Static and Kinematic GNSS-based Positioning Using GipsyX

September 5th - 7th 2018

GipsyX has now replaced GIPSY-OASIS as JPL's (Jet Propulsion Laboratory) flagship GNSS data analysis software. This course will cover the fundamentals of using the GipsyX software package to perform static and kinematic precise point positioning of terrestrial stations from GNSS data. The class will be presented using hands-on processing of GNSS data by each participant, with an emphasis on GPS data. Class presentations will walk through specific examples to derive GNSS-based observations of station position, clock, and troposphere. At least one exercise using combined Beidou, Galileo, GLONASS, and GPS data will be presented. The presentations will be centered around GipsyX’s primary user interface for GNSS-based precise point positioning, along with a discussion of the core software and analysis tools. Strategies and options for achieving optimal positioning accuracy with GipsyX will be discussed, including data editing, troposphere modeling, antenna calibration, loading, and GipsyX’s single receiver ambiguity resolution capability using JPL’s GNSS orbit and clock products. Participants will have an opportunity to process both course-provided data and samples of their own data (should they choose to bring their own data, e.g. RINEX files). User resources such as the GIPSY Forum will also be highlighted.


   1) Working experience with Unix/Linux operating systems. GipsyX consists of software modules that are executed on the Unix/Linux command line.

   2) General knowledge of the fundamental principles of the Global Positioning System and usage to perform precise positioning.

   3) General knowledge of geodetic phenomenon that affect station motion and GPS measurements.

Instructors: Members of JPL’s GIPSY Team

Language: Class will be in English

Date and Location:

The class will be held for three days, September 5-7, 2018, at the Space and Earth Geodetic Analysis Laboratory (SEGAL), University of Beira Interior, in Covilhã, Portugal.

Registration Information:

An application to participate in this class must be submitted by July 4, 2018. See Registration.

Participation in the class is limited to licensed GipsyX users, after receiving a confirmation of participation, and will be limited to no more than 25 participants, on a first come - first served basis. Interested participant who do not possess a GipsyX license at the time of registration will be considered on a case by case basis. Since class size is limited, confirmed participants should be committed to attend the class.