Joe Blecha

Tip of the Week #43 - New GNSS Planning Online Tool

Blog Post created by Joe Blecha on May 30, 2018

Believe it or not, Trimble is not just a provider of world-class field-to-finish survey CAD office software, we make industry-leading GNSS units too, among others!  And, we’ve help the broad geospatial community by publishing a new HTML JavaScript-based GNSS Planning Online tool.  Check it out at:

Set your position graphically or with Lat/Longs, enter height, elevation cutoff mask, day and time parameters, along with a constellation toggle to set the satellites you wish to use.

Hit ‘Apply’ and view elevation and satellite charts:

and a skyplot over your time and location:

In addition, check out the World View, plotting the location of satellites around the globe at the given time and mask, run time-lapse to put the satellites in motion, and overlay the TEC or Scintillation Ionosphere maps:

GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, and QZSS constellations are supported and the new online planning tool is compatible with all web browsers.  English, German, Chinese (Simplified), Spanish, and French languages are supported.

In addition, get status updates for each satellite in the ‘Satellite Library’ tab, with information included like status, eccentricity, inclination, clock offset, and more!

Watch for the new tool to be linked in TBC in a future release!

TBC - From Field to Finish with Confidence.