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Tuesday, November 12, 2019
10 years of Open Service logo

Over the last ten years, EGNOS OPEN SERVICE has been providing end-users with a wide range of benefits. Increased and more sustainable agricultural production strongly relies on GNSS-enabled solutions.

SBAS-based solutions are becoming of great importance in Precision Agriculture (PA) applications, frequently being the preferred option for farmers entering the PA market requiring a sub metric accuracy. EGNOS improves the accuracy of the basic GNSS signals.

Being widely available over Europe, EGNOS OPEN SERVICE is free of charge and easily available. SBAS-based solutions are widespread amongst European farmers: almost 90% of GNSS receivers used in agriculture already are SBAS-equipped.

To give some examples, EGNOS OPEN SERVICE enables tractor guidance for different field labours, mainly for arable crop farmers. GNSS and EGNOS in particular allow to minimise pass-to-pass overlaps. Thanks to the guidance provided by EGNOS, the amount of fertilisers and pesticides is reduced while achieving optimal yield and productivity.

The following video shows a CASE NEW HOLLAND’s support team explaining the benefits EGNOS service provides to their customers (over 150000 in Europe)




If you want to create a virtual trial simulation with EGNOS you can visit our website EGNOS USER SUPPORT and download the game to play with our agricultural demonstrator GEAR. You can try how to drive a tractor using GNSS guidance.


About EGNOS: The European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service (EGNOS) is Europe's regional satellite-based augmentation system (SBAS). It is used to improve the performance of global navigation satellite systems (GNSSs), such as GPS and Galileo in the future. EGNOS was deployed to provide safety of life navigation services to aviation, maritime and land-based users.

About ESSP: ESSP SAS (European Satellite Services Provider) is a European private company under French law whose shareholders are 7 key Air Navigation Service Providers. ESSP acts as the service provider for EGNOS, the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service. The company is based in Toulouse (France) and Madrid (Spain).