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This package worked, but was ARCHIVED due to using 3 obsolete libraries: basemap, pyephem and pandas.Panel. Also it need a thorough cleanup, but I felt there were enough similar scripts out there to not make it worthwhile at this time.

Satellite KML generator

Plot satellite az/el, and make KML of satellites for visualization in Google Earth.


pip install -e .

GPS plot over lat long

alt az/el plot


The first argument "TLE" can be a URL pointing to a TLE, a filename containing TLE, or the TLE itself. If you specify a URL, the program will download to the current directory and load it.

time instant

python gps-ops.txt 2015-05-12T16:00:00 -k out.kml -c 65 -148 0

range of time

python gps-ops.txt 2015-05-12T16:00:00 2015-05-12T17:00:00 -c 65 -148 0

The main data product of the program is a 3-D pandas Panel data with dimensions time x satnum x parameter

Alternate, manual install (not needed for most users)

Most people do not need to do this:

apt install libgeos-dev libgeos++-dev
pip install basemap


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