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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

Synergies between GNSS and Earth observation can help tackle many of the challenges that Europe faces.
Friday, June 12, 2020

By reinforcing synergies with other space technologies and working with all the Member States, while creating a favourable...

EGNOS GEO satellite
Thursday, May 28, 2020

EGNOS, the European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service, has been augmenting the GPS signal and providing services to...

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Friday, May 8, 2020

As the European Union celebrates Europe Day on May 9, we take a look at how the EU space programmes, themselves a result of...

Latest Documents

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,...

109 - Monthly Performance Report - May 2020
Monthly performance report
Friday, June 5, 2020

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