Category: GNSS & Geodesy

NSPS + NGS + RPLS Today = GPS on BM
Blog
Wendell

NSPS + NGS + RPLS Today = GEOID18

Join other RPLS Today members during 2018 National Surveyors Week by participating in the NOAA National Geodetic Survey’s “GPS on Bench Marks” program! By participating,

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Honolulu, NC? Messin' With Lambert State Plane Coordinates
GNSS & Geodesy
MathTeacher

Honolulu, North Carolina?

Here? a question for Lambert state plane coordinate system users. Over how big an area can a Lambert state plane coordinate system give usable results? Before you answer, consider the following…

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Oregon GNSS Users Group
GNSS & Geodesy
Wendell

Hands-On Surveying with UAS (Drones)

Once again, the Oregon GNSS Users Group shines with their latest educational opportunity in Salem, Oregon on Tuesday, August 23, 2016. The workshop, Hands-On Surveying With USA (Drones), is an all-day workshop.

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GNSS & Geodesy
gschrock

Geography Professor Pikachu?*

An unlikely event is getting our kids outside, interacting with maps, and utilizing GPS and might very well be the grand coordinated global geo-education event many have been hoping for ?at least laterally.

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Raising A State Plane Projection
GNSS & Geodesy
MathTeacher

Raising A State Plane Projection

Back in January, 2016, Loyal Olson described a consulting project that required raising a state plane so that ground distances were very close to grid distances and state plane grid azimuths were preserved. The purpose of this post is to share the results of the research that Loyal? post prompted me to do. Let? explore the relationships and mathematics that make it possible to raise a Lambert state plane projection to provide ground distances and grid azimuths over a limited area.

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Topcon Introduces Elite Survey Suite
GNSS & Geodesy
Wendell

Topcon introduces Elite Survey Suite

Topcon Positioning Group announces a new suite featuring four integrated solutions ?three hardware products ?used?by a single software solution ?designed to provide professionals with a powerful and complete survey system.

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State of the Cadastre
Business & Legal
RJ Leaver

The State of the Cadastre

The state of the cadastre in this country is still at an all time high at D+. Surveyors see the world of GIS as the next isolated individual parcel that will need to be surveyed, or resurveyed. That decision on which parcel and why that parcel needs surveying is always made by anyone but the surveyor.

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U. S. Senate Passes Digital Coast Act of 2015
Business & Legal
Wendell

U. S. Senate Passes Digital Coast Act of 2015

Today, April 27, 2016, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation approved the Digital Coast Act of 2015. The Act, known as S. 2325 and backed by the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS), was approved without opposition.

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Is GPS Really A Gift to Surveying?
Business & Legal
Jim McLefresh

Is GPS Really A Gift to Surveying?

Today, with survey grade GPS, measurements can be made to the nearest centimeters. Are today? advancements in technology improvements that we really need? Were the skills and accuracies of yesterday good enough for land measurements? Is GPS surveying just another way of challenging yesterdays’ skills?

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Geodetic Certification Proposal ?Your Input Needed
GNSS & Geodesy
Wendell

Geodetic Certification Proposal ?Your Input Needed

Geodesy is the foundation of modern geospatial practice. In recognition of the importance of geodesy, the American Association for Geodetic Surveying (AAGS) is beginning to explore the idea of a Geodetic Certification Program. This effort is being led by the AAGS Geodetic Education and Certification Committee.

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Space Congestion FTW
GNSS & Geodesy
Wendell

Space Congestion FTW

If you’ve been checking the January and February 2016 schedules for satellite launches, you might have noticed how busy it is. According to an article

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LightSquared Is Back
GNSS & Geodesy
Wendell

LightSquared Is Back

You may remember the interference caused by LightSquared (see what I did there?) a few years ago when they tried to build a 4G network

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Carlson Releases SurveyGNSS 2016
GNSS & Geodesy
Wendell

Carlson Releases SurveyGNSS 2016

Carlson Software has released the 2016 version of its SurveyGNSS data post-processing software. SurveyGNSS is a high-accuracy post-processing software for Land Surveyors and other related

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