About Eric Gakstatter

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Eric Gakstatter has been involved in the GPS/GNSS industry for more than 20 years. For 10 years, he held several product management positions in the GPS/GNSS industry, managing the development of several medium- and high-precision GNSS products along with associated data-collection and post-processing software.

Since 2000, he's been a power user of GPS/GNSS technology as well as consulted with capital management companies; federal, state and local government agencies; and private companies on the application and/or development of GPS technology. Since 2006, he's been a contributing editor to GPS World magazine,writing a monthly newsletter on high-precision GPS/GNSS
technology. He is also editor of Geospatial Solutions, a weekly newsletter focused on geospatial technologies.

Posts by Eric Gakstatter

RTK on a Smartphone Running AutoCAD: I Did It Last Week Posted on 10 Apr 2014 in the Newsletter Editorials & Survey & Survey Scene categories.

Last week was spring break (for high school and college) for my kids. We decided to drive to San Francisco and the surrounding area to do a little sightseeing. It’s... Read more»

Do You Know OPUS Can Do This? Posted on 07 Mar 2014 in the Newsletter Editorials & Survey Scene categories.

I recently was involved in a project outside of the United States. Part of the project involved setting up a couple of RTK base stations. Of course, I wanted the... Read more»

Centimeter-Level RTK Accuracy More and More Available — for Less and Less Posted on 04 Feb 2014 in the Newsletter Editorials & Survey Scene categories.

Last month, I started off 2014 with a bang by listing all the public RTK bases available in the United States, most of them being free. I received a lot... Read more»

Finally, A List of Public RTK Base Stations in the U.S. Posted on 07 Jan 2014 in the Newsletter Editorials & Survey Scene categories.

First of all, let me wish a Happy New Year to all my friends around the world and a prosperous 2014. I’m as excited as I’ve ever been about GNSS... Read more»

Reflecting on 2013, from Your Perspective Posted on 05 Dec 2013 in the Newsletter Editorials & Survey Scene categories.

As the end of the year approaches, I'd like to reflect on 2013. One of the new features of the GPS World website allows me to access webpage statistics so I can understand which articles and news items were “hot.” Following is a list of GPS World magazine's hot topics for 2013 with some commentary from me. Read more»

Drone Moans and Satellite Woes Posted on 14 Nov 2013 in the Newsletter Editorials & Survey Scene categories.

As some of you may know, I also write a monthly column for Geospatial Solutions, which is all about geospatial technology encompassing GIS, surveying, engineering, and anything regarding geospatial technology.... Read more»

A Comparison of Free GPS Online Post-Processing Services Posted on 07 Oct 2013 in the Latest News & Mapping & Survey News & Surveying categories.

On October 1, the U.S. federal government shut down and furloughed 800,000 non-essential workers. While services considered essential remained active, those considered non-essential services, like the National Geodetic Survey’s Online... Read more»

Seven Free Alternatives to OPUS GPS Post-Processing During U.S. Federal Government Shutdown Posted on 02 Oct 2013 in the Newsletter Editorials & Survey Scene & Surveying categories.

On October 1, 2013, the U.S. federal government shut down and furloughed 800,000 non-essential workers. While services considered essential remained active, those considered non-essential services, like the National Geodetic Survey’s... Read more»