NGS News: OPUS Projects v.5.1 is Live


Ben Gavin, NGS, observes kinematic GPS. These observations can be completed in minutes, versus hours for traditional static GPS.

OPUS Projects 5 has added an [ Upload GNSS Vectors ] function to incorporate high efficiency real-time kinematic (RTK) surveys into geodetic control projects. This update, along with new Requirements for Use in the 2023 GPS on Bench Mark Campaign will guide users in using high-efficiency GPS methods to maintain NGS datasheets and improve transformation models relating the nation’s existing NAVD 88 heights to the next GPS-based vertical datum.

Users can now upload GNSS vectors into their OPUS Projects, including vectors derived from either a single-base RTK setup or from a real-time network (RTN), for evaluation, quality assessment, and inclusion in a least squares network adjustment.

Use the new GNSS Vector Exchange (GVX) file format to transfer data from various manufacturer hardware to OPUS Projects 5:

  • ask your GPS vendor about new converters to GVX file format.
  • explore GVX sample data.

Learn more about OPUS Projects 5 via recorded webinars

For an overview of the new features, check out March 29, 2022’s OPUS User Forum: Working with Real-Time Kinematic Data in OPUS-Projects 5.

For instructions specific to the GPS on Bench Mark campaign, view our January 12, 2023 Using RTN Data in OPUS Projects 5 for GPSonBM.