The LINZ network of reference stations provides accurate control points for monitoring and developing the geospatial infrastructure of the country, conducting geoscience research as part of the GeoNet project, and performing commercial survey work throughout New Zealand. Users can access positioning data from the LINZ reference stations through live data streams and archived data distributed over the Internet.
"Data from the existing installed Trimble NetRS reference station receivers have been highly beneficial both in terms of post-event analysis such as the recent September 2010 magnitude 7.1 earthquake near Christchurch and for monitoring ongoing tectonic movements such as the slow slip events that occur regularly on the eastern side of the North Island," said Dr. John Beavan, principal scientist at GNS.
"With the increased sample rate possibilities, low latency communication options and additional frequency channels that the Trimble NetR9 receiver provides, LINZ and GNS will be able to provide even more valuable positioning information, both in support of surveying and geospatial applications and for geoscience and natural hazards research in New Zealand."
The Trimble NetR9 reference receiver offers an industry-leading 440 channels for robust, unrivaled GNSS constellation tracking. The receiver supports a wide range of satellite signals, including GPS and GLONASS signals. The receiver is capable of tracking the experimental Galileo GIOVE-A and GIOVE-B test satellites for signal evaluation and test purposes.
Credit: Trimble Date 19-10-2010.