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About Frank Van Diggelen

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Frank Van Diggelen is a principal engineer in the Android location team, leading high-accuracy location including Wi-Fi and GPS. He holds more than 90 U.S. patents on GPS, and is the author of A-GPS, a textbook on Assisted-GPS. He has a Ph.D. from Cambridge University and teaches a GPS class at Stanford.

Posts by Frank Van Diggelen

Smart ways to improve smartphone location accuracy Posted on 06 Oct 2022 in the Featured Stories & From the Magazine & GNSS categories.

In this month's cover story, the top three winners of this year’s Smartphone Decimeter Challenge described their projects to GPS World's Matteo Luccio. Read more»

Testing positioning algorithms with Kaggle Posted on 21 Sep 2022 in the From the Magazine & Mobile categories.

Here is how to use the Google Smartphone Decimeter Challenge data in Kaggle to test your own position algorithms. First, register as a Kaggle user and log into SDC 2021... Read more»

Google to improve urban GPS accuracy for apps Posted on 09 Dec 2020 in the Featured Stories & Latest News & Mapping & Mobile categories.

Originally posted in the Android Developers Blog, the following is reprinted with permission from authors Frank van Diggelen, principal engineer, and Jennifer Wang, product manager, Google. At Android, we want... Read more»

How to achieve 1-meter accuracy in Android Posted on 03 Jul 2018 in the Featured Stories & From the Magazine & Mobile categories.

Recent changes in hardware and standards make one-meter accuracy possible, in some cases as soon as this year. The transcript of a talk given to Android developers earlier this year,... Read more»

Innovation: Precise positioning using raw GPS measurements from Android smartphones Posted on 07 Nov 2016 in the From the Magazine & Innovation & Mobile categories.

Precision GNSS for everyone
In this month’s column, we take a look at some initial efforts to independently process smartphone measurements. How good are the results? Read on. Read more»