The City of Bellingham is a partner in a
regional cooperative of GPS reference stations and data that enables cost-saving
solutions for public and private sectors in the fields of surveying, mapping,
and other high accuracy location technology needs.
Though fairly new to the U.S., these types of networks have been very
successful in Europe and Asia where networks span entire countries where
utilization is spreading beyond surveying to mapping, utilities, emergency
response, agriculture, forestry, public safety, transportation, machine
control for construction, environmental, and scientific research.
The cost savings of WSRN
can be substantial. By following proper procedures, users can observe
locations to centimeters in seconds.