[Loadstone] User Range Error

Shawn Kirkpatrick shawn at odyssey.cm.nu
Mon Dec 3 11:52:34 GMT 2007


The receiver's output isn't in metres. To get it in to something useful to 
people it needs to be multiplied by the receiver's user range error.

On Mon, 3 Dec 2007, Sandberg, Robert wrote:

> Hi Shawn!
> So the value I set in the User Range Error setting is the factor by
> which the accuracy value from the receiver is multiplied? I still don't
> understand of what use this is. Why should I want to multiply the
> receiver's output by anything? What's the advantage of altering the
> receiver's output to any degree?
> By the way, the info that higher values produce more accurate readings
> in urban canyons comes from the documentation.
> Cheers,
> Robbie Sandberg
> -----Original Message-----
> From: loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com
> [mailto:loadstone-bounces at loadstone-gps.com] On Behalf Of Shawn
> Kirkpatrick
> Sent: 03 December 2007 10:26
> To: loadstone at loadstone-gps.com
> Subject: Re: [Loadstone] User Range Error
>
> The user range error setting is multiplied by the accuracy value from
> the
> gps receiver to give an estimated accuracy in metres. I doubt a higher
> value
> would give you better results. You can probably use the default of 8
> unless
> you know that your receiver does better or worse.
>
> On Mon, 3 Dec 2007, Sandberg, Robert wrote:
>
>> Hi folks!
>> I've read the documentation and the article on GPS receivers and I
> still
>> don't know what the accuracy setting does.
>> I understand that the accuracy of a reading can vary, depending on the
>> environment, I.e. open country or inner city. But I don't get what the
>> setting in Loadstone has to do with it, or why higher values should
>> produce more accurate readings in urban canyons. Can someone put me
> out
>> of my misery please?
>> Cheers,
>>
>> Robbie Sandberg
>>
>>
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