February Meeting of the Western Region Height Modernization Group

Photo of a NGS CORs

A few days ago I attended the February meeting of the Western Region Height Modernization Group. Here are some highlights from the meeting:

  1. ITRF 2014 was released last month and will be used in the future by NGS to adjust CORS coordinates in the United States.
  2. A beta version of Opus Projects that may be used as an alternative to the old bluebooking process for control monuments may be released by NGS this fall.
  3. NGS will be holding a “gravity school” from May 23, 2016 to May 27, 2016 in Colorado.
  4. NGS is holding a webinar to prepare volunteers for the 2016 GPS on Benchmarks Campaign. The webinar will be held on February 17th.
  5. The meeting concluded with a presentation by Derek VanWestrum about testing the new NGS gravity models in the Mountains of Colorado.

I hope you enjoy the links. I’ll post more information and links from the Western Region Height Modernization Group as appropriate.

Landon