[teqc] GeoGenius

John Galvin lgalvin at pacbell.net
Thu Sep 2 08:01:31 MDT 2004


Lou,

I don't know what is all the fuss about the GeoGenius .OBS files, because
GeoGenius has the capability to export Rinex in both standard and compressed
forms.  That is all not to mention, importing Rinex and several different
binary formats.

John Galvin

> -----Original Message-----
> From: teqc-bounces at ls.unavco.org 
> [mailto:teqc-bounces at ls.unavco.org] On Behalf Of Lou Estey
> Sent: Thursday, September 02, 2004 6:45 AM
> To: teqc support
> Subject: Re: [teqc] GeoGenius
> 
> 
> hi Sam,
> 
> Are the Terrasat .OBS files at http://www.gps-survey.com
> in GeoTracer format?
> 
> --lou
> 
> > Lou,
> > 
> > Recently, Herbert gave me a GeoTracer output format 
> description. This 
> > might help.
> > 
> > Sam
> > 
> > At 03:51 PM 9/1/2004 +0000, you wrote:
> > 
> >> 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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