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Jitter in GPS data

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I've got a question about jitter in GPS data from a GoPro camera.


I'm seeing the following in data extracted from a GoPro:



2020-06-01 15:24:51.152840,52.4667021,0.9385427,10.921
2020-06-01 15:24:51.254982,52.4666918,0.9385626,10.61
2020-06-01 15:24:51.357124,52.4667092,0.9385281,10.91
2020-06-01 15:24:51.459266,52.4667021,0.9385427,10.921
2020-06-01 15:24:51.561408,52.4666918,0.9385626,10.61
2020-06-01 15:24:51.663550,52.4667092,0.9385281,10.91
2020-06-01 15:24:51.765692,52.4667021,0.9385427,10.921


As you can see the data repeats latitude, longitude and speed within a very short space of time. I'm also seeing the bearing flip 180 degrees between other points because they're out of order. The data was taken from someone driving, so there's no way it's correct as represented, and should be a progression of points in a line, with bearing changing only progressively.


Is this a faulty GoPro, or a faulty GPS device within the GoPro, or a bad SD card, or something needing a firmware update? Anyone come across anything like this before?


Thanks, Tom

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Re: Jitter in GPS data

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Hi @boldbeach40806



Please see if resetting the camera will help.  Reset Camera Settings

You may also try a manual software update.
If it's still the same, please reach out to our Support Team through




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Re: Jitter in GPS data

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What are you using to extract the data?