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What is GPS? How is it useful to waste and earth-moving industries?

GPS is an acronym for the US Global Positioning System, a system of 24 satellites used for calculating a user's position on earth. Using GPS to calculate machine position for construction, waste management or surveying has several advantages over using an optical transit or laser. The main advantage is that you don't need line-of-sight from the instrument to the machine for GPS to work - you only need an unobstructed view of the sky. With GPS, there is no need to move the instrument when visual obstructions block your view of the positioning instrument. GPS also allows the user to determine horizontal and vertical position, unlike a laser, which provides only vertical position information within the range of the mast on the equipment. Using GPS is a faster and simpler way to operate.

How accurate are GeoLogic Computer System's GPS measurements?

Conventional GPS is usually accurate to +/- 50ft or (15m). This accuracy is unusable for precision earthwork and measurement. GeoLogic Computer Systems uses state-of-the-art Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS technology combined with error-correction software intelligence, allowing you to calculate your position with substantially better confidence, accuracy of +/- 0.05ft (0.015m).

How fast can I move and still collect points?

GeoLogic Computer System's RTK GPS system collects points at driving speeds found in a construction environment. Competing RTK GPS systems can only determine position at a walking pace, or worse, require you to come to a stop to determine position accurately.
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