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The latest version (ver.2.0) of GNSS View


The latest version of GNSS View, an app that shows positioning satellite placement

GNSS View, a web application provided via this website, was recently updated to version 2.0 (the latest version). GNSS View is software that reproduces satellite placement in the sky (constellations) at a given time and location based on publicly released orbital information for positioning satellites. It was released last year (2014).

GNSS View PC app

Now supports GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo, and SBAS

This app displays the current location and time by default, but the set time can be modified to view changes in satellite placement. There is also a mode for users to see the future satellite placement after QZS-2 through QZS-4 are launched to create a four-satellite constellation together with QZS-1 (Michibiki), which is currently being operated.

The updates made to this version add support for GLONASS (Russia), BeiDou (China), Galileo (Europe), and the Satellite-based Augmentation System (SBAS) to the existing Michibiki and GPS. The satellite placements for the newly added four systems are calculated based on publicly available orbital information from the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

The mobile apps available on the Google Play and App Store have also been updated

GNSS View can also be used on mobile devices. The Android version is available through Google Play and the iOS version for Apple devices is available on the App Store. These have been updated together with the PC app.

Page on Google Play

Page on Google Play

The AR Display function has been added to the mobile app only and is not available on the PC app. On the mobile app, the PC app’s function for reproducing satellite placement onscreen is available from the “Position Radar” menu (if GPS is enabled on the smartphone or other device, Position Radar can also be used as a compass). In addition, the mobile app includes the AR Display function in which the user can set a specific time and view the satellites that can be seen from the current location through the camera’s viewfinder. It also includes a function for displaying demo DC Report screens and viewing sample messages .