Delayed Release of the Modernized NSRS

Delayed Release of the Modernized NSRS NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) is announcing a delay in the release of the modernized National Spatial Reference System (NSRS). In 2007, NGS began planning for the modernized NSRS, acquiring its first airborne gravimeter, creating and initiating the Gravity for the Redefinition of the American Vertical Datum (GRAV-D) project and by 2008 had codified […]

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NOAA , Quantum Spatial $18.8 Million Shoreline Mapping Contract

NOAA Awards Recent NV5 Acquisition Quantum Spatial $18.8 Million Shoreline Mapping Contract HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Jan. 20, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NV5 Global, Inc. (the “Company” or “NV5”) (Nasdaq: NVEE), a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, announced today that Quantum Spatial, Inc. (“Quantum Spatial”), an NV5 company, has been selected as prime contractor under the National Oceanic and […]

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NGS has released Blueprint for 2022: Working in the Modernized NSRS

NGS has just released Blueprint for 2022 Part 3: Working in the Modernized NSRS (PDF, 1.2MB).  This publication addresses how geospatial professionals can expect to work within the newly-modernized NSRS when NAD 83 and NAVD 88 are replaced. While there will be presentations on Blueprint for 2022, Part 3 during this year’s Geospatial Summit, we recommend you try to review the document […]

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Beta GEOID18 Model Released for Public Comment

Map of Beta GEOID18 Released

NGS will replace GEOID12B with GEOID18 in mid-2019. GEOID18 will be the last hybrid geoid model that NGS will create before NAVD 88 is replaced by the North American-Pacific Geopotential Datum of 2022 (NAPGD2022). Beta GEOID18 is now available for review. Hybrid geoid models convert NAD 83 ellipsoid heights to NAVD 88 orthometric heights by constraining a gravimetric geoid model […]

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