Belarus to start sharing GNSS data with European network

March 2, 2020  - By
EUREF Permanent Network. (Image: EUREF)

EUREF Permanent Network. (Image: EUREF)

Belarus will soon be sharing GNSS data with the EUREF Permanent Network (EPN), the press service of the State Property Committee of Belarus told Belarus news agency BelTA.

Beginning March 1, the Belarusian state enterprise Belgeodeziya will start uploading data to two GNSS data processing centers. Until now, Belarus has been the only European country without a EUREF Permanent GNSS Network (EPN) station.

The EPN consists of

  • a network of continuously operating GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Beidou.) reference stations
  • data centers providing access to the station dat,
  • analysis centers that analyze the GNSS data
  • product centers or coordinators that generate the EPN products
  • a central bureau responsible for the daily monitoring and management of the EPN.

The EPN network is operated under the umbrella of the IAG (International Association of Geodesy) Regional Reference Frame sub-commission for Europe, EUREF.

Instructed by the State Property Committee, Belgeodeziya has added four Belarusian GNSS stations to the EPN, which unites more than 100 European agencies and universities.

Joining the network will provide Belarusian geodesists with direct access to international standards on the operation of permanent GNSS stations.

About the Author: Tracy Cozzens

Senior Editor Tracy Cozzens joined GPS World magazine in 2006. She also is editor of GPS World’s newsletters and the sister website Geospatial Solutions. She has worked in government, for non-profits, and in corporate communications, editing a variety of publications for audiences ranging from federal government contractors to teachers.