East Bay Chapter CLSA

August Chapter Meeting - California Real-Time Network

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 5:30pm - 8:30pm

Location: Black Bear Diner, 5100 Hopyard Road in Pleasanton, CA

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The menu choices shall be one of the following:

1. Grilled Chicken Penne Pasta served with Garlic Bread

2. Hot Turkey Dinner served with mixed vegetables and mashed potatoes with turkey gravy.

3. Pecan-Crusted Trout with mashed potato with country gravy and  mixed vegetables.

Beverages are not included.

The Member Price is $20.00

Topic: The California Real-Time Network (CRTN.)  The CRTN is a free GPS network that delivers single-baseline solutions.  The strength of the CRTN its connection to Continuous GPS (CGPS) stations, which are the primary control points for the State.  With careful, redundant observations surveyors can bring in elevations from verifyable benchmarks and orient their projects to NAD83 geographic positions.  Users can connect to a RTCM3 stream on the internet though a NTRIP account to receive single-baseline, real-time corrections of coordinates provided by the California Spatial Reference Center (CSRC.)
Greg is going to discuss the benefits of the system, connection to it, and share some detailed testing that he has been doing using it.  He has been testing its point positioning and network accuracy within the Central San service area.  The real-time network is of great benefit to private and public surveyors alike  ... and the price is right!

Speaker:  Greg St. John, PLS.  Greg is the District Land Surveyor at the Central Contra Costa Sanitary District and Vice-President of the East Bay Chapter of the CLSA.  He also is a member of the Northern Calfiornia GPS Users Group, where he advocates for the value of the CRTN.  Greg has been licensed for 8 years and surveying for 15 years in Sacramento, Sonoma, and the East Bay.

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