Applanix SmartBase Planning Tool

A Smarter Way To Plan Your Mission

Check for Free base stations around your next mission.

What is Applanix SmartBase Planning Tool?

And what does it do for me?

Making use of existing data from free, continuously operating GNSS base stations (CORS), Applanix SmartBase™ Planning Tool helps to pre-check CORS coverage next to your mission area. Such stations can then be downloaded through “Find Base Stations” in POSPac and used for GNSS-INS trajectory processing.

By combing multiple base stations, Applanix SmartBase™ improves the accuracy of Post-processed DGNSS over using a single CORS station, and saves the cost and the hassle of setting up and logging data from your own GNSS base station.

Fully Compatible With Most GNSS Post-Processing Packages Including ...

Always Up To Date

Regularly updated database of international GNSS base stations


Base Stations


GNSS Networks



Why Applanix SmartBase?

6 reasons why you should use it

Save Time

Establishing a base station in the field takes time that you could otherwise spend conducting your survey mission. With SmartBase™, you don't have to deploy crew, set up the equipment, survey the base station's coordinates or log pre- or post-mission data.

Save Money

Pay for GNSS base station data only when you need it. With SmartBase™ there is no investment in hardware or software, you just buy the data for the time period you require. You can then use whatever compatible software tools you choose to post-process your GNSS mission data.

Improve Accuracy

Post-processed differential GNSS can greatly improves accuracy, but for best results a base station must be close enough to cancel atmospheric errors. SmartBase™ creates a virtual base station in an ideal location for optimal results.

Keep It Simple

No need to learn complex technical skills or techniques for setting up your own base station. Simply use “Find Base Stations” and “SmartBase (ASB)” function in POSPac to refine your GNSS-INS trajectory.

Eliminate Risk

The SmartBase™ Web App offers quality analysis of your SmartBase™ solution before you commit to buying the data set. Applanix offers a preview of this solution free of charge.


Access Free Data

Make use of the free base station data service implemented with SmartBase™ in POSPac. Plan the coverage in advance in SmartBase Planning Tool to optimize your project efforts and costs.

"Applanix SmartBase™ is AWESOME! I have a few missions where I did not have a base station available and this saved me!"

(Dr. Jim Peterson, PE, PLS, Ph.D.)

Who Are We?

Some Things You Should Know About Applanix

A Little About Our Success

Applanix is the world leader in precision position-and-orientation solutions for sensors and vehicles. Whether it's on board a survey vessel surveying the ocean depths, an airborne mission for photogrammetry after a natural disaster, or a vehicle-mounted lidar scanner for transport infrastructure management, top professionals turn to Applanix for unbeatable performance and efficiency.

Continual improvements since the company's foundation in 1991 have maintained Applanix's position as the industry standard in professional survey applications. Applanix has been a Trimble company since 2003.


Applanix SmartBase Planning Tool allows users to pre-check the coverage of free base stations next to their mission supported by POSPac for SmartBase™ processing mode.

First you create your trajectory by importing your existing data or drawing it on a map. Then you preview the surrounding base stations and the quality. From there you can conclude the best approach for GNSS-INS trajectory processing in POSPac.

No, base stations for SmartBase processing are downloadable by using POSPac. The license for SmartBase™ functionality needs to enabled in POSPac.

Yes, you can process your data with the SingleBase or MultiSingleBase concept. However, our very convenient processing method is “PP-RTX”. POSPac PP-RTX is a cloud based global GNSS correction service which utilizes Trimble's RTX technology to provide cm level post-processed positioning accuracy without base stations. Please contact for further details.