GPSdancer has been developed as a voluntary project of the IAG over the period 2006-2012.

Voluntary projects have no budget, but depend on people who work on one part or another in their own time, in evenings, weekends or holidays. Some contributors could work on a particular problem as part of their PhD study or post-doc work at a university. Others could contribute as part of their job, or from a position in some IAG or IGS Working Group. Some people provided ready-made solutions that would normally not be in the public domain, or that would have cost quite a lot of money. Some people just answered questions on nitty-gritty GPS processing details. Many people simply contributed through discussions at conferences, workshops, coffee breaks, internet forums, late night whiskeys and any other channel of communication. To all these people we say: thank you very much. GPSdancer would not have existed without you.

GPSdancer started with a few basic prototype algorithms in MathLab, and nobody really had any idea where it would go or how long it would take, or even if it would be possible at all to complete such a project. There was no systematic record of who did what, because there also was no way to anticipate availability of people or resources. Looking back, this opportunistic approach worked remarkably well but makes it difficult to properly thank everybody who helped the project forward.

However, some contributions deserve to be mentioned explicitly. This page offers fame and glory to those who have been relevant to the GPS Dancer project in one way or another. Of course, if you remember somebody (e.g. yourself) who is not mentioned here but seems worthy of a sticky note, please let me know immediately and accept my deepest apologies for such an oversight.

Thank you all for your help.





Project details

Ultimate Browsers SupportThe GPS Dancer project started in 2007 as a voluntary project of a working group of the International Association of Geodesy.

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Square dance algorithm

Great Docs and SupportThe GPS Dancer system was named after its "square dance" exchange algorithm. Of course, it also wants to to make the GPS reference frame denser.


Here, there be pirates

The Dancer on-line network became immune against internet connection problems by leaving the US marines, and becoming a pirate.

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