"Last week I was in Lake Charles down to Cameron, this week I've been from Belle Chase to New Orleans and today in north of Baton Rouge. This system has worked flawlessly. Yesterday was a 13000 point topo on a levee and today I'm shooting single geo borings, this would have been a 4-5 day job the old RTK way."
Kimble Slaton
Kimble Slaton PS, UAV
"The customer service that you provided was excellent. You provided all of the necessary connection data in a timely manner. When my survey crew arrived on our site in New Orleans they were able to connect without any problems. I had them check into two NGS monuments and the accuracy results were within our tolerance. I have to say our experience using your network was excellent and I would definitely recommend it to other surveyors."
Roger Dawson
Roger Dawson Survey Director -TRC
“It’s a no-brainer! You get the increased efficiencies and confidence for a fraction of the cost of even an entry-level field hand. It doesn’t take much business sense to figure that one out.”
Carl Jeansonne, PLS
Carl Jeansonne, PLS Professional Land Surveyor
Ben Fernandez
Ben Fernandez
Rockabilly Rebel

The Bedlamville Triflers

Ben Fernandez surveys Gravity, Deflection of Vertical and GPS on Benchmarks by day (often nights) but since 2008 he has been a band mate of a group called The Bedlamville Triflers! In pursuit of this passion he has been playing a mix of old-school rockabilly, surf, and a bit of country AND western. The music is steeped in the sounds of Louisiana and it's musical heritage. To learn more visit their Facebook Page @ https://www.facebook.com/TheTriflers
+ C4G

The LSU Center for GeoInformatics is home to the LSRC, GULFnet and the C4Gnet.XYZ Real-Time Network.

+ LSRC

Louisiana Spatial Reference Center was formed as a partnership in cooperation with NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS), focused on creating state-of-the-art positional infrastructure for the state of Louisiana and to provide technical leadership, training and access to positional data.

+ CORS

Continiously Operating Reference Stations are ground stations that collect positions of GNSS satellites over 12 thousand miles away in space and log these data every second.

+ GULFnet

Access to all GULFNet CORS data in our repository is available freely to the public through C4G in its role as the LSRC and partnerships with members of the Gulf Coast Spatial Reference Consortium (GCSRC).

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Louisiana's Statewide Real-Time Network that gives clients NSRS positions without the need to setup a base station.

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Study of Gravity
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C4Gnet.XYZ Real Time Network Status Messages

Current Status Messages in all regions
  • Information in Region C4Gnet Statewide North LA subnet
    SubjectStart DateEnd Date
    CSTA Station Upgrades!5/15/20248/1/2024
    CSTA in Coushatta, LA, has been upgraded to an Alloy receiver and Zephyr Geodetic 3 GNSS antenna. These upgrades support all the latest satellite constellations, including BeiDou satellites.
  • Warning in Region C4Gnet Statewide
    SubjectStart DateEnd Date
    Solar Cycle 254/10/20245/17/2026
    We are approaching the peak years of the latest solar cycle (the 25th since the phenomenon was tracked), which will peak in 2025.

    During this period, space weather events like solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CME) will occur. During such events that can last one or more days, you may experience long fix times, inability to fix, or high residuals.

    Note that such events are not frequent; we’ve only had a handful over the past 20 years. However, if you are experiencing such field difficulties, space weather could be a contributing factor.

    Read more about this on our space weather page, which can be found here: https://c4g.lsu.edu/index.php/rtn/space-weather-gps.

    We have added links to our http://C4Gnet.XYZ website that allow you to see the locally derived ionosphere Index (I95) and the predicted ionospheric/geometric errors, which indicate the estimated impact you could expect in a rover measurement. The I95 represents current conditions. If you see the index in the red for one or more hours, you might experience the effects noted above.

    Here is a link to the NOAA Space Weather Prediction 3-day Forecast: https://www.swpc.noaa.gov/products/3-day-forecast

    The forecast is expressed as Kp Index. If you see a Kp of 6+, then you might experience the effects noted above. By looking at current Kp values, and the locally derived I95, you can get a sense of what to expect.
  • Information in Region C4Gnet Statewide North LA subnet
    SubjectStart DateEnd Date
    WINF Station Upgrades!5/21/20248/21/2024
    WINF in Winnfield, LA, has been upgraded to an Alloy receiver and Zephyr Geodetic 3 GNSS antenna. These upgrades support all the latest satellite constellations, including BeiDou satellites.
  • Information in Region North LA subnet
    SubjectStart DateEnd Date
    HOMR CORS Added5/30/202410/31/2024
    A New CORS was installed at Homer High School with the Station ID of HOMR. The raw data is available on http://CORS.LSU.EDU, and it is now part of the C4Gnet.XYZ Real-Time Network.

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