IGS Launches Real-Time Service

April 2, 2013  - By
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The International GNSS Service (IGS), a worldwide federation of agencies involved in high-­precision Global Navigation Satellite System applications, has announced the launch of its Real-­Time Service (RTS). The RTS is a global-scale GNSS orbit and clock correction service that enables real‐time precise point positioning (PPP) and related applications requiring access to IGS low latency products.

The RTS is offered in beta as a GPS-­only service for the development and testing of applications. The Russian GLONASS is initially provided as an experimental product and will be included within the service before the end of 2013 as the RTS reaches its full operating capability. Other GNSS constellations will be added as they become available.

The RTS is operated as a public service. Users are offered free access through subscription. Interested parties are invited to visit the service’s website.

GPS World published a detailed preview of the IGS RTS in Eric Gakstatter’s April Survey Scene e-newsletter.

The IGS is a worldwide federation of more than 200 organizations that operate a cooperative global infrastructure to provide the highest-quality GNSS data products for scientific users. The IGS is a service of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG), one of the associations of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG). It is also a service of the World Data System of the International Council for Science (ICSU/WDS).

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