Trimble Adds Galileo, BeiDou Preview to CenterPoint RTX Post-Processing Service

Trimble has announced a “preview” version of its CenterPoint RTX post-processing service, enabling GNSS observations using available Galileo and BeiDou Middle Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites.

Trimble has announced a “preview” version of its CenterPoint RTX post-processing service, enabling GNSS observations using available Galileo and BeiDou Middle Earth Orbit (MEO) satellites.

The existing CenterPoint RTX post-processing site uses data from the GPS, GLONASS, and QZSS satellite systems to provide better than centimeter-level positions, according to the company. Through a link accessible from the post-processing website, users can enter the preview site and derive positions that also use data from available open service Galileo and BeiDou middle Earth orbit (MEO) satellites.

“With the addition of Galileo and BeiDou MEO support, we offer researchers, scientists and academics the opportunity to evaluate and experiment with results from these evolving satellite constellations,” said Patricia Boothe, general manager of Trimble’s Positioning Services Division.

Trimble CenterPoint RTX post-processing is a cloud-based service accessed through a company website. Users around the globe can upload static GNSS observation data and receive positioning corrections calculated in the well-defined International Terrestrial Reference System (ITRF) 2008 reference frame. The post-processed solution can be transformed to a variety of regional reference frames by selecting a coordinate system and tectonic plate.

The preview service with Galileo and BeiDou data only supports Trimble receivers. The service can only process files containing data collected after September 12, 2013. For optimal processing results, users are encouraged to use at least 60 minutes of observations

Trimble RTX (Real Time eXtended) is a high-accuracy GNSS correction technology that combines real-time data with proprietary positioning and compression algorithms and a global reference station infrastructure to compute positions based on satellite orbit and clock information. Trimble announced today that CenterPoint RTX correction service will be available in the fourth quarter of 2013 on a subscription basis for geospatial professionals around the world.

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