Highest Peak in North America to be Surveyed

June 16, 2015By

A new GPS survey of Mount McKinley, the highest point in North America, will update the commonly accepted elevation of McKinley’s peak, 20,320 feet. The last survey was completed in 1953. The USGS, along with NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), are supporting a GPS survey of the Mount McKinley apex. Surveying technology and processes... read more

NGS Seeks Geodesist

November 24, 2014By

The National Geodetic Survey is seeking applicants for a geodesist (real-time kinematic network) with the Spatial Reference System Division. Applications are being accepted through December 4. The individual selected for this position will: Serve as subject matter expert and liaison to the Real-Time Kinematic Network (RTN) community. Assist in defining policy and guidance related to RTN for geodetic products and services. Serve as customer service representative... read more

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Seven Free Alternatives to OPUS GPS Post-Processing During U.S. Federal Government Shutdown

October 2, 2013By

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 Online Positioning User Service (OPUS), were shutdown. OPUS is a free, online GPS post-processing service. If you try to access www.ngs.noaa.gov, the following screen will be displayed: For those of... read more