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TRB AFB80 Summer Meeting 2019 – Some Highlights

This past weekend’s heat wave in New Hampshire prepped me for the weather in Daytona, Fl at the TRB AFB80 summer meeting, but it was still HOT. Although I was not able to attend the morning presentations on Tuesday, the … Continue reading

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3D Positional Uncertainty and Accuracy Webinar Recap

The webinar on 3D positional uncertainty and accuracy seemed to be well received. There was an excellent level of registrations. Attendance was good and the request for additional information were amazing. For those who were unable to register click here … Continue reading

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NGS Webinar – GPS on Bench Marks 2022 Campaign

As part of modernizing the National Spatial Reference System, a NGS webinar will explain a transformation tool that provides a mapping-grade transformation between the current and new datums. Users are encouraged to submit GPS data on existing bench marks to … Continue reading

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Surveying Control – Its Misuse and Effects on Accuracy

One of the most important concepts in surveying is the principle that surveying control should be significantly more accurate than the actual survey. Some say it should be twice as accurate, some say an order of magnitude. In many cases … Continue reading

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CORS and OPUS BETA Coordinates Now Available

Attention CORS and OPUS users. The NGS has announced the availability of BETA coordinates for CORS and OPUS websites. BETA Release Overview Updated Coordinates and Velocities BETA Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) coordinates and velocities are now available on the … Continue reading

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NGS 2019 Geospatial Summit – Registration is Required

The NGS 2019 Geospatial Summit will be held in Silver Spring, MD May 6 – 7, 2019. The ongoing modernization of the National Spatial Reference System will be the main focus of the event. The NGS plans to replace the … Continue reading

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World Magnetic Model Recently Updated Ahead of Time

Magnetic North is not a static position. The World Magnetic Model was recently updated to reflect the fact that the movement of magnetic north has been rapidly progressing northward towards Siberia. From an article by Maya Wei-Haas in National Geographic … Continue reading

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2019 Geospatial Summit Update From NGS

The NGS has announced that the Draft Agenda for this summer’s 2019 Geospatial Summit, to be held in Silver Spring, Maryland May 6 – 7, 2019, is now available In addition, they issued a Call for Case Studies focusing on … Continue reading

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OPUS-Projects Manager’s In-Person Training

An in-person, two-day training session on OPUS-Projects is being offered by NGS trainers Charles Geoghegan and Benjamin Erickson on December 11 and 12, 2018 at the NGS Testing and Training Center in Woodford, VA. This is an excellent opportunity to … Continue reading

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Geodesy Fundamentals Webinar From NGS

Dave Zenk, NGS Northern Plains Regional Geodetic Advisor is presenting a webinar on Geodesy Fundamentals October 11, 2018 at 2 PM EDT. This webinar discusses the fundamentals of astronomy, geodesy, geodetic datums, map projections, and GPS. It is intended to … Continue reading

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