Washington State Reference Network (WSRN)

The City of Bellingham is a partner in a regional cooperative of GPS reference stations and data that enables cost-saving solutions for public and private sectors in the fields of surveying, mapping, and other high accuracy location technology needs.

Though fairly new to the U.S., these types of networks have been very successful in Europe and Asia where networks span entire countries where utilization is spreading beyond surveying to mapping, utilities, emergency response, agriculture, forestry, public safety, transportation, machine control for construction, environmental, and scientific research.

The cost savings of WSRN can be substantial. By following proper procedures, users can observe locations to centimeters in seconds.