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The GPS Toolkit
Entry ID: GPSTk


Summary
Abstract: The goal of the GPSTk project is to provide an open source library and suite of applications to the satellite navigation community--to free researchers to focus on research, not lower level coding.

GPS users employ practically every computational architecture and operating system. Therefore the design of the GPSTk suite is as platform-independent as possible. Platform independence is achieved through use of the ISO-standard C++ programming language. The principles of object-oriented programming are used throughout the GPSTk code base in order to ensure that the code is modular, extensible and maintainable.

The GPSTk suite consists of a core library, auxiliary libraries, and a set of applications. The GPSTk provides a wide array of functions that solve processing problems associated with GNSS such as processing or using standard formats such as RINEX. The libraries are the basis for the more advanced applications distributed as part of the GPSTk suite.

Related URL
Link: DOWNLOAD SOFTWARE
Description: Download the The GPS Toolkit.


Link: PROJECT HOME PAGE
Description: The GPS Toolkit project home page.

ISO Topic Category
FARMING
BIOTA


Platform
GPS >Global Positioning System Satellites    [Information]
GPS-35 >Global Positioning System Satellites-35    [Information]
GPS-36 >Global Positioning System Satellites-36    [Information]


Instrument
GPS >Global Positioning System    [Information]


Use Constraints
The source code provided by the GPSTk is distributed under the GNU LGPL. This license gives all users the right to use and redistribute the code. Users of the GPSTk are not required to open their source, according to the LGPL. This makes the GPSTk a practical choice for commercial projects.


Keywords
GPS
Global Positioning System
Navigation
Mapping
Open Source


Personnel
GPSTK CONTACT
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: gpstk at arlut.utexas.edu


Publications/References
Brian Tolman, R. Benjamin Harris. "The GPS Toolkit." Linux Journal. September
2004, p. 72. [HTML] [PDF]

Brian Tolman, R. Benjamin Harris, Tom Gaussiran, David Munton, Jon Little,
Richard Mach, Scot Nelsen, Brent Renfro, ARL:UT; David Schlossberg, University
of California Berkeley. "The GPS Toolkit -- Open Source GPS Software."
Proceedings of the 17th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite
Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS 2004). Long Beach,
California. September 2004. [PDF]

T. Gaussiran, D. Munton, B. Harris, B. Tolman. "An Open Source Toolkit for GPS
Processing, Total Electron Content Effects, Measurements and Modeling."
Proceedings of the International Beacon Symposium 2004. Trieste, Italy.
October, 2004. [PDF]

David Munton, Brian Tolman, R. Ben Harris, Aaron J. Kerkhoff, Thomas L.
Gaussiran, Gary S. Bust, Scotland L. Nelsen. "GPSTk: An Open Source Toolkit for
Working With GPS Data." Proceedings of the Fall AGU Abstracts. San Francisco,
California. December 2004. [PDF]

Brent Renfro, R. Benjamin Harris, Brian W. Tolman, Thomas Gaussiran, David
Munton, Jon Little, Richard Mach, Scot Nelsen. "The Open Source GPS Toolkit: A
Review of the First Year." Proceedings of the 18th International Technical
Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS
2005). Long Beach, California. September 2005. [PDF]

R. Benjamin Harris, Timothy Craddock, Tracie Conn, Thomas Gaussiran, Eric
Hagen, Anthony Hughes, Jon Little, Richard Mach, Scot Nelsen, Brent Renfro,
Brian Tolman. "Open Signals, Open Software: Two Years of Collaborative Analysis
using the GPS Toolkit." To be presented at the 19th International Technical
Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS
2006). Fort Worth, Texas. September 2006.

R. Benjamin Harris, Richard G. Mach. "GPSTk--An Open Source GPS Toolkit". To be
published in the December 2006 edition of Springer-Verlag's GPS Solutions.

M. Vermeer, M. Vaisanen. "Geodetic Baseline GPS Processing by a Simple
Sequential Technique." To be presented at the 19th International Technical
Meeting of the Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS
2006). Fort Worth, Texas. September 2006.

R. Benjamin Harris, E. Glenn Lightsey. "Generalization of the Dual Frequency
Method of Multipath Calibration for Global Reference Networks." To be presented
at the 19th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of the
Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS 2006). Fort Worth, Texas. September 2006.

J. Clark Hughes, J.A. Banks, A.J. Kerkhoff, B.W. Tolman, J.R. Wyant.
"Sub-millimeter Precision GPS Survey System at the Holloman High Speed Test
Track." To be presented at the 19th International Technical Meeting of the
Satellite Division of the Institute of Navigation (ION GNSS 2006). Fort Worth,
Texas. September 2006.
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Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 2006-12-06
SERF Last Revision Date: 2018-07-26



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