The Utah Reference Network (TURN) GPS
Software: Trimble PIVOT Platform
TURN GPS on the Trimble Pivot Web
The Utah Reference Network (TURN) GPS is a network of permanently located GPS receivers, installed across the state as shown in the map, through partnerships between Cities, Counties and State using equipment and facilities, to generate real time high accuracy GPS positioning. TURN GPS is used for a range of precision GPS applications including surveying, engineering, construction and GIS data collection.
Current cost is $600 for each User login and is good for a full year.
Creating an Account:
Go to the web site The Utah Reference Network GPS on the left side under ‘Home’ click on ‘Register’
This takes you to a secure pay site, select the ‘New Registration’ button, accept the Terms and Conditions (if you agree), go through the steps filling in the info. For the Origination don’t use any punctuation, User Name will stay the same for as long as you renew the account,keep that in mind. Complete the payment portion with a credit card, when done you will receive a confirmation email and receipt. It will take about 24 hours for the subscription payment to cycle through and the activation to be complete for field work.
Again go to the web site The Utah Reference Network GPS on the left side under ‘Home’ click on ‘Register’
This takes you to a secure pay site, select the ‘Renew Subscription’ button, accept the Terms and Conditions (if you agree).
Fill in your info for the subscription your renewing, Organization, Username, and Password, proceed to the payment portion use a credit card, when done you will receive a confirmation email and receipt. If the account has expired, it will take about 24 hours for the subscription payment to cycle through and the activation to be complete for field work, otherwise you will not notice any interruption.
Set up your data collector/gps unit exactly like the old VRS configuration, but change the IP Address to 188.8.131.52 and enter your new Username and Password.
The Utah Reference Network is a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) which provides both real time corrections and data for post processing to those that have an active subscription. The Coordinate Reference Frame for this network is NAD83(2011)(EPOCH:2010.0000.) The Latitude, Longitude and Ellipsoidal Height of each reference station was calculated by processing 24 hour files using the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) Online Positioning User Service (OPUS) Projects application. Eighteen NGS Continually Operating Reference Stations (CORS) were selected along the perimeter and interior of the network and were constrained to the published coordinates to conduct the final adjustment of the network coordinates.