Welcome to the website of the Bernese GNSS Software

The Bernese GNSS Software is a scientific, high-precision, multi-GNSS data processing software developed at the Astronomical Institute of the University of Bern (AIUB). It is, e.g., used by CODE (Center for Orbit Determination in Europe) for its international (IGS) and European (EUREF/EPN) activities. The software is in a permanent process of development and improvement.

This website provides information on the features of the software and how to obtain it. Please refer to the support page for information on the tested platforms, bug fixes, and how to reach us for technical support.

The current version the Bernese GNSS Software is "5.2", with the release date of "2017-08-28". To update an older version, please select the appropriate form from the Order page. We also recommend to bring your software to the latest release level following the update procedure.


  • Change of the FTP address:

    The URL of our FTP server has changed from ftp://ftp.unibe.ch/aiub to ftp://ftp.aiub.unibe.ch. The old URL is still active and will be deactivated soon (end of September 2017). Please adapt your scripts if needed.

    If you do not use FTP to download our products you can still use http://www.aiub.unibe.ch/download

  • Position announcement: PhD candidate focusing on the time-variable gravity field determination in order to preprare for GRACE-Follow-On mission at AIUB (detailed job description).

  • A new release version 2017-08-28 is available for Bernese GNSS Software Version 5.2 containing all bugfixes and improvements of the previous release. To upgrade your software to the current release, please follow the instructions in your $X/DOC/README_UPDATE.TXT (%X%\DOC\README_UPDATE.TXT) using the update utility.

  • 08.02.2016: The user manual (2 volumes, about 900 pages) is available and being shipped together with the software. Additional copies can be ordered from bernese@aiub.unibe.ch, the price for the two volumes is CHF 120.- The pdf file containing both volumes continues to be freely downloadable, of course.


You are kindly asked to refer the use of the Bernese GNSS Software by
  • Dach, R., S. Lutz, P. Walser, P. Fridez (Eds); 2015: Bernese GNSS Software Version 5.2. User manual, Astronomical Institute, University of Bern, Bern Open Publishing. DOI: 10.7892/boris.72297; ISBN: 978-3-906813-05-9.

The Bernese GNSS Software is used all over the world

Currently, more than 700 institutions from all over the world are registered in the user database of the Bernese GNSS Software. The locations of these institutions are indicated in the map below.



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User Manual 5.2
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    - New Features
    - New Examples
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