Includes detailed information on GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, Compass, and other regional and augmented systems
Sheds light on the latest developments and modern trends of GNSS
Offers practical guidance for surveying, mapping, and navigation
Includes questions at the end of every chapter
Contains a detailed glossary of terms and extensive reference list
Specifically designed as an introductory reference text, this volume provides a thorough coverage of the basic principles and techniques of GNSS. It starts with the history and basic concepts and subsequently provides an extensive coverage on every GNSS constellation, GNSS signals, errors and accuracy issues, positioning methods, augmentations, satellite geodesy, and GNSS receivers. It also presents a wide spectrum of GNSS applications and practical issues involved in surveying, mapping, and navigation.
Written in a clear style and including advanced topics, a detailed glossary, guidance on surveying, mapping and navigation along with numerous references, this volume is of use to students, researchers and professionals. It will specifically benefit those in geoinformatics, navigation, civil, construction, naval, aviation and transportation engineering working with GNSS for natural resources, agricultural and environmental information, geosciences and geography.
"It is organized somewhat differently than most of the standard texts in that it attempts to treat each of the four GNSS it discusses equally and consecutively instead of introducing GPS first and then discussing the three other systems in comparison later on. … The book concludes with a very well written glossary, a complete reference list, and a good index. … Overall this is a good book for a nonexpert student who wants more information than is available in popular publications."
—Kyle O’Keefe, Geomatica, Vol. 65, No. 4, 2011
Overview of GNSS
Functional Segments of GNSS
Working Principle of GNSS
GNSS Signals and Range Determination
Errors and Accuracy Issues
GNSS Augmentations and Other Navigation Satellite Systems
Applications of GNSS
Surveying with GNSS