of my GNSS Receiver?

September 20th, 2018|

The accuracy of GNSS readings is affected by factors such as landscape, weather conditions, satellite position, and receiver quality. The landscape around the receiver is one of the biggest factors in taking accurate measurements. Mountains, buildings, tree cover, and other objects can block or reflect GNSS signals. As a result, your receiver will probably work best in clear areas with little to no obstacles. Weather and the condition of the atmosphere can also affect [...]

What is the Difference Between GNSS and GPS?

September 14th, 2018|

Most people are familiar with GPS. The Global Positioning System has probably saved you from getting lost in an unfamiliar place on at least one occasion. GNSS, however, is a term heard much less frequently. It stands for Global Navigation Satellite System, and while it is similar to GPS, there are a few key differences between the two. Just as a square is a type of rectangle, GPS is a type of GNSS. GNSS is [...]