RTK Networks - The Future

Ten years ago, RTK surveys typically involved two GPS receivers (a base and a rover), a lot of batteries and cables, two radios, a tripod, a pole and a backpack to carry it all.

Today you can choose between a GPS or a GNSS receiver, and, a radio or a mobile phone. Only a few batteries are required, no cables, and it all fits on the pole. And now, with the establishment of RTK Networks, you can also choose to work with an RTK rover within these Networks instead of setting up your own base-station.

 

An Introduction

Introduces RTK Networks, briefly describing how they work in comparison to Single Reference RTK, and highlights the economic advantages of using Network RTK.

Different Methods

Describes the different methods of Network RTK available in the US & Canada (MAX, i-MAX and Virtual Reference Station), and the advantages and disadvantages of each. Includes the issues of traceability and the use of proprietary vs. standardized