The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) is inviting GNSS network vendors, managers and users to Memphis, Tenn., July 16-17, 2012, to examine how local GNSS augmentations interact with each other, with NGS, with the NSRS, and with users, vendors, and operators.

There are currently more than 100 GNSS real-time networks (RTN) operating in the United States. These RTN provide a valuable service and include a variety of operational formats, procedures and techniques. Sitting between the CORS and the local practitioner, they offer significant cost-effective positioning for a wide variety of users. Because of this, they are becoming the primary control basis for local projects and applications.

The NGS two-day symposium will include invited and contributed presentations from federal agencies, RTN operators and RTN users and will address various issues surrounding operating and using RTN as well as the federal role in supporting real-time networks. Those interesting in attending should email William Henning.