The IGS collects, archives, and freely distributes Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) observation data sets from a cooperatively operated global network of ground tracking stations.
IGS stations provide continuous tracking using high accuracy receivers and have data transmission facilities allowing for rapid (minimally: daily) data transmission to the data centers. The stations must meet physical and operational requirements as provided by the "IGS Site Guidelines."
Station data is archived and distributed by the IGS Data Centers.
- Current IGS Site Guidelines
- Propose New Site for IGS
- New Station Checklist
- DOMES Number Request (IGN)
- 4-Character site code checker (SOPAC)
- IGS Antenna Files Information
- Receiver and antenna naming conventions: rcvr_ant.tab
- Antenna file as of April, 2013: igs08.atx
- Site Log Manager (for qualified station operators)
- Blank Site Log Form (for historical purposes)
- Site Log Instructions
- Site log validation tool
- Station Advisory e-mails
- Network Section of Knowledgebase
- ITRF coordinates of the IGS stations
- Network maps (graphical versions)