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March 19th, 2011
First-Ever Simultaneous GPS Survey in 50 States Will Benefit Nation’s Mapping Capability

Hundreds of surveyors from all around the United States will join NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey on Saturday, March 19, at exactly 1 p.m. EDT, in the first-ever Surveying USA Day, a kick-off event commemorating Surveyor’s Week coordinated by the National Society of Professional Surveyors. The event will provide professional, government and independent surveyors the opportunity to collect global positioning system (GPS) data simultaneously from various different methods, including handheld GPS devices, as well as more sophisticated surveying equipment. As a result, NOAA is expecting a large influx of data submitted to its Online Positioning User Service (OPUS)—a new database tool that allows surveyors, engineers, and other users to share their survey results. Read More