We’re looking at getting a Reach RS+ or RS2 and was curious what users experience was like under a couple different situations (we do ground surveys). We do not need centimeter accuracy vertically or horizontally.
- In the bush under forest canopy. Currently we use a Garmin 64s for spot readings. For example, every 25 meters we’ll take a reading and note it in the GPS.
If we could replace this with a GPS we could hook directly up to our equipment, like the Reach, would be ideal.
- The most important application is running EM surveys in agricultural fields (very wide open) attached to an ATV going about 10 km/hr. Again, we don’t need super high accuracy (being off by a foot is okay). Commonly used receivers are the Hemisphere S321 (with antenna) or the Juniper Systems Geode.
For this we need continuous GPS readings as the ATV moves along.
The Emlid Reach RS+ was spoken of very highly, but another user suggested that a handheld GPS would give more accurate readings than a standalone GPS (although move surveyors in the agricultural space use only one GPS).