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

Aerial image of Dublin announcing the EGNOS workshop
Thursday, March 21, 2024

The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA), together with European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP), held a two-day…

New Websites and ESMAS news image
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

The European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) declared the new EGNOS Safety of Life (SoL) assisted service for MAritime…

Latest Documents

Monthly performance report
Thursday, May 09, 2024

This report presents the EGNOS services performance during April 2024. The report contains global results for the reported period,…

Monthly performance report
Friday, April 05, 2024

This report presents the EGNOS services performance during March 2024. The report contains global results for the reported period,…

Service Notices
Wednesday, March 13, 2024

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