Using the Free FDOT FPRN RTK Network for High Accuracy in the Field – June 21, 2017, 2:30 PM EST

Here in Florida we are fortunate to have a free RTK network for high accuracy corrections in the field provided by the Florida DOT – Florida Permanent Reference Network. Depending on the capability of your GPS equipment you can achieve up to 1 cm accuracy in the field, eliminating the need for post processing.  The webinar will cover how to register and  configure Real time corrections in TerraSync, TerraFlex and Collector for ArcGIS with the GNSS Status App. 



2 comments on “Using the Free FDOT FPRN RTK Network for High Accuracy in the Field – June 21, 2017, 2:30 PM EST

  1. Jonathan Moeller on

    I’m having some trouble understanding the difference between the difference broadcast formats. I notice you use “Multi Station (CMR)” in your instructions, and the name seems misleading as it appears to be a single baseline solution to the nearest base station. Is this correct, or is actually a network solution, but with vector information included to the nearest base station?

    Is there any reason not to use the “VRS (CMR)” format for a network solution? If so, what would be the required NTRIP port settings?


  2. eric bock on


    Florida DOT offers RTK corrections in a variety of broadcast formats and modes through the Florida Permanent Reference Network (FPRN). The FPRN has changed a little since the above post was created so I recommend that you go to the FPRN website and review those changes and create an account with them.

    Users have the ability to pick the correct broadcast format based on what their equipment may need, which include RTCM 2.3, RTCM 3, CMRP (plus), MSM4. With all the extra satellite constellations these days, i would recommend using the RTCM3 or MSM4 formats, but recommend that you read into those on the FPRN website.

    As far as the type of correction to setup, users can pick Direct (single base) corrections or NTRIP corrections like VRS, MAX, IMAX. Please visit this FPRN link that goes over the correct IP Address and Port settings.

    Here is a link to the FPRN FAQs

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