IGS Launches Real-Time Service for High-Precision GNSS - Inside GNSS

IGS Launches Real-Time Service for High-Precision GNSS

The International GNSS Service (IGS), a worldwide federation of agencies involved in high-precision GNSS) 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 International GNSS Service (IGS), a worldwide federation of agencies involved in high-precision GNSS) 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.

GLONASS products are initially provided on an experimental basis and will be included within the service before the end of 2013 as the RTS reaches its full operating capability, according to the IGS Institute. Other GNSS constellations will be added as they become available.

The RTS is operated as a public service, providing free access to subscribers. Interested parties are invited to visit the service’s website.

The IGS is a worldwide federation of more than 200 organizations that operate a cooperative global infrastructure to provide high-quality 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).