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2011 UNAVCO GPS Data Policy

Approved by the Board of Directors on 15 October 2009.
Effective for data collected after January 1, 2011.

See our 2011 Data Policy FAQ for clarification of exclusive use periods and attribution procedures when using data from community contributed data sets.

Archiving of data

All UNAVCO-facilitated GPS and other GNSS data and metadata must be archived at UNAVCO upon collection. Data providers are responsible for providing attribution information with submitted data, including sponsor and provider contact information.


Metadata will be made publicly available when placed in the archive. Data will be made publicly available when placed in the archive, unless an investigator has documented a period of exclusive use that is specified by the sponsor, typically in the award letter.


By accessing data from the UNAVCO archive, users agree to appropriate attribution to providers and their sponsors, acknowledgment of UNAVCO and its sponsors, and to adherence to professional and ethical standards.

Streaming (low latency or “real-time”) data are governed by a separate policy.

Last modified: Monday, 19-May-2014 18:15:50 UTC


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