DIY RTK Surveying

This week, we are highlighting a project from Ben Dauphinee, who utilized our RTK Facet to do some DIY land surveying.

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In case you aren't familiar with our line of GPS/GNSS and RTK Products, this is something we are really passionate about and we think our line is really competitive in both performance and price in the market. That's why it's so cool to see projects like this one from Ben Dauphinee, who utilized our RTK Facet to do some DIY land surveying.

SparkFun RTK Facet

SparkFun RTK Facet


"For basic users, it’s incredibly easy to get up and running; for advanced users, the RTK Facet is a flexible and powerful tool, with full calibration by the NGS. With just a few minutes of setup, the RTK Facet is one of the fastest ways to take centimeter-grade measurements."

SparkFun GPS-RTK-SMA Breakout - ZED-F9P (Qwiic)

SparkFun GPS-RTK-SMA Breakout - ZED-F9P (Qwiic)

SparkFun RTK mosaic-X5

SparkFun RTK mosaic-X5

SparkFun GPS-RTK2 Board - ZED-F9P (Qwiic)

SparkFun GPS-RTK2 Board - ZED-F9P (Qwiic)

SparkFun RTK Facet L-Band

SparkFun RTK Facet L-Band


We also have a ton of resources to help you with your next GPS/GNSS Project. This is a big passion of ours and we have developed a lot of educational content that we think is really great. Start with our main page on everything GPS, then move on to this list of topics to get you going down the rabbit hole:

What is GPS RTK?

Learn about the latest generation of GPS and GNSS receivers to get 14mm positional accuracy!

Setting up a Rover Base RTK System

Getting GNSS RTCM correction data from a base to a rover is easy with a serial telemetry radio! We'll show you how to get your high precision RTK GNSS system setup and running.

How to Build a DIY GNSS Reference Station

Learn how to affix a GNSS antenna, use PPP to get its ECEF coordinates and then broadcast your own RTCM data over the internet and cellular using NTRIP to increase rover reception to 10km!

We love showcasing projects from our community. If you make something cool and want to share, shoot us a tweet @sparkfun, or let us know on Instagram, Facebook or LinkedIn.

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