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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

GPS Block III: a new generation of GPS satellites now included in the EGNOS solution
Friday, August 21, 2020

The new EGNOS configuration includes the GPS Block III new satellites since the 27th of July 2020.

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EGNOS BULLETIN Issue 33, Summer'20 Edition
Tuesday, August 4, 2020

The EGNOS Summer Bulletin edition is now available with the latest and most interesting contributions on the implementation of...

Teams should submit their initial ideas by 31 August 2020.
Monday, July 20, 2020

The European GNSS Agency (GSA), the operational agency of the European Commission for Galileo and EGNOS, is launching its...

Latest Documents

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,...

110 - Monthly Performance Report - June 2020 cover
Monthly performance report
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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