professional-grade gps receivers

Choosing Between Recreational and Professional-Grade GPS Receivers

Why Consider Professional-Grade GPS Receivers? With increasing pressure to accomplish more work for less money, GPS field data collection systems based around inexpensive recreational-grade equipment may initially seem tempting. These products provide features that, at first glance, seem sufficient to do the job with price tags far below professional-grade GPS receivers. Given the large selection … Read More »

Accuracy vs. Precision

Client: “I’m not getting the accuracy I’m supposed to out of my GPS.” Representative: “What has led you to believe that?” Client: “It is not lining up with my aerial imagery” (insert historical data, monumentation, the onsite surveyor’s readings, Google Earth, etc.) Representative: “Really? I’m sorry to hear that. How far off is it?” Client: … Read More »

Trimble R1

The New Trimble R1 GNSS Receiver: Now you can turn your smartphone or tablet into an accurate GPS data collector

In the professional and industrial spheres, we have consistently seen consumer grade devices make their way into everyday use on jobs. Their ease of operability, multitude of applications, and small size has made smartphones, tablets, and small laptops invaluable business tools. Despite their many advantages, applying them to accurate locational data collection has always posed … Read More »