GPS and Surveying Equipment
Scientists, students, and staff at RMBL use GPS and surveying equipment to accurately and precisely locate features related to their projects in three-dimensional space on the surface of Earth. GPS receivers calculate their position using <a href=”http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/gadgets/travel/gps2.htm” target=”_blank”>trilateration from three or more Earth-orbiting GPS satellites.
For a list of Frequently Asked GPS Questions – and answers – <a href=”/p174.php”>click here.
For more information, email <a href=”mailto:email@example.com”>firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the GIS office in the new Gothic Research Center.
This portion of Digital RMBL is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under <a href=”http://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=0420910″>DBI-0420910. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).