ESA launches Satellite Navigation Wiki "Navipedia"

ESA has introduced its own wiki-based information source, Navipedia, which is also the first ever ESA technical wiki opened to the public. Anyone can comment, propose modification to an existing article, suggest a new topic or submit a draft article. There are more than 400 articles on the site to date covering the fundamental principles of satellite navigation, how receivers operate, the various systems in current or future operation around the globe and GNSS-related services and applications.

“GNSS information on the internet is scattered widely and not always technically correct,” commented Guenter Hein, ESA’s Head of Galileo Operations and Evolution as to why Navipedia was created. “We also noticed many GNSS books were quickly outdated.” Navipedia is addressed to a wide range of users from GNSS institutions and industry to academia and the public interested in knowing more.

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