According to a bulletin released by the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) on November 18, 2021, the agency is officially extending the GPS on Bench Marks Campaign’s cut-off date for one year, until December, 31, 2022. The goal is to encourage partners to continue to collect and submit GPS data to NGS for use in developing products to be launched with the modernized National Spatial Reference System (NSRS). This extra time will also allow participants to use the recently released beta version of the NGS Opus Projects 5.0 software to submit data.
More details on the GPS on Bench Marks Campaign can be found here and here.
The status of the campaign in Wisconsin has been reported on here and here.
Since the start of 2021, Wisconsin leads the nation in the number of 10-km priority hexagons completed, and is second in the nation behind Minnesota in the number of 2-km hexagons. This effort, spearheaded by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and involving dozens of partners, will help ensure the quality of the modernized NSRS for the state.
The NGS dashboard showing progress over the country can be found here.
NGS is offering a free webinar on this extention on January 13th, 2022 at 2 pm eastern.