GPS/GNSS receivers determine very precisely positions on the surface of the earth. We compute a daily position for each of our stations so we can track the deformation caused by the interaction of the Australian and Pacific tectonic plates. This is our collection of GPS/GNSS-related data resources and tools.

GPS Time Series

These are now available as data extracts and plots using FITS data services.

GPS RINEX Data and Daily Solutions

GeoNet's GPS data are stored in RINEX (Receiver Independent Exchange) format. The daily solutions are available from our FITS data services.

GPS Processing Notes

Notes about the GPS processing scheme and the creation of daily GPS time series.

GPS Time Series Output Description

A description of ground deformation and quality control parameters that can be plotted http://fits.geonet.org.nz/api-docs/endpoint/plot or downloaded http://fits.geonet.org.nz/api-docs/endpoint/observation using FITS data services http://fits.geonet.org.nz/api-docs.

GPS Station Metadata

GPS station metadata can be queried using our web services.

 

What is the difference between GPS and GNSS?

GNSS stands for Global Navigation Satellite System, and is the standard generic term for satellite navigation systems that provide positioning information with global coverage. Some examples of GNSS systems are GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and Beidou. The term GPS (Global Positioning System) is specific to the United States' GNSS system, which being the first one to become operational, has become popularly synonymous with all satellite positioning systems.

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