How to Download RTKLIB for Free and Use It for GNSS Positioning
RTKLIB is an open source program package for standard and precise positioning with GNSS (global navigation satellite system). It has many features and functions that make it a powerful and versatile tool for GNSS data processing and analysis. Whether you want to do real-time or post-processing positioning, RTKLIB can help you achieve accurate and reliable results.
In this article, we will show you how to download RTKLIB for free and use it for GNSS positioning. We will also introduce some of the main features and benefits of RTKLIB and how it can help you with your GNSS projects.
How to Download RTKLIB for Free
RTKLIB is available for free on the official website of RTKLIB: http://www.rtklib.com/. There, you can find the latest version of RTKLIB, as well as older versions and archives. You can also visit the GitHub page of RTKLIB: https://github.com/tomojitakasu/RTKLIB, where you can find the source code and documentation of RTKLIB.
To download RTKLIB for free, follow these steps:
Go to the official website of RTKLIB: http://www.rtklib.com/.
Click on the \"Download\" tab and choose the version of RTKLIB that you want to download. The latest stable version is 2.4.2 p13, while the latest development or beta version is 2.4.3 b34.
Click on the link to download the binary APs (application programs) for Windows or the full package with source programs and data.
Save the zip file on your computer and extract it to a folder of your choice.
Run the setup file to install the software or run the executable files directly from the folder.
How to Use RTKLIB for GNSS Positioning
RTKLIB consists of a portable program library and several APs (application programs) that utilize the library. The APs include:
RTKNAVI: a real-time positioning AP with GUI (graphical user interface)
RTKPLOT: a real-time / post-processing plot AP with GUI
RTKPOST: a post-processing positioning AP with GUI
RTKCONV: a RINEX converter AP with GUI
STRSVR: a stream server AP with GUI
STR2STR: a stream server AP without GUI
RNX2RTKP: a post-processing positioning AP without GUI
CONVBIN: a RINEX converter AP without GUI
To use RTKLIB for GNSS positioning, you need to have GNSS data in RINEX format or in receiver raw data format supported by RTKLIB. You also need to have base station data if you want to do differential or precise positioning. You can obtain GNSS data from various sources, such as your own receiver, online archives, FTP/HTTP servers, NTRIP servers, etc.
The general steps to use RTKLIB for GNSS positioning are:
Convert your GNSS data to RINEX format if necessary using RTKCONV or CONVBIN.
Select the positioning mode and options that suit your needs using RTKNAVI, RTKPLOT, RTKPOST, or RNX2RTKP.
Input your GNSS data and base station data (if needed) using serial, TCP/IP, NTRIP, local log file, or FTP/HTTP.
Start the positioning process and monitor the results using RTKNAVI, RTKPLOT, RTKPOST, or RNX2RTKP.
Analyze and export the results using RTKPLOT or other tools.
The Features and Benefits of RTKLIB