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Novatel_oem7_driver written and supported by NovAtel Inc has arrived!


Use supported precise positing systems in ROS with our new official driver
We at NovAtel Inc. have just published our first official and supported ROS driver, called the novatel_oem7_driver, now available in the ROS distribution.

Why NovAtel?
NovAtel produces renowned world-class resilient positioning systems based on GNSS (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, etc) that are optionally transparently fused with Inertial Measurement Systems.

Some key benefits of our positioning solutions include:

  • Multi-GNSS constellation options (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS)

  • Multi-frequency support for each constellation

  • L-band support allows for real-time correction subscriptions to improve real-time position accuracies to the 2cm range.

  • Sensor fusion with Inertial Measurement Units (IMU) to continue positioning through total GNSS outages (such as passing under sky obstructions)

  • Destructive Interference detection and optional mitigation

  • World-class Engineering support from NovAtel’s Applications Engineering team

  • Choose from a wide range of products from easy-to-use enclosure products to deeply integratabtle OEM PCBs.

novatel_oem7_driver for ROS
ROS users can now use the novatel_oem7_driver with our 7th generation products to take advantage of these extreme precision solutions.

This driver is available for quick and easy installation through the ROS distribution, or for customization through our MIT-licensed source code, distributed through GitHub.

Get Started with novatel_oem7_driver
To get started with the novatel_oem7_driver, please refer to the ROS community wiki, here:

Get Engineering Support
To get highly qualified Engineering support with the novatel_oem7_driver, please contact NovAtel’s Applications Engineering team, here:

Learn more about advanced positioning science
For a boot-camp in the science of positioning systems, common challenges and reliable solutions, you may read our free GNSS e-book here:

Additional product and service information
To learn more about our products and services, please feel free to either contact our Applications Engineering team, or visit

Open source code available GitHub
Users who wish to customize and build this driver from source code, may get started by visiting the driver’s GitHub repository here: