Network RTK Services

Network RTK services are provided mostly by private industry in Canada. With a subscription-based access model, commercial RTK providers stream real-time GNSS corrections via internet to wireless users within areas of cellular coverage.

Most commercial providers make GNSS observations from their reference stations available to NRCan to integrate their coordinates into the national standard. A description of the collaboration agreement and list of the major participating network RTK providers can be found on the NRCan web site at https://webapp.geod.nrcan.gc.ca/geod/data-donnees/rtk.php?locale=en. Users can download the NRCan-derived position time series of the commercial GNSS reference stations  to verify their stability. The NRCan web interface also provides lists of all RTK stations being monitored in KML and CSV formats. Detailed information on commercial RTK coverage in different provinces can be found at the providers’ website links found in table 2.

Table 2. RTK providers conforming to NAD83 (CSRS) - February 2019

Name coverage Purpose URL
Leica SmartNet Regional Land survey, machine guidance https://www.smartnetna.com/coverage_network.cfm
Cansel CanNet Regional Land survey, agriculture, GIS, machine control http://www.can-net.ca
Topcon TopNet Regional Land survey, machine guidance, agriculture http://www.topnetlive.com
Lewis Instruments Regional Land survey, agriculture http://www.lewisinstruments.com/product_list.cfm?url_sub_category_id=65