PSLS Member Sets PA Benchmark on GPS Day

30 Apr 2013 4:08 PM | Anonymous
In observance of the 2013 National Surveyors Week, dedicated PSLS member Bruce Lewis, PLS, braved the elements in southeastern Pennsylvania on GPS Day, March 16, to collect data for submission to the OPUS-DB. The weather that day included just about everything that could fall from the sky: rain, sleet, wet snow (and maybe a few cats and dogs), but Bruce was not going to be deterred.

He originally planned on observing a USGS monument near Morgantown, Pa.; however, when he arrived at the site, he found that the monument had been removed. Determined to collect his data, Bruce then called a fellow PSLS member to ask for suggestions on a different location. Eventually, Bruce found his way to the suggested USGS monument in Kimberton, Pa. Supplied with a receiver and data collector generously loaned by Frank Lenik of Leica Geosystems, Bruce endured the inclement weather and recorded all of the information required for submission to the OPUS-DB. The data was submitted, reviewed and now there is another Pennsylvania monument in the USGS data base. Well done, Bruce!
 
The published solution (assigned PID is BBCZ11) is available at: http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/OPUS/getDatasheet.jsp?PID=BBCZ11&style=modern


Photo: Bruce Lewis

Many thanks to Rich Shewman, PLS, for submitting this information to PSLS.
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