GeoNet New Zealand GNSS 30s rinex data distribution change - decommissioning of old ftp location

Elisabetta D'Anastasio E.Danastasio at
Wed Apr 15 04:39:16 UTC 2020

Dear colleagues,

I hope this email finds you well and that the you and your family have not been badly affected by Covid-19.

I would like to provide a further update on the provision of GNSS data of the GeoNet and PositioNZ network of New Zealand.

This week we are completely decommissioning the old ftp location were hatanaka, unix compressed (*d.Z) 30s Rinex files were distributed before January 2019 ( This location was notified as deprecated last year, but the provision on the new and old locations has continued for "a bit" longer than initially planned.

From now on, 30s daily and hourly RINEX 2.11 files, gzip compressed format (*o.gz), will be only available from the new ftp location (

Both *d.Z files and *o.gz files are available on our archive until 31 December 2018. From 1 January 2019 onward only *o.gz files are provided.

Proprietary raw binary files are also available for download.

To the best of our knowledge, we know that by this time all interested users have migrated to the new location, so I hope this will not be a disruption to your workflow.

Apologies for any cross posting.

Kind regards, and all the best.


From: Elisabetta D'Anastasio <E.Danastasio at<mailto:E.Danastasio at>>
Sent: Wednesday, 16 January 2019 9:51 AM
To: igsstation at<mailto:igsstation at>; unav_all at<mailto:unav_all at>
Subject: GeoNet New Zealand GNSS 30s rinex data distribution change


At GeoNet (Geohazard monitoring department, GNS Science Te Pu Ao, New Zealand) we have been working on modernizing our GNSS raw and RINEX data reception and distribution system. As a result of that, there will be some changes in the way 30s RINEX data can be accessed that might impact your routines and data streams.

RINEX data will still be accessible from the GeoNet FTP (<>) but there will be a change in the filename path.

The changes details are summarized in the table below, and more details for each item are also reported.

What                                  |  current                                          |  change

ftp url                                 |<>                 |<>

Compression                     | hatanaka , unix compress          | gzip

Daily rinex latency           | 6 hours after end of UTC day     | updated every UTC hour until the end of the UTC day

IGS data repository         | CDDIS, IGN                                     | CDDIS

The change will be implemented this week, and you might notice some delay in the provision of hourly 30 s RINEX files.

We will continue providing hatanaka compressed files on the old ftp location for another 2-4 weeks, but we strongly recommend any automatic procedures be moved to the new location as soon as possible as the old location won’t be maintained beyond this transition period.

In terms of upload to IGS data repositories, unfortunately we are no longer able to support FTP upload due to security reasons. We will be uploading daily rinex to the NASA-JPL CDDIS repository, the only one that allows HTTPS data upload to our knowledge.

Please be aware that in the next few months we are going to work on a new way to access GeoNet RINEX data, and in the long term the data distribution via FTP will be decommissioned. If you are interested into knowing more about that and to be informed on further developments please reply to this email.

Additional details will be also published on our website ( )

Please share this information within your group, if that is of interest, and apologize in advance for any cross posting.

Please get in touch for any further question or additional requests you might have and apologize for any inconvenience this might cause on your systems.

Kind regards,


Elisabetta D’Anastasio I Geodetic Processing Specialist
GeoNet, GeoHazard Monitoring Department

GNS Science I Te Pῡ Ao
1 Fairway Drive, Avalon 5010, PO Box 30368, Lower Hutt 5040, New Zealand

Ph +64 (0) 4 570 4744 I Mob +64 (02) 27 6655 890<> I Email: e.danastasio at<mailto:e.danastasio at>

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