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Location based services (LBS)

Location Based Services (LBS) are by far the largest user of satellite navigation services, and this is not likely to change as we continue to depend upon a growing number of mobile apps for navigation, personal tracking, emergency calling, gaming, advertising, social interaction and general well-being. Almost 3 billion mobile applications currently in use rely on positioning information.

EGNOS improves the accuracy of the GNSS signals used in LBS, mainly by reducing the negative impact of ionosphere on the calculated position. This benefits consumer applications that make use of more accurate location information, especially in remote areas where network-based methods are less effective.

Latest News

The full GNSS User Technology Report 2020 is available for download
Tuesday, October 20, 2020

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) has just released its latest GNSS User Technology...

Rodrigo da Costa, Executive Director of the European GNSS Agency
Monday, October 19, 2020

On 16 October 2020, Rodrigo da Costa took up his duties as Executive Director of the European GNSS Agency...

European parliament in Brussels
Wednesday, October 14, 2020

On 12th October 2020, the European Parliament's Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), held an exchange...

Latest Documents

113 - Monthly Performance Report - September 2020 cover
Monthly performance report
Wednesday, October 7, 2020

This report presents the EGNOS services performance during September 2020. The report contains global results for the reported period...

112 - Monthly Performance Report - August 2020 cover
Monthly performance report
Monday, September 7, 2020

This report presents the EGNOS services performance during August 2020. The report contains global results for the reported period,...

111 - Monthly Performance Report - July 2020 cover
Monthly performance report
Friday, August 7, 2020

This report presents the EGNOS services performance during July 2020. The report contains global results for the reported period,...