I just wanted to post a preview for my upcoming review of the GeoExplorer 6000 series. I’ve been a little busy lately with other work (go figure.) In my previous post, I outlined the history of the GeoExplorer Series, and promised an in-depth review.
I received my GeoExplorer last week from Seiler Instruments (Thanks Jay and Lanny!) and just finished my final test last Sunday 3/20/11. Here is what I’ve performed for my testing….
- Canopy Testing: Tim Smith at the NPS loaned me his Saturday and his GPS Test course at his house in Conifer, CO for this test.
- Urban Canyon: I drove around the streets of downtown Denver streaming a Polyline feature in TerraSync. This was probably the hardest test.
- Quick static occupations of NGS Control around the Greater Denver Area. Just to see how accurate this receiver would be against known control that a surveyor would reference.
- Relative Precision: I set out some measuring tape in Washington Park in Denver and measured set lengths of 10 feet. I tested the VRSNow network as well as the beta test the new little known about NGS CORS NTRIP streaming service.