Thales GPSDifferential Offers Sub-meter and Sub-foot Accuracy for Mobile GIS Software Applications

GPSDifferential software extension enables mobile GIS software solutions that automatically log raw GPS data for easy post processing, even without real-time corrections

Santa Clara, Calif. – March 16, 2006 –   Thales has introduced GPSDifferential Module, a software extension for MobileMapper CE that seamlessly adds the power of post processing to virtually any mobile GIS/mapping software application.  With the GPSDifferential Module, sub-meter and up to sub-foot mapping is easy to achieve, even where real-time corrections are not available, or when used in difficult signal environments required by applications such as forestry.

GPSDifferential Module is a software extension that fully integrates into third-party mobile GIS software applications. Behind the scenes and without interrupting normal workflow, GPSDifferential Module automatically logs the raw data that is required for reliable sub-meter post-processed differential corrections.  In certain conditions and with an external Thales GPS precision antenna, accuracy up to sub-foot can be consistently achieved.

The Thales GPSDifferential Module is a business partner and software integrator tool that includes MobileMapper Office software for post-processing.  When GPSDifferential Module is integrated into a GIS application, raw data collection functions can be accessed that will store the data in a separate raw data field that will be later recognized by MobileMapper Office.  This will affect neither real-time data collection storage nor the structure of the real-time data format. The raw data file stored by this software extension can be post-processed using MobileMapper Office.  Post-processed data is exported with attributes in industry standard formats.

Software Integrators find that GPSDifferential Module easily merges with their own solutions without the need to change the data structure to support post-processing or create office-based post-processing software.

About MobileMapper CE
MobileMapper CE is a handheld GPS receiver for GIS and many other data collection applications. It sets a new standard for performance and affordability. MobileMapper CE offers an impressive array of high-performance features, including real-time, sub-meter GPS positioning, embedded Microsoft Windows CE.NET, Bluetooth wireless technology, removable SD card memory and an all-day removable battery that make it attractive for a wide variety of demanding GIS data collection and mapping applications.

About MobileMapper Office
Thales MobileMapper Office is powerful office software that enables viewing, editing and exporting GIS data collected on the MobileMapper CE. MobileMapper Office enables map updates, post processing of GPS data and storage of GIS information for analysis.

About Thales
Thales is a leading international electronics and systems group serving defense, aerospace, security and services markets. The Group employs 60,000 people throughout the world and generated revenues of 10.3 billion Euros in 2005.

Thales’ navigation business is a global innovator of navigation and positioning solutions. The company markets its Magellan brand GPS products in vehicle navigation and outdoor markets, and its professional GPS and GNSS solutions in the survey, GIS/Mapping, and OEM markets that include consumer electronics, automotive navigation and high-precision applications.

Through its joint venture with Hertz, Thales Navigation has developed the Hertz NeverLost® vehicle navigation system.

Thales’ navigation business is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., with European headquarters in Carquefou, France. For more information, visit