[OSM-talk] EGNOS

Aun Yngve Johnsen lists at gimnechiske.org
Mon Oct 5 15:35:25 BST 2009

Aun Johnsen

On 05/10/2009, at 11:30, Jon Stockill wrote:

> Peter Childs wrote:
>> I'm sure EGNOS is something else other than the new Euro GPS system,
>> but I can't for the life of me remember what, something to do with
>> food and Christmas rings a bell but I can't think what.....
>> Anyway so EGNOS is now available for use.
>> So what new things can we do with this new available accuracy, and
>> which devices are EGNOS compatible.... Oh and is it going to achieve
>> what they way it will or is it going to be a bit of a flop.
>> Oh and I spose the best question If I have an EGNOS GPS can I actual
>> use the data on OSM or is there some copyright stopping me.....
> Chances are if your device supports it you've been using it for months
> anyway. It's been available for *AGES*.
> Jon
It have been available, but officially in a testing phase. According  
to sources I have it was completely unreliable and destructive until  
late 2006, after that it tested reliability and accuracy improvements.  
The latest news is that testing is finally over and the system is  
classified as operative.

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