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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

European space technology has proven to be determining to make efficient decisions
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

As was highlighted at the 2018 European Space Week special session on Interconnectivity, European space technology is...

EGNOS as an aid for blind explorers
Friday, January 11, 2019

On 3 December, as part of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Geko Navsat inaugurated the first accessible...

EGNOS User Satisfaction Survey
Friday, December 7, 2018

The European GNSS Agency (GSA) and the European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP) have launched the 2018 edition of its EGNOS...

Latest Documents

EGNOS Monthly Performance Report December 2018
Monthly performance report
Wednesday, January 9, 2019

This report presents the EGNOS services performance during December 2018. The report contains global results for the reported period,...

Service Notice #20 EGNOS GEO PRN 120 Decommissioning Cover
Service Notices
Thursday, December 20, 2018

The EGNOS Service Notices are notifications published whenever there is any complementary information that could have a relevant...

Service Notice #15 EGNOS Space Segment Update Cover
Service Notices
Thursday, December 20, 2018

The EGNOS Service Notices are notifications published whenever there is any complementary information that could have a relevant...