GPS Ground Networks

The largest GPS networks in the United States are the EarthScope Plate Boundary Observatory (Figure 1) operated by UNAVCO and CORS (Figure 2) organized by the National Geodetic Survey. The Canadian government also sponsors many GPS sites (Figure 3). All of these organizations, including the GPS networks highlighted in Figures 4 and 5, have open data policies, whereby anyone can use the GPS data.

Figure 1.The GPS portion of the Plate Boundary Observatory (PBO).

Figure 2.Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) mainly provides data from the eastern United States.

Figure 3.The Canadian GPS network.

Figure 4.EUREF, the European GPS network; the International GNSS Service (IGS) archives data from a global network; GEONET, the Japanese GPS network.

Figure 5.PositioNZ, the GPS network in New Zealand; the Australian Regional GNSS Network (ARGN); and COCONet, the Caribbean GPS network.

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