GPS


Each region contains links (underlined) for GPS sites that are relevant to that region. If the item is not underlined there is no information for that area yet. Use the navigation links below to go directly to a region, or you can also use the navigation on the right hand side. All links open in this page.
As this page is being built there will be large blocks where there is no information. Please be patient – I am working on it.
Regions, and countries within the regions, are as defined by the United Nations Country Grouping. The site is continually being update so why not bookmark this page so you can return to it easily.
REGIONS EUROPE, THE AMERICAS, OCEANIA, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA, ASIA

EUROPE

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guerney and Alderney, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jersey, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Man Island of, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Vatican City State (Holy See)

EUREF Permanent GNSS Network

The EUREF reference frame is mainly realized using the GPS measurement technique. A first measurement campaign covering Western Europe was conducted in 1989 and since then other GPS campaigns were carried out enlarging the territory covered to Eastern Europe. The permanent tracking stations form the backbone of the EUREF network.

As of 09 June 2012, 244 permanent GNSS tracking stations (including 1 inactive) are part of the EUREF Permanent Network.

Links arranged by country. Use the navigation links below to go directly to a country. No underline indicates no specific site for that country. Where a country/area is specifically covered by another (eg Jan Mayen) the links for the providing country is given otherwise use the Pan European listing.
Iceland
Stations Interactive Map The monitoring of crustal deformation is one of the new goals of the National Observatory of Athens. Greece is one of the most active areas in the planet with crustal motions of the order of several cm per year, related to plate movements in the Eastern Mediterranean. Modern survey techniques, including space geodesy, have the sensitivity to detect motions of this magnitude over a few years· time and thus can be used to address how Greece is deforming today.
Iceland
GPS Stations Index (Grouped) Here you can view time series from a few stations on a single plot to observe deviations from normal crustal deformation. Some selections below.
Myrdalsjokull Area (Eyja / Katla) The graphs show time series (movements) for the CGPS stations VMEY, THEY, SOHO, HVOL, and GOLA since January 2004.
Vatnajokull area GPS time series for stations around the Vatnajokull icecap (Grimsvotn volcano)
GPS Stations Index (Single) Use the list on the left to get to the Station. Towards the bottom you want “úrvinnsla gerð með spá brautum gervitungla (CODE predicted orbits)”
A few samples below.
SKRO The station coordinates are: 64.55684 N, 18.37820 W, and the height above sea level is around 940m.
GFUM (Grimsvotn) Station coordinates are: 64.4068, -17.2666. This station has heaters to keep the antena clear of ice.
GOLA (Katla) Station coordinates are: 63.6597, -19.3221, and the height is 1259.7 m above sea level.
HVOL (Katla) The station coordinates are: 63.52628, -18.84754, and the height above sea level is 199.3 m.
VOGS (near Krýsuvík) The station coordinates are: 63.85269, -21.70365, and the height above sea level is 7.6 m.

MIDDLE EAST

Bahrain, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen

THE AMERICAS

Northern America, Central America, South America and the Caribbean

Northern America

Bermuda, Canada, Greenland, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, United States

United States GPS sites

(Hawaii is included under the US of A for convenience and this should not be taken as a comment on Hawaii’s claim of Sovereignty.)
Global Positioning System
(GPS) Observations
Velocities, time series, and maps for stations observed with GPS.
This link comes from the crustal deformation page which has some other interesting links on it.
The UNAVCO main data page for GPS Available data products include raw data from the GPS receivers (Level 0 data), quality-checked data in RINEX format at a 15-second sample rate (Level 1 data), post-processed time series, velocities, and accompanying files (Level 2 data), and key metadata such as station positions and IGS site logs.
The main US GPS streaming stations can be accessed here.

To get at the data for a particular station select the one you want from the list below the map, having first identified your target. The station codes are hyper-links that take you to an overview page for the station.

When you get to that (it can take a while to load) you will see data on the station, a map location and even a photograph. (!) Now click on the Data Products tab.

Select what you want from: Unfiltered, Detrended, Static Plots *, Interactive Plots, IGS Site Log, Rinex, Raw, QC History *

I would suggest that the plots and possibly the history would be enough. You can get well and truly lost in the rest of it unless you know exactly what you are looking for.

Static plots come as Unfiltered /  Detrended / Cleaned – Use the links below the thumbnail to get the one you want. If you click the thumbnail you will get the raw (unfiltered) plot.

There is an alternative method of getting at the data from this page.

This list looks a little daunting but is fairly straight forward. The station name (2nd column) contains – usually towards the end – the state letters (MT,WY etc for those of us who are not American.) CN however is Califoria North and CS is….California South. By clicking the link in the first column you get taken to the same page as above with the map. From there select Data Products etc and away you go. There are more stations on this listing than on the streaming list.

Note that clicking on a different station on the map does NOT change to that station.

I will try to build up some useful ones below. (These are all unfiltered (RAW) plots)

Caribbean Region

Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Monserrat, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands (US)

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Central America

Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama

South America

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela

Oceania

Australia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Vanuatu

AFRICA

Eastern Africa, Middle Africa, Northern Africa, Southern Africa, Western Africa

ASIA

Afganistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Georgia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, North, Korea, South, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Macao, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Myanmar (ex-Burma), Nepal, Pakistan, Phillipines, Singapore, Sri Lanka (ex-Ceilan), Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor Leste (West), Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

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