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What to Consider When Selecting and Buying a GNSS Receiver

Choosing the right GNSS receiver can lead to increased efficiency throughout GIS projects. Technological advancements have made accurate mapping faster, and there are new options that allow for more flexibility on the job. With many options in the market today with varying specifications, it can be hard to pick. Consider these factors when selecting a product:

Base Station vs Baseless

In some situations, using a traditional base sation GNSS can still make sense, but there are often efficiencies with going baseless. Consider things like time spent setting up and tearing down your base and rover - time that could be spent on other tasks with a baseless GNSS system.

Handheld vs Pole Mount

For many precise GNSS data collection projects like underground utility location and roadway inspections, you can now use a lighweight, handheld GNSS and ditch the typical pole setup without a lapse in precision.

Power Requirements

The power supply or the battery life of the receiver is a significant factor to consider when buying. The choice between a receiver with an internal power source or one without depends entirely on the application or type of job. For instance, for on-the-go purposes, receivers with an internal power source or built-in battery are the best. When external power fails, such receivers ensure the continuation of work and no downtimes.

Storage Capacity

If a receiver is not connected to an external device or network, the amount of recorded data it can store is an important feature. Even in the case of an external device, the internal capacity is still a feature to consider as it can prevent data loss should the receiver lose connection.

Communication and Communication Interface

Receivers are available in wired and wireless connections, and the setup determines the method of communication. While some receivers have custom inbuilt interfaces, others are delivered with accessorizing software to provide an interface on a connected device.

Why Duncan-Parnell

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