The IGS network is a collection of heterogeneous stations operated by many different organizations pooling their resources under the IGS umbrella for the common good. Stringent rules are inconsistent with the voluntary nature of the IGS. However, participating stations must agree to adhere to the standards and conventions contained herein, which ensure the consistent high quality of the IGS network and products. Of particular importance to the IGS is the stable, long-term operation of the network.
The latest version of such standards are fully described here: IGS Site Guidelines July 2015
Site Log Manager
The IGS Site Log Manager (SLM) is a web based online application designed for the purpose of managing the Meta Data of IGS GNSS Ground based sites. It is located online at slm.igs.org. The SLM utilizes a MySQL Database with a web based User Interface that allows for uploading of the traditional IGS ASCII Logs and/or Manual Data Entry. The SLM Validates the data against a set of criteria defined at:
Interested in providing a station for the IGS?
This document is intended to serve as a checklist for station owners and operators (SO) in proposing new IGS stations.
To initiate the application, submit the following information by email to the Central Bureau or complete the online application form.