TAG: RTK network

Altus Introduces RTK Receiver for Esri Community

July 14, 2014By

At the 2014 Esri User Conference, Altus Positioning Systems is unveiling a new GNSS RTK receiver designed and developed specifically for the Esri user community. According to Altus CEO Neil Vancans, the new Altus APS-NR2 provides a new combination of performance and features that make it ideal for Esri users: Light weight – At 1.5 lbs., the APS-NR2 weighs the same... read more

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Finally, A List of Public RTK Base Stations in the U.S.

January 7, 2014By

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 technology. If I may ask for forgiveness from you if you live outside of the United States, I’d like to start out answering a question I’ve been asked about for... read more

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Leica Geosystems Upgrades and Expands SmartNet RTK Network in California

September 7, 2012By

Leica Geosystems Inc. has announced it has significantly upgraded and expanded the coverage of its Leica SmartNet RTK Network in California, making real-time GNSS correction available to 82 percent of the state’s population. A GPS/GLONASS reference station network, Leica SmartNet gives GNSS users access to differential correction for any measurement application without the use of a base station. “Leica Geosystems... read more

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Geodetics, ITT Exelis Announce SAASM RTK Solutions

August 1, 2012By

Geodetics Inc., in cooperation with Exelis, has announced the availability of a new Selective Availability Anti-Spoofing Module (SAASM) high-accuracy real-time kinematic (RTK) GPS capability. The new capability is based on a collaborative effort between the two companies. read more

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Leica Geosystems Introduces Version 4.2 of Spider Software Suite for GNSS

April 11, 2012By

Leica Geosystems has released version 4.2 of its Leica Spider software suite for GNSS RTK networks and reference stations. Leica Spider software is an integrated suite of programs for GNSS networks, consisting of Leica GNSS Spider, Leica SpiderWeb and Leica SpiderQC. With its scalability and modularity, it can be tailored to suit various GNSS surveying, machine control, GIS, seismic and structural monitoring applications, Leica Geosystems said. read more

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A Nationwide RTK Network: A Great Idea, But…

December 12, 2011By

Some folks are proposing that a nationwide RTK Network (RTN) be piggy-backed on the controversial LightSquared communications network. That could be cool, if it can be done. No one is saying that it can’t be done, but there are reservations on whether it would be worth the massive investments needed to pull it off, and that there might be little gain at all over the existing presence of RTN in the U.S. read more

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LSAW Conference RTK Network Discussion Roundtable

March 18, 2010By

A couple of weeks ago, I participated in a roundtable discussion at the Land Surveyors Association of Washington (LSAW) annual conference on the subject of RTK networks (RTN). I always enjoy listening to heavy RTK users on their thoughts, their procedures, and how they arrived at them. We danced around a number of subjects with one being the “RTN’s biggest flaw.” My first thought was the communications link, but... read more

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Survey Perspectives: RTK Networks Webinar Q&A Follow-Up

May 6, 2009By

Many surveyors I know use RTK for setting boundaries. Some even use single-baseline RTK for this task, which is essentially just a radial survey (no redundancy). I?d say that almost all whom I know that are doing this have used their RTK systems enough to understand the limitations. In fact, I think most have run RTK and total stations side-by-side on jobs to gain confidence and understand RTK in the field. read more

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