The NGS has opened registration for Real Time GNSS Network Symposium in Memphis, Tenn., on July 16-17, 2012. A block of reduced rate rooms is being reserved at the Doubletree Memphis downtown for $149 and is expected to be available soon.

The symposium will examine how local GNSS augmentations interact with each other; with NGS; with the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS); and with users, vendors, and operators.

There are currently more than 100 GNSS Real Time Networks (RTNs) operating in the United States. These RTNs provide a valuable service and include a variety of operational formats, procedures, and techniques. Situated between the Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) and the local practitioner, RTNs offer significant cost-effective positioning for a wide variety of users. Due to their cost-saving potential, they are becoming the primary control basis for local projects and applications.

The Real Time GNSS Network Symposium will include invited and contributed presentations from federal and state agencies, RTN operators, and RTN users. Various issues of mutual concern will be discussed.

There is no charge to register for the event.

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