US Department of Agriculture, USDA Forest Service, Technology and Development Program Banner with Logos.
Images from various aspects of the T&D Program.
HomeAbout T&DT&D PubsT&D NewsProgram AreasHelpContact Us
  T&D > T&D Pubs > Library Card T&D Publications Header
Library Card

Trent, Andy ; Karsky, Dick . 2008. Tailoring GPS for the Forest Service: MTDC's Testing and Evaluation Program. 0871 2807. Missoula, MT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, National Technology and Development Program. 18 p.

Since 1983, MTDC has been testing and evaluating GPS (global positioning system) technology for use in the Forest Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture. In the early days, when GPS systems were expensive, bulky, and difficult to use, MTDC worked with the manufacturers to suggest improvements. Now that the technology has matured, MTDC is more involved with testing GPS receivers in typical Forest Service settings to help determine how well they meet the Forest Service's needs. As GPS systems are improved, MTDC will continue testing and evaluating the newest technologies to see how well they meet the Forest Service's needs.

Keywords: accuracy, aerial application, aerial spraying, C/A, COMSEC, CORS, DGPS, Galileo satellite system, GLONASS, GNSS, GPSIII, history, P(Y), PPS, surveying, surveying instruments WAAS


E-mail this link.

These files are best for printing:

View high resolution PDF (11261 kb)

If you experience problems using the higher resolution PDF file, use the lower resolution PDF files if they are listed.

View low resolution PDF (1955 kb)

(Help with PDF files)

Adobe "Get Acrobat Reader" icon Click the icon to download a free version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.