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Data Catalog

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Rinex

( Receiver Independent Exchange )

Industry

Construction

Agriculture

Urban Planning

Utilities

Application

Standardized format that stores raw satellite observation enabling compatibility between different GNSS softwares and allowing precise data analysis, post-processing and geodetic and applications.

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Geospatial Data Markup Language (GML)

Keyhole Markup Language (KML)

Industry

Web Mapping

Visualization

Navigation

Application

Format used for visualizing geographic data on web-based platform i.e. Google Earth. They support spatial data exchange, making them ideal for visual representation, sharing location-based information and navigation purposes

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XYZ or CSV

(Coordinate File Formats)

Industry

Construction

Agriculture

Urban Planning

Utilities

Application

XYZ or CSV formats provide basic coordinate information (latitude, longitude, altitude) in a simple tabular format. Readable files on various softwares and used for basic mapping, point positioning and data exchange in diverse industries

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LAS

(LiDAR Data Exchange)

Industry

Forestry

Urban Planning

Archaeology

Application

LAS format specifically used for LiDAR data however GNSS data can be integrated to provide positional information. It stores 3D point cloud data, crucial for creating high-resolution terrain models, analyzing vegetation and archaeological site mapping

 

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Shapefile (SHP) or Geodatabase (GDB) 

 Industry

GIS (Geographic Information systems)

Environmental Studies

Urban Planning

Application

Stores geographic data with attributes consisting of points, lines or polygons representing features on Earth’s surface. GNSS data integrated into GIS software for the purpose of mapping, analysis and decision-making in environmental, urban and natural resource studies.

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ESRI Grid or ASCII Grid 

Industry

Environmental Studies

Agriculture

Hydrology

Application

Formats store gridded data representing elevation, temperature, precipitation or other environmental variables. When combined with GNSS data, they enable terrain modelling, hydrological analysis, and environmental impact assessments.

Each format serves specific purposes and industries. Companies and professionals often choose formats based on their software compatibility, data analysis requirements, and the specific needs of their projects or applications. The choice of the GNSS data format depends on the intended use, compatibility with software tools, and the analytical requirements of the industry or project at hand.

Case Study : Rinex
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