RinexDump is a utility application which converts RINEX format data into a columnar output that is suitable for use in plotting or in a spreadsheet. Data is written one line per SV per epoch, and the RINEX header information is not carried output. The first three columns in the tabular output are:
  • GPS Week
  • GPS Seconds of Week
  • Satellite identifier
After these columns, columns are dependent on the data stored in the RINEX file.

RinexDump output is scrolled to the screen by default. You will need to direct the data to a file if you want to save it.


  • Usage: RinexDump [options] {filename} {obs type} {sat id} [pos]

If no satellites are given, all are output; likewise for observation types. Output begins with header lines (starting with #) identifying input and columns.


Options provided in RinexDump are as follows.
  • --file {filename} Specifies a RINEX observation file; this option may be repeated.
  • --obs {obs} Specifies a RINEX observation type (e.g. P1) found in the file header.
  • --sat {sat} Specifies a RINEX satellite id (e.g. G31 for GPS PRN 31, R07 for GLONASS 07)
  • pos Outputs only positions from aux headers; sat and obs are ignored.
  • --num or -n Make output purely numeric (no header, no system char on sats)
  • --format Output times in (DayTime) format (default %4F %10.3g)
  • --help or -h print help and quit.

Note: --file, --obs and --sat are optional but may be needed to remove ambiguity.


To dump L1 and L2 observables for satellite G17 from RINEX file test2820.06o.

RinexDump test2820.06o L1 L2 G17

To dump the results to output file test2820.06o.flat

RinexDump test2820.06o L1 L2 G17 > test2820.06o.flat

-- DavidMunton - 03 Oct 2009
Topic revision: r2 - 12 Jun 2015, UnknownUser

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