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“The Case for Continuing and Strengthening NDGPS in Louisiana” Roy K. Dokka, Ph.D. Center for GeoInformatics and Louisiana Spatial Reference Center Louisiana.

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1 “The Case for Continuing and Strengthening NDGPS in Louisiana” Roy K. Dokka, Ph.D. Center for GeoInformatics and Louisiana Spatial Reference Center Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA LouisianaStateUniversity

2 LouisianaStateUniversity Today’s Program Why do we need the NDGPS system in Louisiana? Why do we need the NDGPS system in Louisiana? Why do we need it right now? Why do we need it right now?

3 LouisianaStateUniversity NOAA told the U.S. Congress in 2001 that the system used to measure elevations in LA was, Louisiana: A vulnerable landscape with a constantly changing geodetic control system “inaccurate and obsolete and unable to support public safety.” Bad vertical control affects levees, planning, evacuation roads, FEMA flood maps, and LiDAR.

4 LouisianaStateUniversity LSU’s Role in Fixing the Problem Creation of GULFNet GPS Reference Network across South Louisiana Creation of GULFNet GPS Reference Network across South Louisiana 42 CORS. Users can access the National Spatial Reference System anywhere in Louisiana with confidence. Think of CORS as “smart benchmarks”. GULFNet is updated daily and will remain accurate into the future without costly re- observations. Heights recognized as legal under Louisiana State law. 42 CORS. Users can access the National Spatial Reference System anywhere in Louisiana with confidence. Think of CORS as “smart benchmarks”. GULFNet is updated daily and will remain accurate into the future without costly re- observations. Heights recognized as legal under Louisiana State law. Creation of a State-wide Real-time Network Creation of a State-wide Real-time Network GULFNet real-time kinematic GPS RTN network allows users to obtain accurate and precise 3-D positions anywhere-anytime in Louisiana. Precision: 1 cm Horiz., 2 cm Vert. Users can obtain elevations by site calibration. GULFNet real-time kinematic GPS RTN network allows users to obtain accurate and precise 3-D positions anywhere-anytime in Louisiana. Precision: 1 cm Horiz., 2 cm Vert. Users can obtain elevations by site calibration. Training Training Provide know-how to enable users to exploit the new resources. “Positioning Louisiana for the future”

5 LouisianaStateUniversity What is the overall strategy regarding 3-D positioning in LA? The ability to obtain accurate 3-D positions has always been a shared responsibility between NGS, local government, surveyors, and others. The ability to obtain accurate 3-D positions has always been a shared responsibility between NGS, local government, surveyors, and others. NGS is committed to providing users in LA with access to the NSRS. This means maintaining a basic backbone of about a hundred benchmarks in south Louisiana, supporting CORS, development of technical standards. NGS is committed to providing users in LA with access to the NSRS. This means maintaining a basic backbone of about a hundred benchmarks in south Louisiana, supporting CORS, development of technical standards. C4G will provide state-wide GNSS technology to facilitate accurate and precise “anywhere-any time” 3-D positioning. C4G will provide state-wide GNSS technology to facilitate accurate and precise “anywhere-any time” 3-D positioning. Local people will have to decide how they wish to access the NSRS. NGS and C4G are dedicated to helping individual parishes craft viable local solutions to meet local needs and $$ issues. Local people will have to decide how they wish to access the NSRS. NGS and C4G are dedicated to helping individual parishes craft viable local solutions to meet local needs and $$ issues.

6 LouisianaStateUniversity Error is 1 cm Horiz. 2cm Vert., EVERYWHERE! GULFNet RTN Based on LSU GULFNet CORS, the most reliable component of the National Spatial Reference System in Louisiana. Based on LSU GULFNet CORS, the most reliable component of the National Spatial Reference System in Louisiana. Fully implemented in Louisiana. Includes stations in Texas and Mississippi. Fully implemented in Louisiana. Includes stations in Texas and Mississippi.

7 LouisianaStateUniversity RTN Real-Time Network Based on VRS technology “Positioning anywhere, any time” Cellular device to connect user to Internet and LSU GULFNet RTN Kinematic mode: ft (1 sec.) Relative vertical: + 2 cm (3 min.) Native output in “CORS 2002” but can easily be put in context through calibration.

8 LouisianaStateUniversity The Louisiana Legislature requested LSU measure the height of the South LA HPS in N = 50,000 points Note: Does not reflect post 2007 changes Due to construction by USACE

9 LouisianaStateUniversity With the GULFNet system, why do we need the NDGPS?

10 LouisianaStateUniversity NDGPS is still needed because GULFNet is..... not likely to be operational following a not likely to be operational following a major hurricane because of damage to major hurricane because of damage to cellular and internet communications. cellular and internet communications. limited by cellular coverage, whereas limited by cellular coverage, whereas the NDGPS signals are everywhere. the NDGPS signals are everywhere. land-centric, whereas NDGPS is also land-centric, whereas NDGPS is also offshore. offshore.

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13 LouisianaStateUniversity NDGPS is still needed because GULFNet is..... not likely to be operational following a not likely to be operational following a major hurricane because of damage to major hurricane because of damage to cellular and internet communications. cellular and internet communications. limited by cellular coverage, whereas limited by cellular coverage, whereas the NDGPS signals are everywhere. the NDGPS signals are everywhere. land-centric, whereas NDGPS is also land-centric, whereas NDGPS is also offshore. offshore.

14 LouisianaStateUniversity What else could be done? Adding more corrections to the broadcast signal. LSU can create an array of virtual CGPS stations to better blanket the state.

15 LouisianaStateUniversity Thank You!


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