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Kinematic processing

This tutorial shows how to post-process kinematic data in Emlid Studio to get a precise track of measurements.


With the Kinematic processing feature, Emlid Studio allows you to get a precise track of measurements using raw data logs from a base and a rover recorded without a correction link.

The advantage of this technique is that it offers a more flexible workflow and can be used as a backup for RTK.

Getting started

To perform post-processing, you will need the following files:

  • a RINEX observation file from a base
  • a RINEX observation file from a rover
  • a RINEX navigation file from a base or from a rover

If you recorded raw data in the UBX format or got corrections from the NTRIP service in the RTCM3 format, Emlid Studio will automatically convert them to RINEX using the background conversion feature.


To post-process the collected data, follow the steps below:


To add a file, simply drag and drop it from your desktop.

  1. Select the workflow from the drop-down list in the upper-left corner.

  2. Add the RINEX observation file from the rover.

  3. Set the antenna height by clicking Edit.

  4. Add the RINEX observation file from the base.

  5. Set the base coordinates.


    By default, the RINEX Header Position is used. If you placed your base over the point with known coordinates, enter them manually, including the antenna height.

  6. Add the RINEX navigation file.

  7. Click Process. You will see the progress bar in the bottom left corner.

  8. Once the .pos file is ready, Emlid Studio will show it on the plot.


    If you recorded time marks, the generated _events.pos file will open in a new tab.


    Click the Show files button to move to the resulting folder.