NGS Beta OPUS Released, Accepting RTK and Post-processed Data

On Sept. 16, the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) released the latest beta version of OPUS, called Beta OPUS Projects 5.0.  This version of OPUS now accepts real-time kinematic data and post-processed GNSS vectors from vendor softwareSee the box titled “Beta OPUS Projects 5.0 Webpage” on the website.

As stated in the announcement, NGS has developed a file format for submitted real-time kinematic (RTK) data and post-processed GNSS vectors from vendor software to NGS. It is denoted as GNSS Vector Exchange Format (GVX).  This format enables NGS to incorporate the data into its GNSS processing routines.

This is similar to the original Receiver Independent Exchange Format (RINEX) developed for making post-processing more efficient when combining GNSS data from manufacturers outputting raw GPS data in varying file formats. This is a significant improvement to NGS’s OPUS web utility.

Read more in GPS World article. https://www.gpsworld.com/ngs-beta-opus-released-accepting-rtk-and-post-processed-data/?utm_source=Survey+Scene&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_campaign=NCMCD210930003&oly_enc_id=1784A2382467C6V

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