Trimble GNSS Planning “ONLINE” and in your GPS Software under “PLAN”

Yes I said Trimble GNSS Planning “ONLINE”.  In the past you would have had to download the desktop version of the Trimble GPS Planning software and then download a new GPS Almanac file each time you wanted to use the software.


Screen shot of DOP's


You can choose GPS only or GPS and Glonass viewing options with this online software — comes in handy for Trimble Geo 6000 GNSS (with Floodlight) and ProXRT with GNSS.


There are 8 different modes to select:

  • Settings
  • Satellite Library
  • Elevation
  • Number of Satellites
  • DOPs
  • Visibility
  • SkyPlot
  • Worldview

Click on “F11” and you will see a Full Screen of the GNSS Planning website.

It’s a 24 hour GNSS Planning tool vs. the 12 hour option in your Trimble software in the field.  In the Settings you can type in your Lat/Long or the City, setup your Elevation Masks, Obstructions and Time (# of hours into the future).

Or you can use the 12 hour GPS Plan on your GPS unit.  Look under the “Status” menu and click on Skyplot to change it to “Plan”.  This can be done in TerraSync, GPS Correct, CartoPac and or GPS Controller field software.

TerraSync 5.xx Plan on a Geo 6000 XH

By | 2017-11-07T23:43:03+00:00 April 2nd, 2012|Mapping/GIS|5 Comments


  1. milad April 30, 2016 at 3:16 am - Reply

    I am KNTU Ms student
    I want to use your software to under stand which satellite is visible from my imaginary station
    best regards

    • JayR June 6, 2016 at 11:57 am - Reply

      The Trimble GNSS Planning software is free to use and is online per this blog post.

  2. Sarah February 15, 2017 at 12:45 am - Reply

    Hi I’m trying to open the GNSS Planning Online but error message came out. What should I do? How can I access the website?

    • jmadej February 15, 2017 at 1:29 pm - Reply

      Hi Sarah,

      I have found that you need Microsoft Silverlight downloaded to access the website. I have also found it works best on Internet Explorer as well.



  3. Jerry Mahun April 30, 2018 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Mainstream browsers (Firefox, Chrome, even Microsoft’s own Edge) either already don’t, or soon will not, support Silverlight. Those that still do are often prevented from installing the plugin due to Institutional restrictions. I’d like to use this planning tool in my class but our IT department will not allow enabling Silverlight due to security risks and lack of future support on the part of Microsoft.

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