gpsd and AGPS

Ian Stirling OpenMoko at
Tue Sep 18 20:05:52 CEST 2007

Tilman Baumann wrote:
> Torfinn Ingolfsen wrote:
>> Hello,
>> On 9/3/07, Ian Stirling <OpenMoko at> wrote:
>> I just keep wondering how hard it would be for us opensource prople to
>> set up a network of assistance servers?
>> Would a PC with an usb GPS device (and suitable os and software of
>> course) be able to function as an assistance server?
> The A-GPS data aren't so dynamic as it sounds. I guess this could easyly 
> be done with ipgk updates.
> Satellites may drift, but not so rapidly that something unexpected 
> happens in days.
> I think...

Satellite drift isn't the interesting problem.
That can indeed be predicted quite well with more precise orbits.
The interesting part is ionospheric weather.
This varies on a few-minute timescale.

This is what could answer.

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