First, we hope this announcement finds you healthy and safe during these difficult times. It goes without saying the continued patronage of our users is critical to the success of SmartNet and we remain committed to offering the same reliability and availability you have come to expect regardless of the headwinds we may encounter.
In late March, a decision was made to delay the launch of our Spring adjustment to allow us to focus on continuity of service as the winds of uncertainty spiraled around us. And while this delay has had no impact on overall operations or network quality, further delay will be felt by users in various regions due to localized conditions.
The focus of this adjustment and maintenance will address the following items:
1. Update physical coordinates of all stations in SmartNet
2. Update broadcast coordinates of station in areas of high dynamics (California)
3. Deprecate the MYCS1 and CSRS v6.0 MRF mountpoints
Update physical coordinates of all stations in SmartNet
As with our typical Spring and Fall updates, the focus of this adjustment for the vast majority of our service area is to maintain the internal consistency of the physical coordinates of the stations. These physical coordinates are what allow us to create high-quality network corrections to minimize the impact of distance dependent errors. Put simply, these physical coordinate changes DO NOT effect the broadcast coordinates that a majority of our users rely on to compute their RTK positions, but periodic updates in the background are required to maintain the overall health and performance of the network.
Update broadcast coordinates of stations in areas of high dynamics (California)
No broadcast coordinate changes will be made for areas outside of California, as California offers a unique set of challenges for RTK users. As is standard practice for our typical Spring and Fall adjustments, California users will receive a separate email advising them of the effects of this adjustment. A support article for our California users can be found at the following link - https://snna.co/caspringadj20
Broadcast coordinate changes are NOT expected on stations outside of California.
Deprecate the MYCS1 and CSRS v6.0 MRF mountpoints
As we covered during our MYCS2 and v7.1 update webinars late last year, we launched MYCS1 and CSRS v6.0 MRF (multi-reference frame) Mountpoints to allow users to transition between the new broadcast coordinates that were launched in January. Due to the changes in the underlying velocity models of the tools we rely on from NGS (US) and NRCAN (CAN) as we can no longer produce MYCS1 or CSRS v6.0 coordinates for stations, and for this reason we will be deprecating all MRCS1 and CSRS v6.0 mountpoints on July 20, 2020. If you are currently using any of these mountpoints it is imperative you immediately transition to one of our standard mountpoints.
For more information on this topic please watch our one of our MYCS2 / v7.1 transition webinars linked here - https://snna.co/coordupd2020
In closing, for a majority of our users this adjustment will have minimal impact on their day to day operations when using SmartNet. The only users that will see an immediate impact in operations are customers in California (please refer to the email you have already received to address the effects in California) and customers that have not transitioned from the MYCS1 and CSRS v6.0 MRF mountpoints. As always, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact support to address your needs.
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