[teqc] GeoGenius

Bernhard Galitzki BGalitzki at t-online.de
Wed Sep 1 09:51:00 MDT 2004


Hi Lou,
GeoGenius is a software developed by Dr. Herbert Landau, his company Terrasat ist located in Germany:

Trimble Terrasat GmbH
+49 8102 74330
Haringstr. 19
85635 Höhenkirchen-Siegertsbrunn (nearby Munich)


"Lou Estey" <lou at unavco.org> schrieb:
>hi Andrew,
>
>> I was under the impression that you knew everything!
>
>Ha!  Hardly!
>
>> Seems to be what is logged by Spectra Precision Terrasat software--not
>> receiver specific.  Terrasat is a division of Spectra Precision and
>> developed VRS.  Trimble bought Spectra Precision.  The software lives
>> on...
>> 
>> If you're really curious, try:
>> 
>> http://www.gps-survey.com  --> File Download --> Observations --> etc
>> 
>> This site used to have raw Ashtech, but now it's Ashtech in Terrasat
>> clothing.  Not a huge deal, as there is rinex, but the rinex is pretty
>> chopped up.
>
>The first hour (I guess) for 31 Aug:
>
>-rw-r--r--   1 lou      dmg         3780 Sep  1 07:01 WCM1244A.04a
>-rw-r--r--   1 lou      dmg        24214 Sep  1 07:02 WCM1244A.04n
>-rw-r--r--   1 lou      dmg       409900 Sep  1 07:03 WCM1244A.OBS
>[1020] file W*
>WCM1244A.04a:   ascii text
>WCM1244A.04n:   ascii text
>WCM1244A.OBS:   data
>
>WCM1244A.04n is obviously a pretty normal RINEX nav file. WCM1244A.04a
>appears to be some sort of stat matrix for the GPS SVs (PRN 1-31), and
>WCM1244A.OBS must be the observations.  The first few lines of an octal
>dump are interesting since there is some ASCII:
>
>[1025] od -c W*.OBS | more
>0000000   t   e   r   r   a   S   a   t 260 001 001  \0   A   S   H   T
>0000020   E   C   H       Z   -   X   I   I   3  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0
>0000040   U   N   K   N   O   W   N  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0
>0000060  \0  \0  \0  \0   6   J   0   0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \0  \f  \0
>
>So, given your intro, it's verified this is "terraSat" software and data
>from an Ashtech Z-12.  But as to what is being bundled up and how, I have
>no idea.  (For grins I tried a teqc metadata extraction using `-ash s`
>and `-ash r` and got nothing.)
>
>I did some Googling and found that GeoGenius refers to a software package
>of Spectra Precision -- "the ultimate GPS processing toolset" one site
>called it.
>
>So what we have here is some software package (Terrasat? GeoGenius?)
>which is part of Spectra Precision, now owned by Trimble, which slurps
>up data from any receiver (e.g. Ashtech Z-12) and appears to spit out
>the data into some other format, right?
>
>Anybody have any insights?
>
>--lou
>
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