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AlphaRTK announces free educational RTK access

Feb 2023 | No Comment

AlphaRTK, a real-time kinematic (RTK) service provider, announced today it will provide students and faculty of Rutgers University, West Chester University, and Warren County Community College free access to its global navigation satellite system (GNSS) correction network. AlphaRTK is the most affordable, privately held, RTK subscription network to fully support four-constellation GNSS corrections. The service is currently available for use in New Jersey, as well as both the New York City and Philadelphia metropolitan areas.

A real-time kinematic (RTK) network is a system of ground-based stations that use data from navigation satellites to provide centimeter-accurate real-time coordinate data to users in such fields as GIS (geographic information systems), engineering, surveying, construction, agriculture, and more. The accuracy enables high precision in research conducted by the schools.

Typically, technicians use wireless devices to receive the correction data directly into a mapping application, such as Esri ArcGIS Field Maps, however, AlphaRTK also records RINEX data that can be used for post-processing workflows, such as with PPK drones.

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