Surveying at Night with RTK
I have been tasked with providing an estimate to profile about 20 miles of highway centerline (every 100' feet), and the work must be done during the night.
Does anyone have experience using RTK/GPS during the nighttime hours? Are there enough satellites over Texas during the late hours of the night to provide accurate GPS solutions?
I've done plenty of night work
I rather like it - calm and quiet
Get yourself a good headtorch, and a lantern plus spare batteries for both
Can't speak to Texas - But NZ gets sufficient satellites 24/7
Yes, night time surveying can be done with GPS and Robots. No issue with satellites.
I don't mean to be mean, but find it scary that an RTK user tasked with such a big project (over 1,000 shots) is unaware the GNSS constellations provide the same coverage day and night.
Well, asking questions is the best way to get to know more. The people I worry about are the ones who don't ask questions.