Summary of the Autumn 2014 EUPOS Technical and Council Meeting
Information about the signed MoU with EUREF
A new initiative: EuroGeographics Positioning KEN
Latest changes in EUPOS GNSS networks
The new tool for network solution quality monitoring was developed in Slovakia at Geodetic and Cartographic Institute Bratislava in 2013. Application based on RTKNAVI software, which is part of RTKLIB (RTKLIB, www.rtklib.com), simulates field measurements performed by the rover standing on the known point (it is represented by a VRS station generated from SKPOS®) which it connects to SKPOS® and computes the baseline composed of the VRS (simulated rover) and the nearest SKPOS® permanent station. The
Slovakian part of EUPOS, the SKPOS® (Slovak real-time positioning service), has been running well since the end of 2006. Today’s 33 Slovakian + 17 foreign permanent stations are all equipped with dual GPS+GLONASS receivers and most of them are GALILEO capable as well. The very last contributions to SKPOS® represent 3 new geodynamical monumented stations (fig.1) in Rimavska Sobota, Kamenica nad Cirochou and Banska Stiavnica (fig.2). The number of service users has been increasing from 238 (2007) and 806 (2013) to the current 935 (April 2014).
The network of GNSS stations of the Czech Republic (CZEPOS) is fully compatible with GPS Navstar and Glonass and its hardware equipment is prepared for Galileo.
The current number of CZEPOS users is 1 245. We have recorded an increase about 45 new registrations during a half year. From the total number of users there are 80% from private sector and 20% from public sector.
The most recent coverage of BULiPOS stations on the territory of the country consists of 13 stations. Numbers of cross-border stations was increased and nowadays total 26 reference stations on the territory of the country and surrounding neighbours provides more than 90% real territorial coverage (Fig. 1). It is in process of establishment a new station (TERV) at the Romanian border (Fig. 1 in blue colour).