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GPS Base Station

GPS Information

The Brookings, South Dakota, community GPS Base is a cooperative effort between South Dakota State University, the City of Brookings, and Local GPS Users. The GPS Base is a Trimble 5700 receiver with a Trimble Zepher Geodetic antenna. It is mounted on the Northwest corner of the mechanical room on the roof of Crothers Engineering Hall on the Campus of South Dakota State University. The GPS Base has been in operation since October of 2008. The horizontal coordinates were established by static GPS observations of National Geodetic Survey control points in October, 2008.

Note: Corrections provided by this base station are based on South Dakota State Plain Coordinates, North Zone. Coordinates derived by use of the GPS Base may result in coordinates from actual South Dakota State Plain Coordinates, North Zone.


South Dakota State University provides the GPS web site and its services as a convenience to the community of Brookings, South Dakota and disclaims all warranties relating to the GPS web site and the information contained herein, whether expressed or implied, including without limitation any implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, functionality, data integrity, or protection. South Dakota State University will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential, indirect or similar damages due to the use or misuse of the GPS web site and the information contained herein. The person or entity using the GPS web site and the information contained on it bears all risk as to the use and application of this information. Furthermore, South Dakota State University does not guarantee that the GPS base station, the GPS web site, or data will be operating or available at any given time. Use of this system and its data is at the user's own risk. The GPS web site is provided as a service and convenience to the Public and is setup at the pleasure of the University and Local GPS Users. This service may be discontinued with no advance notice by the operators or service to users discontinued for abuse or misuse of the system.