CORS site has variety of hi-tech commercial applications
Lawrence County is home to a Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS), a static, survey-grade GPS receiver which is permanently positioned at a known geographic location. The CORS, located at R.A. Hubbard School in North Courtland, is there thanks to a joint effort of area farmers, the Lawrence County Board of Education, ALDOT, the Alabama Cooperative Extension Service and the National Geodetic Survey. The station provides centimeter-level position accuracy in Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) applications. It is very useful in a variety of commercial applications and is freely available for all to use. It can be particularly useful for farmers, surveyors, utility providers and those in the construction and transportation industries. A group of Lawrence County farmers who practice precision agriculture provided the seed money and the initiative for installing the system.
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