SIRGAS web site history

July, 2020

SIRGAS station decommissioned: BAIR00BRA (Irece)

May, 2020

The first Webinar SIRGAS was realised on May 14, 2020 on the topic “Activities and Products of the SIRGAS Analysis Centres”. It had an approximate duration of one hour and counted on about 200 participants.

Actividades y productos de los centros de análisis SIRGAS. J.A. Tarrío, Universidad Santiago de Chile, Santigo de Chile. Webinar SIRGAS, May 14, 2020. Presentation also available in YouTube.

Given this successful experience, the SIRGAS Executive Committee will continue promoting these events. Next webinars will be opportunely announced by the social media channels of SIRGAS: facebook, twitter, linkedin, and YouTube. The SIRGAS webinars are collected at www.sirgas.org/en/events/webinar/.

March, 2020

New SIRGAS stations: MGJP00BRA (Belo Horizonte), MGLA00BRA (Lavras), PBPT00BRA (Patos), RJNI00BRA (Niteroi), RSSL00BRA (Sao Leopoldo), CEEC00ECU (Celica)

January, 2020

SIRGAS station decommissioned: ESMR00ECU (Esmeraldas)

December, 2019

New SIRGAS stations: DPEC00ECU (Posorja), OREC00ECU (Machala), PAEC00ECU (Pedernales), PLEC00ECU (Palanda), POEC00ECU (Portoviejo), TPEC00ECU (Tiputini), TSEC00ECU (Taisha), UYMA00URY (Maldonado)

SIRGAS in the social media

SIRGAS opens new communication channels. Since Dec 2019, SIRGAS can be followed in facebook, twitter, linkedin, and youtube. Our colleague José Antonio Tarrío Mosquera from the Universidad de Santiago de Chile takes care of keeping us informed.

November, 2019

New SIRGAS authorities

According to the SIRGAS Bylaws, each four years the SIRGAS Directing Council elects new SIRGAS president and vicepresident, who also appoint chairs for the SIRGAS working groups to conform the SIRGAS Executive Committee. The members of the SIRGAS Executive Committee for the period 2019 - 2023 are:

President: Sonia Maria Alves Costa, Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica, Rio de Janeiro - Brazil
Vicepresident: Diego Alejandro Piñon, Instituto Geográfico Nacional, Buenos Aires - Argentina
Chair of the WGI (Reference System): Víctor Cioce, La Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo - Venezuela
Chair of the WGII (SIRGAS at National Level): tbc
Chair of the WGIII (Datum vertical): Gabriel do Nascimento Guimarães, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia, Uberlândia - Brazil.

New SIRGAS analysis centre for the neutral atmosphere

CIMA (Centro de Ingeniería in Mendoza, Argentina) acts as the new SIRGAS analysis centre for the neutral atmosphere. Based on the tropospheric Zenith Path Delays (ZPD) delivered by the SIRGAS processing centres within the weekly processing of the SIRGAS reference stations, CIMA provides hourly combined troposphere estimates of high-reliability for each SIRGAS station. This analysis centre is operated by the Facultad de Ingeniería of the Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (UNCuyo, Mendoza, Argentina) in cooperation with the Facultad de Ingeniería of the Universidad Juan Agustín Maza (Mendoza, Argentina) and with support of the Argentinean Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICET). The corresponding activities are conducted by María Laura Mateo, María Virginia Mackern, María Fernanda Camisay, Paola Morichetti, Patricia Rosell, and Gerardo Granados.

New SIRGAS processing centre

In the frame of the Symposium SIRGAS2019, the SIRGAS experimental processing centre operated by the Universidad de Santiago de Chile became an official SIRGAS processing centre. The weekly solutions delivered by this processing centre are now combined with the solutions provided by the other processing centres to generate the station coordiantes of the SIRGAS reference network. The acronym of this new processing centre is USC, its weekly solutions contain about 105 stations, and the cooresponsing activities are conducted by José Antonio Tarrío Mosquera, Marcelo Silva Caverlotti, José Luis Borcosque Díaz, Bernardo Andres Barraza López, and Fernando Isla.

August, 2019

New SIRGAS stations: AMPT00BRA (Parintins), RJVA00BRA (Vassouras)

SIRGAS stations decommissioned: CLEC00ECU (Celica), MSCB00BRA (Corumbá), MTCO00BRA (Colider), MTSF00BRA (São Felix do Araguaia)

June, 2019

SIRGAS stations decommissioned: RIOD00BRA (Río de Janeiro), ROCD00BRA (Colorado D'Oeste)

May, 2019

A new SIRGAS Experimental Processing Centre in CHILE

The Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Santiado de Chile, Chile acts as a SIRGAS Experimental Processing Centre since May 1, 2019. The main characteristics of this Processing Centre are:

Name: Universidad de Santiago de Chile: Centro de Procesamiento y Análisis Geodésico USC (Chile)
Abbreviation: USC
Software: Software GNSS Bernese, version 5.2
Team: José Antonio Tarrío Mosquera, Marcelo Silva Caverlotti, José Luis Borcosque Díaz, Angela Paz Ortega Castro, Bernardo Andres Barraza López, Fernando Isla, Gonzalo Andres Lira Carrasco, Richard Alfredo Quiroga Rivas, Karina Alejandra Salinas Padilla, Patricio Ignacio Manuel Dario Cepeda Vargas, Bastian Ignacio Figueroa Carvajal, Jesarella Betania Inzunza Muñoz

New SIRGAS stations: AMCR00BRA (Coari), BAPA00BRA (Paulo Afonso), ESNV00BRA (Nova Venecia), MGJF00BRA (Juiz de Fora), MGTO00BRA (Teofilo Otoni), MSBL00BRA (Bela Vista), MSJR00BRA (Jardim), MSMN00BRA (Mundo Novo), MSPM00BRA (Porto Murtinho), PERC00BRA (Recife), PRUR00BRA (Umuarama)

March, 2019

SIRGAS stations decommissioned: AUCA00ECU (Auca), BERR00COL (Berrio), LPEC00ECU (Las Peñas), LREC00ECU (Lorocachi), MECO00ARG (Mercedes)

October, 2018

SIRGAS stations decommissioned:  AMTA00BRA (Tabatinga), GOUG00SHN (Gough), SPPI00BRA (Piracicaba), VESL00ATA (Vesleskarvet)

September, 2018

New SIRGAS stations: AM0400PER (Nieva), AY0200PER (Coracora), CJ0100PER (Cajamarca), CN1900ABW (Noord), CN3900VEN (Quebrada Arriba), CN4100VEN (El Baul), CS0100PER (Wanchaq), GOL200USA (Goldstone), HC0300PER (Amarilis), IC0100PER (Ica), JU0300PER (Chanchamayo), LR0100PER (Belen), PU0200PER (La Union), TC0100PER (Tacna)

SIRGAS stations decommissioned: AMMU00BRA (Maues), AZUE00PAN (Chitre), BARI00GTM (Huehuetenando), CATR00GTM (Santa Catarina), CHIS00GTM (Chisec), COAT00GTM (Coatepeque), COTZ00GTM (Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa), CRCS00VEN (Caracas), CUM300VEN (Cumana), ELEN00GTM (Santa Elena), FLOR00COL (Florencia), GVRE00COL (San Jose del Guaviare), HUEH00GTM (Huehuetenango), ITAM00BRA (Itacoatiara), MARA00VEN (Maracaibo), MOTE00COL (Monteria), NARA00GTM (El Naranjo), POPT00GTM (Poptun), RIOH00COL (Riohacha), RUBI00COL (Puerto Gaitan), SAYA00GTM (Sayaxche), TAXI00GTM (Taxisco), TIKA00GTM (Tikal), TINT00GTM (La Tinta), YOPA00COL (Yopal)

August, 2018

SIRGAS station decommissioned: MCL100BRA (Montes Claros)

May, 2018

New SIRGAS stations: APMA00BRA (Macapa), EACH00BRA (Sao Paulo), MA0100ARG (Neuquen), MSMJ00BRA (Maracaju), MTCA00BRA (Caceres), MTIT00BRA (Itiquira), MTNM00BRA (Nova Mutum), MTSC00BRA (Barao de Malgaço), SCCA00BRA (Caçador), SPOR00BRA (Ourinhos)

SIRGAS stations decommissioned: CALL00PER (El Callao), COAM00BRA (Coari), IQUI00PER (Iquitos), SRNW00SUR (Nieuw Nickerie), HER200MEX (Hermosillo), MRLS00GTM (Morales), TEG200HND (Tegucigalpa)

February, 2018

SIRGAS station decommissioned: RECF -  Recife, Brazil

January, 2018

SIRGAS stations decommissioned: PDEC -  Palanda, Ecuador; SCEC -  San Cristobal, Galapagos, Ecuador

October 2017

A complete Portuguese version of the SIRGAS web page is available thanks to the efforts of our colleagues Wagner Carrupt Machado and Gabriel do Nascimento Guimarães from the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (Brazil), who took care of the translation.

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS network:

Brazil: ALMA (Maceio), CORU (Corumbá), ITAI (Foz do Iguaçu), MGMT (Monte Carmelo), MSCB (Corumbá), MSNV (Naviraí), MSPP (Ponta Pora), MTGA (Barra do Garças), MTLA (Pontes e Lacerda), MTLE (Primavera do Leste), PAAR (Altamira), RSPF (Passo Fundo)

September, 2017

SIRGAS stations decommissioned: AREV -  Arequipa, Peru; PALV - Palmer, Antarctica; PAAT - Altamira, Brazil

August, 2017

SIRGAS station decommissioned: VUKE -  Orosi, Costa Rica

July, 2017

USA: a new SIRGAS member

The United States of America, following the SIRGAS bylaws, applied to become a member country of SIRGAS. The application was carried out by the NOAA's National Geodetic Survey (NGS), who provides the framework for all positioning activities in this country. Since all the requirements were satisfied, USA are a SIRGAS member since July 13, 2017.

The following station is added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Chile: USCL (Santiago de Chile)

June, 2017

The following station is added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Bolivia: BSUC (Sucre)

May, 2017

SIRGAS station decommissioned: MAPA -  Macapa, Brazil

March, 2017

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Costa Rica: NYCO (Nicoya), VERA (Cano Negro)
Brazil: SPBP (Braganca Paulista)
Grenada: GRE1 (Sauteurs)

SIRGAS-CON station decommissioned: OURI -  Ourinhos, Brazil

February, 2017

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

IGS global network: AGGO (Argentinean-German Geodetic Observatory, La Plata, Argentina)
Panama: CHEP (Chepo), PMEC (Penonomé), PUAR (Puerto Armuelles)

January, 2017

New IGS reference frame: IGS14

The IGS products are computed on the new reference frame IGS14 since January 29, 2017 (GPS week 1934). Given that the weekly analysis of the SIRGAS reference frame is based on the IGS products (i.e. final orbits, Earth orientation parameters, satellite clock offsets), the weekly station positions of SIRGAS refer also to the IGS14 starting with the GPS week 1934. The determination, use, and maintenance of the IGS14 as the IGS reference frame, as well as its relationship with the ITRF2014 and the previous IGS08/IGb08 are presented in the IGS message [IGSMAIL-7399].

The following station is added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Argentina: MZRF (San Rafael)

December, 2016

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Antartica: UYBA (Base Científica Antártica Artigas)
Uruguay: UYIF (Isla de Las Flores)

November, 2016

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Bolivia: RDEO (Challapata)
Brazil: AMBC (Barcelos), APS1 (Santana), BABJ (Bom Jesus da Lapa), MSAQ (Aquidauana), MTNX (Nova Xavantina), SPS1 (Sorocaba)
IGS global network: BJCO (Cotonou, Benini), CKIS (Cook Islands), GODE (Greenbelt, USA), KOKB (Kauai, USA), LMMF (Le Lamentin, Martinique), OHI3 (O'Higgins, Antactica), STJO (St. John's, Canada), VNDP (Vandenberg, USA)

SIRGAS-CON stations decommissioned: MTBA -  Barra do Garças, Brazil

October, 2016

SIRGAS-CON stations decommissioned: MZSR -  San Rafael, Argentina

September, 2016

SIRGAS-CON stations decommissioned: USLP -  San Luis Potosi, Mexico; PJEC -  Pajan, Ecuador; SMRT - Saint Marteen, Netherlands

August, 2016

New velocity model VEMOS2015

A new SIRGAS Velocity Model (VEMOS2015) was inferred from GNSS (GPS+GLONASS) measurements gained after the strong earthquakes occurred in 2010 in Chile and Mexico. It is based exclusively on the multi-year solution SIR15P01, which comprises 456 continuously operating GNSS stations covering a five years period from March 14, 2010 to April 11, 2015. VEMOS2015 covers the region from 55°S, 110°W to 32°N, 35°W with a spatial resolution of 1° x 1°. The average prediction uncertainty is ±0.6 mm/a in the north-south direction and ±1.2 mm/a in the east-west direction. The maximum is ±9 mm/a in the Maule deformation zone (Chile) while the minimum values of about ±0.1 mm/a occur in the stable eastern part of the South American plate. VEMOS2015 is available at https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.863132.

When using VEMOS2015, please always quote the following citation:

Sánchez L., Drewes H. (2016): VEMOS2015: Velocity and deformation model for Latin America and the Caribbean, doi: 10.1594/PANGAEA.863131, supplement to:
Sánchez L. Drewes H. (2016): Crustal deformation and surface kinematics after the 2010 earthquakes in Latin America. Journal of Geodynamics, doi: 10.1016/j.jog.2016.06.005.

New multi-year solution SIR15P01

The IGS RNAAC SIR (IGS Regional Network Associate Analysis Centre for SIRGAS) under the responsibility of DGFI-TUM (Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut, Technische Universität München) released recently a new multi-year solution for the SIRGAS reference frame. This solution, called SIR15P01, was computed using GNSS (GPS+GLONASS) observations gained after the strong earthquakes occurred in 2010 in Chile and Mexico. It covers a five years period from 2010-03-14 to 2015-04-11. SIR15P01 includes positions and velocities of 303 SIRGAS reference stations and 153 additional stations, which are considered to improve the station distribution towards a post-seismic surface velocity model. SIR15P01 refers to the IGb08 frame, epoch 2013.0. The averaged RMS precision for the station positions at the reference epoch is ±0.7 mm in the north-south component, ±0.9 mm in the east-west component, and ±3.5 mm in the height. The averaged RMS precision for the station velocities is ±0.5 mm/a in the north-south component, ±0.8 mm/a in the east-west component, and ±1.6 mm/a in the vertical component. Results are available at https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.863132.

When using SIR15P01 data, please always quote the following citation:

Sánchez, L; Drewes, H (2016): SIR15P01: Multiyear solution for the SIRGAS Reference Frame, doi: 10.1594/PANGAEA.862536, supplement to:
Sánchez L. Drewes H. (2016): Crustal deformation and surface kinematics after the 2010 earthquakes in Latin America. Journal of Geodynamics, doi: 10.1016/j.jog.2016.06.005

SIRGAS-CON stations decommissioned: MSCO -  Corumba, Brazil; MTVB -  Vila Bela da Santíssima Trindade, Brazil

May, 2016

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Argentina: BCH1 (Bariloche)
Costa Rica: VUKE (Orosi)

April, 2016

SIRGAS-CON stations decommissioned: PEEC -  Pedernales, Ecuador; PVEC -  Portoviejo, Ecuador; NICY -  Nicoya, Costa Rica

March, 2016

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Brazil: AMTA (Tabatinga)
Ecuador: PVEC (Puertoviejo)
Peru: AN02 (Chimbote), AP01 (Abancay), HV01 (Huancavelica), LB01 (Chiclayo), LI01 (Lima), SM01 (Moyobamba)

SIRGAS-CON station decommissioned: GRE0 -  Grenada

February, 2016

SIRGAS-CON station decommissioned: BOMJ -  Bom Jesus da Lapa, Brazil

January, 2016

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Brazil: AMHA (Humaita), AMMU (Maues), AMUA (Manaus), BAIT (Itaberaba), GOUR (Uruacu), IFSC (Florianopolis), ITAM (Itacoatiara), PASM (Santarem), SPC1 (Campinas)
Ecuador: QUI3 (Quito)
Uruguay: MTV1 (Montevideo)

SIRGAS-CON stations decommissioned: APSA -  Santana, Brazil; CHIH -  Chihuahua, Mexico; PTEC -  Portoviejo, Ecuador

December, 2015

New SIRGAS authorities

According to the SIRGAS Bylaws, each four years the SIRGAS Directing Council elects new SIRGAS president and vicepresident, who also appoint chairs for the SIRGAS working groups to conform the SIRGAS Executive Committee. The members of the SIRGAS Executive Committee for the period 2015 - 2019 are:

President: William Alberto Martínez Díaz, Departamento Administrativo Nacional de Estadística, Bogotá - Colombia
Vicepresident: María Virginia Mackern Oberti, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Universidad Juan Agustín Maza, Mendoza, Argentina
Chair of the WGI (Reference System): Víctor Cioce, La Universidad del Zulia, Maracaibo, Venezuela
Chair of the WGII (SIRGAS at National Level): Roberto Pérez Rodino, Universidad de la República, Uruguay
Chair of the WGIII (Datum vertical): Sílvio Rogério Correia de Freitas, Universidade Federal do Parana, Curitiba, Brazil.

SIRGAS-CON station decommissioned: SPSO -  Sorocaba, Brazil

November, 2015

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Bolivia: CBMB (Cotapachi)
Costa Rica: CIQE (Ciudad Quesada), CRLP (Pavas)
Ecuador: BHEC (Babahoyo)
Peru: AQ01 (Arequipa), MD01 (Puerto Maldonado), PI01 (San Miguel de Piura), UC01 (Pucallpa)
Uruguay: UYAR (Artigas), UYCO (Colonia del Sacramento), UYFD (Florida), UYFS (Trinidad), UYLA (Minas), UYPT (Paso de los Toros), UYRV (Vichadero), UYSA (Salto), UYSG (San Gregorio de Polanco), UYSJ (San José de Mayo), UYTD (Arapey), UYTT (Treinta y Tres)
IGS: CPVG (Cape Verde), RDSD (Dominican Republic), ASCG (Ascension Islands)

September, 2015

SIRGAS-CON station decommissioned: SLOR -  San Lorenzo, Honduras (IGS global network)

August, 2015

SIRGAS-CON stations decommissioned: COPO -  Copiapo, Chile (IGS global network); VALP -  Valparaiso, Chile (IGS global network), BUE2 -  San Martin, Bs As, Argentina (IGS global network); QUI1 -  Quito, Ecuador (IGS global network); BCHE -  Bariloche, Argentina;  CRCP -  Pavas, Costa Rica; EXU0 - George Town, Bahamas

July, 2015

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Argentina: ABRA (Abra Pampa), BCHE (Bariloche), MZAL (Lavalle), RECO (Reconquista)
Brazil: AMPR (Parintins), APLJ (Laranjal do Jari), BEPA (Belem), COAM (Coari), JAMG (Jaiba), MTJI (Juína), SPFE (Fernandopolis), SPFR (Franca)
Costa Rica: UCRI (San Pedro)
Ecuador: ABEC (Ambato), FOEC (Francisco de Orellana), GUEC (Guayaquil), LPEC (Las Peñas), ONEC (Chone), PEEC (Pedernales), SIEC (Santa Isabel)

May, 2015

SIRGAS-CON station decommissioned: PAST -  Santarem, Brazil

April, 2015

SIRGAS-CON station decommissioned: CONZ -  Concepcion, Chile (IGS global network)

March, 2015

Dominican Republic: a new SIRGAS member

The Dominican Republic became a new SIRGAS member in March 2015. This procedure started in the frame of the "School on Reference Systems, Crustal Deformation and Ionosphere Monitoring" held in Panama City in October 2013. This was a capacity building activity supported by the project "Monitoring crustal deformation and the ionosphere by GPS in the Caribbean" sponsored by the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) through the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth's Interior (IASPEI), the International Association of Geodesy (IAG), and the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (IAGA). This School was also supported by the Pan-American Institute for Geography and History (PAIGH). Thanks to the contact established in that opportunity, representatives of the Dominican Republic participated in the SIRGAS Symposia 2013 and 2014. As a result of this approach, we welcome the Dominican Republic as a new SIRGAS member and announce that the Symposium SIRGAS 2015 will take place in Santo Domingo under the coordination of the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña (UNPHU).

January, 2015

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Brazil: AMTE (Tefe), MSCO (Corumba), PICR (Corrente), PIFL (Floriano), RNPF (Pau dos Ferros), RSCL (Cerro Largo), RSPE (Pelotas), SPDR (Dracena), SPLI (Lins-Unilins), SPPI (Piracicaba), SPSO (Sorocaba), SPTU (Tupa)
Uruguay: UYCL (Melo), UYRI (Rivera)

SIRGAS-CON station decommissioned: SPCA -  Campinas, Brazil

December, 2014

SIRGAS-CON station decommissioned: MHEC -  Machala, Ecuador

October, 2014

SIRGAS-CON stations decommissioned: GTK0 -  Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands, UK; AMHU -  Humaita, Brazil

September, 2014

SIRGAS-CON station decommissioned: GYEC -  Guayaquil, Ecuador

August, 2014

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Argentina: MZAU (La Consulta), MZGA (General Alvear), PEJO (Pehuajo), YEMA (Laguna Yema)
Colombia: RUBI (Puerto Gaitán)
Costa Rica: LIBE (Liberia), LIMN (Limón), NEIL (Ciudad Neilly), NICY (Nicoya), PUNT (Puntarenas), RIDC (Curridabat), SAGE (San Isidro de El General)

June, 2014

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Bolivia: BLPZ (El Alto)
Brazil: CESB (Sobral), GVA1 (Governador Valadares), MABB (Bacabal), MCL1 (Montes Claros), MGV1 (Varginha), PEAF (Afogados da Ingazeira), SCAQ (Araquari), SCFL (Florianopolis), SJSP (Sao Jose dos Campos), UBE1 (Uberlandia)

April, 2014

SIRGAS-CON stations decommissioned: CBSB -  Stake Bay, Cayman Islands, UK; MCLA -  Montes Claros, Brazil; GVAL -  Gov. Valadares, Brazil

March, 2014

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Colombia: BECE (Becerril)
Ecuador: CXEC (Cotopaxi), EPEC (Sangolqui), SCEC (Galápagos)
Nicaragua CN30 (Freeport)

February, 2014

SIRGAS-CON stations decommissioned: MAGA -  Magangue, Colombia

January, 2014

Experimental Processing Centre become official

The SIRGAS Experimental Processing Centre CNPDG-UNA (Centro Nacional de Procesamiento de Datos GNSS, Universidad Nacional, Costa Rica) became Official Processing Centre according to a directive given by the SIRGAS Directing Council (see Resolution No. 1 of October 26, 2013). From January 1, 2014, the individual solutions generated by this Centre are combined with the solutions provided by the existing Centres (CEPGE, CPAGS-LUZ, DGFI, IBGE, IGAC, IGM-Cl, IGN-Ar, INEGI, SGM-Uy) to produce the final solutions of the SIRGAS reference frame. This processing centre was operative until December 31, 2018.

December, 2013

SIRGAS-CON station decommissioned: BDOS -  Barbados (IGS global network)

November, 2013

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

IGS global network: AREV (Arequipa, Peru), CRCP (Pavas, Costa Rica), KOUG (Kourou, French Guyana), PALV (Palmer, Antarctica).

October, 2013

A new SIRGAS Experimental Processing Centre in BOLIVIA

The Instituto Geográfico Militar (IGM-Bo), La Paz, Bolivia acts as a SIRGAS Experimental Processing Centre since the GPS week 1761 (October 6, 2013). The main characteristics of this Processing Centre are:

Name: CEPAG-IGM: Centro de Procesamiento y Análisis de Datos GNSS del Instituto Geográfico Militar de Bolivia
Abbreviation: BLV
Processed stations: AMCO, AREQ, BATF, BOMJ, BRAZ, BRFT, CALL, CATA, CHAC, CHPI, COPO, CRUZ, CUIB, GOJA, IACR, IQQE, IQUI, MABA, MGBH, MSCG, MTCN, MTCO, MTVB, NAUS, PAIT, PISR, PITN, POAL, POVE, PRMA, RECF, RIOB, RIOP, RNNA, ROCD, ROGM, ROJI, SALU, SAVO, SCRZ, SJRP, SVIC, TOPL, TUCU, UFPR, UNSA, URUS, UYNI, YCBA.
Software: Software GNSS Bernese, version 5.2, Windows
Team: Arturo Echalar, Mario Sandoval Nava, Daniel Espinoza Condori, David Morales Arce, Nelson Olivares Escobar, Rubén de La Cruz Quispe, Tito Flores Torrejón, Wilber Delgado Gutíerrez, Wilson Soria Sotez.

The installation of this Experimental Processing Centre has been possible thanks to a cooperation agreement subscribed between the German Geodetic Research Institute (DGFI), the University of Bern (UniBern, Switzerland) and the Instituto Geográfico Militar of Bolivia.

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Brazil: BAIL (Ilheus), GOGY (Goiania), MSDR (Dourados), PBJP (Joao Pessoa), PRCV (Cascavel), RSAL (Alegrete), SEAJ (Sao Cristovao)
Ecuador: ALEC (Alausi), CHEC (El Chaco), CLEC (Celica), COEC (Tulcan), ECEC (El Carmen), EREC (Riobamba), GZEC (Gualaquiza), IBEC (Ibarra), PDEC (Palanda), PJEC (Pajan), PREC (Palora), SEEC (Santa Elena).

SIRGAS-CON stations decommissioned: ZACA -  Gualan, Guatemala; UBER -  Uberlandia, Brazil; MGVA -  Varginha, Brazil

July, 2013

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Brazil: PAST (Santarem)
Colombia: BEJA (Barrancabermeja)
Ecuador: MHEC (Machala), NJEC (Naranjal), TNEC (Tena).

June, 2013

SIRGAS-CON station decommissioned: CHIQ -  Chicaman, Guatemala

May, 2013

The following station is added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

AACR: Pavas, Costa Rica.

March, 2013

Experimental SIRGAS Caster

Under the umbrella of the project SIRGAS in Real Time, a service called Experimental SIRGAS Caster has been implemented with the main purpose of publishing GNSS data in real time using NTRIP. This caster is hosted by the Laboratorio del Grupo de Geodesia Satelital de Rosario, at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario, Argentina. The identification of the caster is IP: 200.3.123.65 Port: 2101. The data access is free of charge; however, users are requested to fill a registration form out, where they accept the terms of use, and apply for a username and a password to have access to the data. The registration form is available at www.fceia.unr.edu.ar/gps/caster. At the moment, observations of some permanent GNSS stations in the region, as well as satellite ephemeris and clock corrections are published in real time. With this, (real time) applications based on relative positioning or on precise point positioning can be performed.Operators of SIRGAS-CON stations or SIRGAS National Data Centres interested in making their data through this caster available are welcome. The corresponding registration form is also available at www.fceia.unr.edu.ar/gps/caster.

SIRGAS-CON station decommissioned: TGCV -  Palmeira, Cape Verde (IGS global network)

January, 2013

A new SIRGAS Experimental Processing Centre in Central America

The Escuela de Topografia, Catastro y Geodesia (ETCG) at the Universidad Nacional (UNA) in Heredia, Costa Rica acts as a SIRGAS Experimental Processing Centre since the GPS week 1721 (December 30, 2012). The main characteristics of this Processing Centre are:

Name: CNPDG-UNA: Centro Nacional de Procesamiento de Datos GNSS, Universidad Nacional
Abbreviation: UNA
Processed stations: ABMF, AZUE, BOAV, BOGT, BRMU, BUEN, CBSB, CHET, COL2, CRO1, DARI, DAVI, ELEN, ETCG, EXU0, GLPS, GOLD, GRE0, GTK0, GUAT, HER2, IDGO, IGN1, INEG, IPAZ, IQUI, ISCO, MAGA, MANA, MDO1, MERI, MEXI, MTY2, NAS0, OAX2, PIE1, RIOH, RIOP, SAGA, SCUB, SMRT, SSIA, TOL2, USNO, VIL2
Software: Bernese 5.0, Windows
Team: Sara Bastos Gutiérrez, Jorge Moya Zamora, María José Rivas Guzmán, Francisco Valverde Calderón.

Experimental Processing Centre become official

The SIRGAS Experimental Processing Centre Instituto Geográfico Militar of Chile (IGM-Cl) became Official Processing Centre according to a directive given by the SIRGAS Directing Council (see Resolution No. 1 of October 31, 2012). From January 1, 2013, the individual solutions generated by this Centre are combined with the solutions provided by the existing Centres (CEPGE, CIMA, CPAGS-LUZ, DGFI, IBGE, IGAC, IGN-Ar, INEGI, SGM-Uy) to produce the final solutions of the SIRGAS-CON network.

Joint iniciative of PAIGH, SIRGAS, CP-IDEA, and GeoSUR to support the development of the SDI of the Americas

During the 44 Meeting of the PAIGH Directing Council, hold in Buenos Aires between November 14 and 16, 2012, a joint action plan for the period 2013-2015 was designed to strengthen, harmonize and accelerate the development of the Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the Americas. SIRGAS is responsible for providing the fundamental reference data for the SDI following the guidance of the International Association of Geodesy. CP-IDEA shall promote the SDI implementation and GeoSUR shall facilitate its accessibility and applicability. Complementary, PAIGH will continue supporting the activities carried out by these three organizations. The corresponding details are summarized in the document “Plan de Acción Conjunto 2013 – 2015 para Acelerar el Desarrollo de las Infraestructura de Datos Espaciales de las Américas”, available at www.ipgh.org

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Argentina: MGUE (Malargüe)
Brazil: AMCO (Porto Urucu), MTVB (Vila Bela da Santíssima Trindade), SPBO (Botucatu), SPJA (Jaboticabal)
Colombia: ALBE (San Alberto), BOSC (Bosconia), GARA (Garagoa), GVRE (San José del Guaviare), PAMP (Pamplona), SINC (Sincelejo), ZARZ (Zarzal)
IGS global network: CHTI (Chatham Island, NZ), MAS1 (Maspalomas, ES), MKEA (Mauna Kea, US), NKLG (Libreville, GA), PDEL (Ponta Delgada, PT), SUTH (Sutherland, ZA), THTI (Tahiti, PF), USNO (Washington, US), WIND (Windhoek, NA).

November, 2012

SIRGAS-CON station decommissioned: MSDO -  Dourados, Brazil

October, 2012

Actualization of the IGS08 Reference Frame

The IGS released a new version of the IGS08 Reference Frame called IGb08. Since many of the IGS08 stations have been affected by discontinuities since 2009.5, they are now unusable for operational reference frame alignments. In particular, the IGS08 core network has dropped to about 50 usable stations recently, leaving large holes in South America, Africa, and Eastern Asia. This situation led IGS to propose an update of IGS08, called IGb08. It mainly includes new sets of coordinates for 33 IGS08 stations having been affected by position discontinuities since 2009.5, and 3 new stations co-located with decommissioned IGS08 stations. The IGb08 Reference Frame replaces the IGS08 Reference Frame since October 7, 2012, GPS week 1709. More details in [IGSMAIL 6663].

August, 2012

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Brazil: APSA (Santana), EESC (San Carlos), MTCN (Canarana), MTSR (Sorriso), PITN (Teresina).


July, 2012

Improvement of the IGS station coverage in Latin America

After the strong earthquake of February 2010 in the Chilean Region Maule, a huge percentage of existing IGS reference frame stations in South America suffered an irreparable discontinuity in their time series. Thereby, the reliability of the recently launched ITRF2008 and IGS08 reference frames decreased considerably in South America and the affected stations are no longer usable as a basis for the GNSS data analysis or to guarantee the long-term stability of the ITRF in this region. Keeping in mind the achievements reached within the regional reference frame SIRGAS and the planned second reprocessing campaign of the IGS global network, a set of continuously operating SIRGAS stations was proposed to be included in this reprocessing with the main objective of improving the IGS station coverage in Latin America. Initially, the IGS Regional Associate Analysis Centre for SIRGAS (IGS RNAAC SIR), with the support of the national organizations responsible for the reference frames in the Latin American countries, made a selection of about 70 SIRGAS stations satisfying the IGS requirements. This selection was evaluated by the IGS Reference Frame Working Group, and after some interaction with the IGS Global Analysis Centres, it was decided to include 40 SIRGAS stations not only in the IGS reprocessing but also in the present routine IGS processing. SIRGAS provided the IGS data centres with the metadata and all existing observations (historical data) of the selected stations by the end of January 2012. Present measurements (since the beginning of 2012) of the operational stations are directly provided by the responsible Latin American agencies to the IGS. The next step is to manage, together with the IGS Network Coordinator, the formal integration of these stations in the IGS network [... more].

June, 2012

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Colombia: AGCA (Aguachica), it replaces station AGUA.
Guatemala: BARI (Huehuetenando), CATR (Santa Catarina Mita), CHIQ (Chicaman), CHIS (Chisec), COAT (Coatepeque), COTZ (Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa), MRLS (Morales), NARA (El Naranjo), POPT (Poptun), SAYA (Sayaxche), TAXI (Taxisco), TIKA (Tikal), TINT (La Tinta), ZACA (Gualan).

May, 2012

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Bolivia: UYNI (Uyuni).
Chile: ANGO (Angol), IACR (Arica), OSOR (Osorno).

SIRGAS-CON station decommissioned: AGUA -  Aguachica, Colombia

March, 2012

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Argentina: CHAC (Resistencia), GUAY (Villaguay), MZSR (San Rafael), NESA (General Conesa), PRNA (Parana), UNPA (Rio Gallegos).
Ecuador: AUCA (Auca), QUEM (Quito), SNLR (San Lorenzo).
Mexico: IPAZ (La Paz), it replaces station LPAZ.

January, 2012

New SIRGAS Experimental Processing Centre

The Instituto Geográfico Militar of Chile acts as a SIRGAS Experimental Processing Centre since GPS week 1670 (January 8, 2012). The main characteristics of this new Experimental Centre are:

Name: Instituto Geográfico Militar de Chile
Abbreviation: CHL
Processed stations: ALUM, ANTC, AREQ, AUTF, AZUL, BOGT, BRAZ, BRFT, CALL, CATA, CHPI, CONZ, COPO, COYQ, CSLO, ESQU, GLPS, IQQE, ISPA, KOUR, LHCL, LPGS, MA01, MECO, MZAC, MZAE, OHI2, PALM, PARC, POAL, POVE, PPTE, RECF, RIO2, RIOP, RWSN, SALU, SANT, SAVO, SCRZ,SRLP, SVIC, TUCU, UCOR, UFPR, UNRO, UNSA, UNSJ, URUS, UYSO, VALP, VBCA, YCBA.Software: Bernese 5.0 , Windows
Team: Álvaro de Faria, Cristian Iturriaga, Cristian Mardones, Héctor Parra, Víctor Piña

About the responsibility of IBGE as a SIRGAS Combination Centre

According to the SIRGAS Resolution No. 2 of August 10, 2011, from January 1, 2012 (GPS week 1669), the final weekly station positions for the SIRGAS-CON network are made available by the IBGE. Station positions computed by the DGFI as the IGS RNAAC SIR serve as back up and redundancy to guarantee the quality of the IBGE values.

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Ecuador: LREC (Lorocachi), MTEC (Montalvo), STEC (Santiago)
Honduras: TEG2 (Tegucigalpa), it replaces station TEG1.

SIRGAS-CON station decommissioned: LPAZ -  La Paz, Mexico

December, 2012

SIRGAS-CON station decommissioned: GCGT -  George Town, Cayman Islands, UK

November, 2011

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

IGS global network: ISCO (Cocos Islands), FALK (Falkland Islands), STHL (Saint Helena)

October, 2011

SIRGAS-CON station decommissioned: GUAV -  San Jose del Guaviare, Colombia

August, 2011

Election of SIRGAS President and Vice-president for the period 2011 - 2015

In the frame of the SIRGAS2011 meeting, a General Assembly of the SIRGAS Directing Council was carried out. This is the main body of SIRGAS and defines the official policies and recommendations of SIRGAS. It is composed by one representative of each member country, one of IAG and one of PAIGH. According to the bylaws, it meets every four years to elect the SIRGAS authorities, which correspond to the SIRGAS President and Vice-president. In this opportunity, Claudio Brunini (Universidad Nacional de la Plata, Argentina) and Laura Sánchez (Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut, Germany) were re-elected for a second term, from 2011 to 2015. The corresponding details are summarized in the SIRGAS Newsletter No. 16.

SIRGAS2011 General Meeting and Third IAG-IPGH-SIRGAS School in Reference Systems

The SIRGAS2011 General Meeting was held in Heredia, Costa Rica, between August 8 and 10, 2011. In the week before, from August 3 to 5, the Third IAG-PAIGH-SIRGAS School on Reference Systems took place. The SIRGAS meeting and the School were hosted by the Escuela de Topografía, Catastro y Geodesia of the Universidad Nacional (ETCG-UNA). Both events were supported by the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) and the Pan-American Institute for Geography and History (PAIG). The thematic of the meeting, its conclusions, resolutions, and recommendations are compiled in the SIRGAS Newsletter No. 16. [more...]

July, 2011

New multi-year solution for the SIRGAS reference frame SIR11P01

The new multi-year solution SIR11P01 of the SIRGAS-CON network is included. It covers the time span between 2000-01-02 (GPS week 1043) and 2011-04-16 (GPS week 1631). It comprises positions and constant velocities for 230 stations referring to the ITRF2008, epoch 2005.0. The final precision was estimated to be ±1,0 mm (horizontal) and ±2,4 mm (vertical) for the station positions, and ±0,7 mm/a (horizontal) and ±1,1 mm/a (vertical) for the constant velocities. [more …]

June, 2011

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Bolivia: YCBA (Yauiba)
Uruguay: UYLP (La Paloma), UYSO (Mercedes).

April, 2011

New IGS reference frame: IGS08

The IGS products are computed on the new reference frame IGS08 since April 17, 2011 (GPS week 1632). Given that the weekly analysis of the SIRGAS-CON network is based on the IGS products (i.e. final orbits, Earth orientation parameters, satellite clock offsets), the weekly station positions of SIRGAS refer also to the IGS08 starting with the GPS week 1632. The determination, use, and maintenance of IGS08 as reference frame, as well as its relationship with the ITRF2008 and the IGS05 are presented in the IGS messages [IGSMAIL-6354], [IGSMAIL-6355], and [IGSMAIL-6356].

Guyana: a new SIRGAS member

Guyana, following the SIRGAS bylaws, applied to become a member country of SIRGAS. The application was carried out by the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC), responsible for land administration and surveying in this country. Since all the requirements were satisfied, Guyana is a SIRGAS member since April 1, 2011.

February, 2011

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Ecuador: MAEC (Macas), QVEC (Quevedo)
Caribbean: ABMF (Guadeloupe, France).

December, 2010

Experimental Processing Centres become official

The SIRGAS Experimental Processing Centres Instituto Geográfico Nacional de Argentina (IGN-Ar) and Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía of Mexico (INEGI) became Official Procesing Centres according to a directive given by the SIRGAS Executive Committee. From January 1, 2011, the individual solutions generated by these Centres are combined with the solutions provided by the existing Centres (CEPGE, CIMA, CPAGS-LUZ, DGFI, IBGE, IGAC and SGM-Uy) to produce the final solutions of the SIRGAS-CON network. The participation of these new Processing Centres increases the redundacy in the network processing, improving the control quality of the SIRGAS products.

The following station is added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Colombia: CANO (Puerto Carreño)

SIRGAS-CON station decommissioned: CFAG -  Caucete, Argentina (IGS global network)

November, 2010

2010 General Meeting of SIRGAS and Second IAG-PAIGH-SIRGAS School on Reference Systems

The SIRGAS 2010 General Meeting was carried out together with the 42 Meeting of the PAIGH Directing Council in November 11 and 12 in Lima, Peru. In the three days prior to the SIRGAS Meeting (November 8 - 10), the Second IAG-PAIGH-SIRGAS School on Reference Systems took place. All the events were hosted by the Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN) of Peru

October, 2010

New multi-year solution for the SIRGAS reference frame SIR10P01

The new multi-year solution SIR10P01 of the SIRGAS-CON network is included. It covers the time span between January 2, 2000 (GPS week 1043) and June 5, 2010 (GPS week 1586). It refers to the ITRF2008 at epoch 2005,0 and provides positions and velocities for 183 SIRGAS-CON stations. The precision of its coordinates at reference epoch is estimated to be ~±0,5 mm in the horizontal component and ~±0,9 mm in the height. The precision of horizontal and vertical velocities is about ±0,2 mm/a and ±0,4 mm/a, respectively.

SIRGAS-CON stations decommissioned: ASC1 -  Ascension, UK (IGS global network); MZAS -  San Rafael, Argentina

September, 2010

The new FTP address of SIRGAS is included:

ftp.sirgas.org replaces ftp.dgfi.badw-muenchen.de

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Colombia: AGUA (Aguachica), BNGA (Bucaramanga)
Panamá: DARI (Darien)
Uruguay: UYDU (Sarandí del Yí), UYPA (Paysandu)

June, 2010

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Brazil: BABR (Barreiras), MGVA (Varginha), PAIT (Itaituba), SPAR (Aracatuba), UBA1 (Ubatuba). Stations MGVA and UBT1 replace VARG and UBAT, respectively. These two stations were decommissioned on May 20, 2010.
Argentina: BUE2 (San Martín, Buenos Aires).

May, 2010

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Brazil: CEFT (Fortaleza - Porto), MABS (Blasas), MGRP (Rio Paranaíba), PAAT (Altamira), ROCD (Colorado D’Oeste), SPCA (Campinas).

March, 2010

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Bolivia: URUS (Oruro)
Colombia: ABCC, ABPD, ABPW (Sabana de Bogotá).

SIRGAS-CON stations decommissioned: VARG -  Varginha, Brazil; BUCA -  Bucaramanga, Colombia

January, 2010

The following station is added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Bolivia: SCRZ (Santa Cruz de la Sierra)

Experimental Processing Centres become official

The SIRGAS Experimental Processing Centres Instituto Geográfico Militar of Ecuador (IGM-Ec), Servicio Geográfico Militar of Uruguay (SGM-Uy) and Laboratorio de Geodesia Física y Satelital de la Universidad del Zulia (LGFS-LUZ, Venezuela) became Official Procesing Centres according to a directive given by the SIRGAS Executive Committee. From January 1, 2010, the individual solutions generated by these three Centres are combined with the solutions provided by the existing Centres (CIMA, DGFI, IBGE and IGAC) to produce the final solutions of the SIRGAS-CON network. The participation of these new Processing Centres in the network analysis allows to include each regional station in three different solutions, improving the control quality of the SIRGAS products. The processing centre LGFS-LUZ was operative until February 9, 2019.

December, 2009

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Argentina: BCAR (Balcarce), CSLO (Complejo Astronómico El Leoncito), EBYP (Posadas), MA01 (Neuquen) y JBAL (Juan Bautista Alberdi).

SIRGAS-CON stations decommissioned: CIC1 -  Ensenada, Mexico (IGS global network); BANS -  Barinas, Venezuela; CRIS -  San Cristobal, Venezuela

November, 2009

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Argentina: MPL2 (Mar del Plata), SL01 (La Punta, San Luis)

SIRGAS-CON stations decommissioned: UBAT -  Ubatuba, Brazil; PDE2 -  Puerto Deseado, Argentina

Octuber, 2009

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network

Brasil: ILHA (Ilha Solteira), OURI (Ourinhos), ROSA (Rosana), SJRP (Sao Jose do Rio Preto).

August, 2009

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Argentina: PDE2 (Puerto Deseado), SVIC (San Vicente)
Brazil: BAVC (Vitória da Conquista)
Peru: CALL (El Callao), IQUI (Iquitos)
Venezuela: CRIS (San Cristobal).

July, 2009

SIRGAS School on Reference Systems

As an initiative of the Working Group II SIRGAS (SIRGAS-WGII: Geocentric Datum), the first SIRGAS School on Reference Systems takes place between July 13 and 17 in Bogotá, Colombia. Its central objective is to strengthen the fundamental concepts associated with the Geodesy of Reference. It is oriented to producers and users of precise geodetic data in the SIRGAS member countries. This School is sponsored by the Pan American Institute of Geography and History (PAIGH), the International Association of Geodesy (IAG), Instituto Geográfico Agustín Codazzi (IGAC), Universidad Nacional de La Plata, and Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut (DGFI).

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Brazil: MSDO (Dourados), MTBA (Barra do Garças), MTCO (Colider), PISR (São Raimundo Nonato), PRGU (Guarapuava), PRMA (Maringá).
Ecuador: ESMR (Esmeraldas).
Mexico: ICEP (Puebla).

June, 2009

The new multi year solution for the SIRGAS-CON network (SIR09P01) and the link to the new reference frame for Argentina (POSGAR07) are included.

May, 2009

New SIRGAS Experimental Processing Centre

The Servicio Geográfico Militar of Uruguay acts as a SIRGAS Experimental Processing Centre since GPS week 1526 (April 5, 2009). The main characteristics of this new Experimental Centre are:

Name: Servicio Geográfico Militar de Uruguay
Abbreviation: URY
Processed stations: ALUM, AREQ, AZUL, BATF, BRAZ, CATA, CEFE, CHPI, CONZ, COYQ, CUIB, ESQU, IGM1, LPGS, MECO, MGBH, MGUB, MSCG, MTBA, MZAC, MZAE, MZAS, OHI2, PALM, PARC, POAL, PPTE, RIO2, SANT, SMAR, SRLP, TERO, UCOR, UNRO, UNSJ, RWSN, SCCH, UYMO, UYRO, UYTA, VARG, VBCA, UFPR, UNSA.
Software: Bernese 5.0, Windows
Responsible: José María Pampillón

April, 2009

New SIRGAS Experimental Processing Centre

The Laboratorio de Geodesia Física y Satelital de la Escuela de Ingeniería Geodésica de la Universidad del Zulia (Maracaibo, Venezuela) acts as a SIRGAS Experimental Processing Centre since GPS week 1525 (March 29, 2009). The main characteristics of this new Experimental Centre are:

Name: Laboratorio de Geodesia Física y Satelital de la Universidad del Zulia (LGFS-LUZ)
Abbreviation: LUZ
Processed stations: LUZ processes the Northern SIRGAS-CON densification network (SIRGAS-CON-D-North)
Software: Bernese 5.0 , Windows
Responsible: Víctor J. Cioce P.

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Mexico: ICAM (Campeche), IDGO (Durango)


March, 2009

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Argentina: ALUM (Mina Alumbrera), CATA (San Fernando del Valle de Catamarca), ESQU (Esquel), TERO (Santiago del Estero)

February, 2009

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Brazil: BAIR (Irece), BATF (Teixeira de Freitas), MGBH (Belo Horizonte), RNMO (Mossoro), RNNA (Natal)
Ecuador: LJEC (Loja)

New SIRGAS Experimental Processing Centre

The Instituto Geográfico Militar of Ecuador acts as a SIRGAS Experimental Processing Centre since GPS week 1513 (January 4, 2009). The main characteristics of this new Experimental Centre are:

Name: Instituto Geográfico Militar de Ecuador
Abbreviation: ECU
Processed stations: AMHU, ARCA, AREQ, BANS, BRAZ, CALI, CRO1, CRUZ, CUEC, FLOR, GLPS, GYEC, IQQE, KOUR, MANA, MEDE, POVE, PSTO, PTEC, RIOB, RIOP, ROGM, S061, SAGA, SAMA, TUNA, UNSA, VALL, and VIVI.
Software: Bernese 5.0 , Windows
Responsibles: César leiva, Miguel Bayas

January, 2009

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Colombia: CASI (Caucasia), MAGA (Magangue)

The FTP server for SIRGAS is restructured including the individual weekly solutions of the SIRGAS-CON sub-networks delivered by the Processing Centres, the weekly combinations carried out by the Combination Centres, as well as the final SIRGAS products for each week. The corresponding access information is:

Address: ftp.dgfi.badw-muenchen.de
Directory: /pub/gps/SIRGAS/wwww/  (wwww = semana GPS)
User: Anonymous
Password: User e-mail address.

Each (weekly) directory contains:

Individual solutions (wwww = GPS week, yy = last digits of the year):

CIMwwww7.SNX: loosely constrained solution for the Southern SIRGAS-CON densification network. Processing centre: Instituto de Geodesia y Geodinámica de la Facultad de Ingeniería de la Universidad Nacional del Cuyo, IGG-CIMA (Argentina).
IBGwwww7.SNX: loosely constrained solution for the middle SIRGAS-CON densification network. Processing centre: Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica, IBGE (Brazil)
IGAwwww7.SNX: loosely constrained solution for the Northern SIRGAS-CON densification network. Processing centre: Instituto Geográfico Agustín Codazzi, IGAC (Colombia)
DGFwwww7.SNX: loosely constrained solution for the SIRGAS-CON CORE network. Processing Centre: Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsintitut, DGFI (Germany)

Combined solutions of Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatistica, IBGE (Brazil):

IBGwwwwS.SNX: loosely constrained combination of the individual weekly solutions.
ibgyyPwwww.snx: constrained combination of the individual weekly solutions.
IBGwwwwS.SUM: report on the weekly combination.

Combined solutions of Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsintitut, DGFI (Germany) acting as IGS RNAAC-SIR:

SIRwwww7.SNX: loosely constrained combination of the individual weekly solutions. This is the SIRGAS contribution to the IGS global polyhedron.
siryyPwwww.snx: constrained combination of the individual weekly solutions.
SIRwwww7.SUM: report on the weekly combination.

Fina weekly coordinates for the SIRGAS-CON stations:

siryyPwwww.crd: SIRGAS values to be used as reference coordinates for GPS positioning.

December, 2008

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Ecuador: CUEC (Cuenca), PTEC (Portoviejo)

SIRGAS-CON station decommissioned: CAM2 - Campeche, Mexico

November, 2008

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Panama: AZUE (Chitre), DAVI (David), Panamá (IGN1)

October, 2008

Stations POVE (Porto Velho, Brazil), RECF (Recife, Brazil), SALU (Sao Luis, Brazil), SAVO (Salvador, Brazil), and UFPR (Curitiba, Brazil) are added to the IGS Global Network.

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Argentina: SRLP (Santa Rosa. La Pampa)
Ecuador: GYEC (Guayaquil)

SIRGAS-CON station decommissioned: SALV - Salvador, Brazil

September, 2008

SIRGAS-WGI (Reference System) publishes the following documents to coordinate the activities related with the SIRGAS-CON network, i.e. installation, operation, management, and analysis of GNSS stations integrated in SIRGAS (see SIRGAS-CON / Guidelines):

- Guidelines for the installation of SIRGAS-CON stations
- Procedure for becoming a SIRGAS-CON station
- Guidelines for the Coordination of the SIRGAS Continuously Operating Network (SIRGAS-CON)
- Guidelines for SIRGAS Analysis Centers

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Brazil: MTBA (Barra do Garças)
Colombia: ARCA (Arauca)
Mexico: USLP (San Luis Potosi)

August, 2008

The following items are added:

SIRGAS Report 2007 - 2008 (Newsletter No. 13).

SIRGAS 2008 Resolutions, resulting from the SIRGAS 2008 General Meeting, hel in Montevideo, Uruguay, between May 28 and May 29, 2008.

New structure for the SIRGAS-CON network.

New official Analysis Centres for SIRGAS (one for Ionosphere, three Processing Centres for SIRGAS-CON, two Combination Centres).

New multi annual solution (DGF08P01) for the SIRGAS-CON network.

June, 2008

The follwing stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Brasil: ALAR (Arapiraca), CEEU (Euzébio), GOJA (Jataí), MGMC (Montes Claros), SCCH (Chapecó).
Venezuela: CUM3 (Cumana)


May, 2008

The follwing stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Brazil: MTSF (São Felix do Araguaia), PBCG (Campina Grande), RJCG (Campos dos Goytacazes), ROJI (Ji-Paraná), SCLA (Lages), TOGU (Gurupi)

March, 2008

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Argentina: AZUL (Azul), MZAE (Santa Rosa)
Brazil: AMHU (Humaitá), MGIN (Inconfidentes), MGUB (Uberlãndia), MSCG (Campo Grande), PEPE (Petrolina), ROGM (Guajará-Mirim), TOPL (Palmas)
Colombia: QUIB (Quibdó), GUAV (San José del Guaviare)
Uruguay: UYRO (Santa Teresa National Park)

February, 2008

SIRGAS-CON station decommissioned: MPLA - Mar del Plata, Argentina

January, 2008

The DGF07P03 multi annual solution generated by the IGS-RNAAC-SIR is included in “Data and Products” of the SIRGAS-CON network.

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Colombia: APTO (Apartado), FQNE (El Santuario Island, Fuquene Lake)
Mexico: CULC (Culiacan), this estation replaces the CULI site
Uruguay: UYMO (Montevideo)

December, 2007

SIRGAS-CON stations decommissioned before October 2007: MOIN -  Limon, Costa Rica (IGS global network); BARB - Barbados (IGS global network) ; OHIG - O'Higgins, Antarctica (IGS global network); TEGU - Tegucigalpa, Honduras (IGS global network); GALA - Galapagos, Ecuador(IGS global network); ESTI - Esteli, Nicaragua (IGS global network); TEG1 - Tegucigalpa, Honduras (IGS global network); MANU - Manaus, Brazil; IGM0 - Buenos Aires, Argentina; AOML - Key Biscayne, US (IGS global network); EISL - Easter Island, Chile (IGS global network); UEPP - Presidente Prudente, Brazil; FORT - Fortaleza, Brazil (IGS global network); MANZ - Manzanillo, Mexico (IGS global network); PUR3 - Puerto Rico; RIOG - Rio Grande, Argentina (IGS global network); PDES - Puerto Deseado, Argentina; JAMA - Kingston, Jamaica (IGS global network); PARA - Curitiba, Brazil; CULI - Culiacan, Mexico; KYW1 - Key West, US

 

October, 2007

The following stations are added to the SIRGAS-CON network:

Bahamas: EXU0 (George Town), NAS0 (Nassau)
Brazil: SAVO (Salvador), SSA1 (Salvador), SALU (Sao Luis), IMBT (Imbituba), MABA (Maraba), CRUZ (Cruzeiro do Sul), CEFE (Vitoria), BOAV (Boa Vista), UFRP (Curitiba, replacement of PARA), RIOB (Rio Branco), SAGA (Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira)
Cayman Islands: CBSB, GCGT
Colombia: BQLA (Barranquilla)
Grand Turk Island: GTK0
Grenada: GRE0
Guatemala: ELEN (Santa Elena)
Mexico: UGTO (Guanajuato)
Saint Marteen Island: SMRT

August, 2007

The SIRGAS web page is moved from IGM-Argentina to www.sirgas.org. It keeps the same design introduced by IGM-Argentina and IBGE in the previous web sites. A new section about the SIRGAS Continuously Observing Network (SIRGAS-CON) is implemented. The SIRGAS Vicepresident, Laura Sánchez from Deutsches Geodätisches Forschungsinstitut (DGFI), is responsible for maintaining the new SIRGAS web site.

December, 2004

The SIRGAS Vicepresident, Eduardo Lauría, assumed the maintenance and modernization of the SIRGAS web site and it is moved from IBGE to the Instituto Geográfico Militar of Argentina. This new site offered interactive tools to easily find the SIRGAS95 and SIRGAS2000 coordinates for desired stations as well as to get station velocities from the VEMOS model. New sections corresponding to the SIRGAS Working Groups were introduced. The timely presentation of the SIRGAS Reports through the web site was continued.

November, 2002

The first version of the SIRGAS web page is designed, implemented, and kept by the Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística, IBGE, affiliation of the current SIRGAS President, Luiz Paulo Souto Fortes. This web site described the objectives and structure of SIRGAS, included the new SIRGAS Bylaws, and contained the main SIRGAS products: SIRGAS95 and SIRGAS2000 coordinates and the VEMOS model. Through this web site the routinely issue of the SIRGAS Newsletters was established.

October, 2002

With the adoption of the SIRGAS Bylaws in October 2002, SIRGAS President and Vicepresident begin the design and maintainance of the SIRGAS web site.

San José de Costa Rica
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Recife, Brasil
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