They used GPS even before it was fully built: The adoption of GPS by surveyors

04 December 2023
GPS World

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The Global Positioning System (GPS) project began in 1973 and was incorporated into the National Spatial Reference System (NSRS) by the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) in 1983.

Despite not being operational until 1993, GPS has significantly changed the work of surveyors and geospatial users, with its cost-effective receivers, user-friendly processing software, and the establishment of statewide Real-Time Networks.

The development of these applications has led to the development of applications not imagined 50 years ago.