The IGS collects, archives, and freely distributes Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) observation data sets from a cooperatively operated global network of ground tracking stations. IGS stations provide continuous tracking using high accuracy receivers and have data transmission facilities allowing for rapid (minimally: daily) data transmission to the data centers.
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:
Access to the Site Log Manager is restricted to authorized users. For access, please contact David Maggert at firstname.lastname@example.org.