GNSS User Technology Report

The GNSS User Technology Report, a sister publication to the GNSS Market Report, is published every two years and takes an in-depth look at the latest state-of-the-art GNSS receiver technology, along with providing expert analysis on the trends that will shape the global GNSS landscape in the coming years. 

GNSS user technology – in a nutshell

The GNSS User Technology Report begins with a comprehensive overview of GNSS user technology. The Report also takes a closer look at how changes in user needs, GNSS systems, and the underlying technologies all impact receiver design. Specific developments and typical solutions for a given application area are also presented, including: Location Based Services, Agriculture, Transportation (Aviation, Maritime, Rail, Road), and Surveying and Timing & Synchronisation.

These applications are grouped within three macrosegments:

  1. Mass market solutions: presenting high-volume receivers for consumer devices. Automotive (not safety critical), consumer drones, smartphones, and specialised Internet of Things (IoT) devices from mHealth to robotics are all covered.
  2. Transport safety- and liability-critical solutions: presenting receivers built in accordance with standards to deliver such solutions. Automotive, aviation, professional drones, maritime, search and rescue and, new to this issue of the TR, space-borne GNSS applications are all covered.
  3. High precision and timing solutions: presenting receivers designed to deliver the highest accuracy (position or time) possible. Agriculture, GIS, Surveying and Timing and Synchronisation applications are all covered.


The GNSS User Technology Report is written with the contribution of leading GNSS receiver and chipset manufacturers. Its purpose is to serve as a valuable tool for planning and decision-making in regards to developing, purchasing and using GNSS user technology. 

Latest GNSS User Technology Report

GNSS User Technology Report Issue 2, October 2018

Previous GNSS User Technology Report

GNSS User Technology Report Issue 1, October 2016

Updated: Oct 10, 2018