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 users can choose between a GPS or a GNSS receiver, and a radio or a mobile phone, and it all fits on the pole.
With the establishment of RTK networks, they can also choose to work with an RTK rover within these networks instead of setting up their own base-station.
SmartNet gives users easy access to precise Network RTK data, where they experience the best availability, reliability, and traceability using internationally recognized standards, combined with flexible and affordable subscription options that meet the needs of the local market.
"I spent about three weeks up there - I wouldn't have missed it." says RLS founder Shane Loyd, PLS (Professional Land Surveyor) about his work on the soon-to-be-completed Cumberland Trail in Tennessee, “but I have to admit, I was glad to get home too!”.
RLS, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, has been around since 1999. Starting in 2007, they began to offer scanning and have established a good reputation for applying cutting edge techniques and equipment to surveying projects.