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

Live Event Webinar Follow-up: Answering Your Questions from the 2014 Esri Conference Posted on 06 Aug 2014 in the Mobile Devices & Newsletter Editorials & Survey & Survey Scene categories.

A few weeks ago at the Esri 2014 International User conference in San Diego, California, we conducted our first live event webinar from a Plexiglas booth sitting among many of... Read more»

FAA Issues First Commercial UAS Authorization over Land Posted on 02 Jul 2014 in the Newsletter Editorials & Survey Scene & UAV/UAS/UGV categories.

Like it or not, as a person who works with geospatial data, UAS (unmanned aerial systems such as drones and UAVs) are in your future. The upside of said technology for “quick... Read more»

Intel’s Mini-PC: A Cheap Server for an RTK Base Posted on 23 Jun 2014 in the Newsletter Editorials & Survey Scene categories.

I’ve written this many, many times in the past eight years that I’ve written for GPS World magazine, but I have to write it again — this is an exciting... Read more»

New Signals, New Launches, and Faulty GPS Receivers Posted on 22 May 2014 in the Featured Stories & Newsletter Editorials & Survey Scene categories.

There has been a lot of GNSS-related news in the past month, so I thought I’d do a quick review of the top stories, including L2C and L5 CNAV messages, launch of a new GPS IIF satellite, and Russian threats to disrupt GPS. Read more»

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»