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The Utah Reference Network (TURN) GPS Expands into Idaho

Author · Jessie Pechmann
Published · May 29, 2015
Last modified · May 2, 2024
Category · TURN
Read time · 1 min

Since 2005, UGRC has administered the Statewide Global Positioning Reference Network. The initial 15 stations have grown to 90 survey grade GPS receivers located across Utah and into three neighboring states. The most recent expansion was into southeastern Idaho after UGRC was approached by Idaho State University about the network. The expansion increases revenue for the network as a whole, as well as improves coverage accuracy by densifying the base station locations.


The network is used by over 400 subscribers. Legislative and local government support keeps the yearly subscription rate to only $600. These low subscription fees result in more usage, and more accurate locations for surveying monuments, public lands, and private property. The network is used for a range of precision GPS applications including surveying, engineering, construction, and GIS data collection.

To learn more about the Network and to subscribe, visit the GPS Network webpage.