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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 Week 2019 hall
Monday, February 24, 2020

As one of the three European Space Programs, EGNOS had a prominent role at the European Space Week event that took place in...

EGNOS GEO-3 Payload
Friday, February 14, 2020

The GEO-3 payload of the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay System (EGNOS), hosted aboard the EUTELSAT 5 West B...

GSA HQ Team
Thursday, January 30, 2020

Carlo des Dorides took up his position as executive director of the European GNSS Agency (GSA) on February 1, 2011. In the...

Latest Documents

105 - Monthly Performance Report - January 2020
Monthly performance report
Friday, February 7, 2020

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

Service Notice #22 EGNOS Space Segment Updates in the First Quarter of 2020
Service Notices
Friday, January 17, 2020

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

104 - Monthly Performance Report - December 2019
Monthly performance report
Thursday, January 9, 2020

This report presents the EGNOS services performance during December 2019. The report contains global results for the reported period,...