All relevant algorithms behind the GPSdancer solution method have been published through peer-reviewed scientific journals or conference proceedings. This was not only useful for having the algorithms scrutinized by independent experts (e.g. the method of perfect constraints), but also ensures that the GPSdancer algorithms are now in the public domain, and can no longer be patented by commercial companies or individuals. For instance, patenting of the square dance algorithm by a GNSS receiver manufacturer would create a monopoly position in the development of smart receivers, which is not in line with the open atmosphere of IGS and IAG.

In addition to a few of these formal publications, a variety of oral presentations and poster presentations were held about the GPSdancer system in general, about its network logic, about the mathematics behind the solution method or simply to report the status of the GPSdancer project to various parties in the IAG or IGS. Some of these presentations can also be downloaded here below, in PowerPoint format or PDF format.

H. Boomkamp, Distributed processing for large geodetic solutions, in "Reference Frames for Applications in Geosciences", International Association of Geodesy Symposia, Vol. 138, pp 13-18, Springer, 2013

H. Boomkamp, Global GPS reference frame solutions of unlimited size, Advances in Space Research, Vol. 46, Iss. 2, pp 136-143, July 2010

Poster presented at the 45th AGU Fall Meeting, 3-7 December 2012, San Francisco, USA.

Poster presented at the IGS Workshop, 23-27 July 2012, Olsztyn, Poland.


Poster presented at the 43rd AGU Fall Meeting, 13-17 December 2010, San Francisco, USA.

Poster presented at the IGS Workshop, 28 June - 1 July 2010, Newcastle, UK.

Presentation held at the REFAG 2014 symposium, 13-17 October 2014, Kirchberg, Luxembourg.

Presentation held at the IAG Scientific Assembly, September 1-6, Potsdam, Germany

Presentation held at the REFAG 2010 symposium, 4-8 October 2010, Marne-la-Vallée, France.

Presentation held at the splinter meeting on Smart Receivers at the IGS Workshop, 28 June - 1 July 2010, Newcastle, UK. 

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