Global Positioning System (GPS) Rentals

Whether you’re looking to perform advanced GIS data collection with submeter accuracy, or simply to map and store coordinates, we have multiple GPS rental models to choose from appropriate for any task.

We also carry surveying equipment.

Topcon GMS-2

Submeter GPS with TopSurv GIS Software

Topcon GMS-2

The GMS-2 is a powerful GPS unit for GIS datacollection or any application requiring real time submeter accuracy. It’s powerful 50 channel receiver is capable of using both the US GPS system and the Russian Glonass system simultaneously. Based on a windows CE handheld computer platform, these powerful instruments also include an integrated digital camera and bluetooth connectivity to various devices. Every Topcon GMS-2 rental includes TopSURV GIS software and Topcon Tools.

Ranges
GPS
Channels 50
Update rate 1 Hz
Time to first fix ~ 10 seconds warm, 60 seconds cold
Accuracy real time SBAS < 1 meter
Accuracy postprocessed < 1 cm
Features
  • 50 channel GPS receiver for accurate GIS data collection
  • Simultaneously uses the US GPS system and the Russian Glonass System
  • Real time SBAS including WAAS and EGNOS
  • Includes TopSURV GIS software
  • Rechargeable battery
  • PC interface
  • External antenna connector
  • Bluetooth
  • Integrated digital camera
  • Integrated compass
  • Large color LCD touchscreen
  • Flash data storage
  • Rugged dust proof and water resistant enclosure
Specifications
  • Flash storage 256 MB
  • Input power rechargeable lithium-ion battery
  • Runtime 7 hours
  • PC interface USB, RS232, and Bluetooth
  • Operating temperature -4 to 122°F
  • IP rating 66
  • Dimensions 7.8″ x 3.5″ x 1.8″
  • Weight 1.6 lbs
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Magellan Explorist XL

Handheld GPS

Magellan Explorist XL

One of our two available Magellan handheld GPS rental options, the Explorist XL is a 14 channel GPS receiver for basic mapping and storing of GPS waypoints. Of the two available Magellan GPS rentals, the Explorist features a larger screen and slightly longer runtimes from 4 AA alkaline batteries. Acquisition times are slightly longer vs the Meridian Color handheld GPS. Both are accurate to within 3 meters in real time. An SD card slot provides the capability to store unlimited waypoints. Data can be downloaded to a computer through it’s USB interface.

Ranges
GPS
Channels 14
Update rate 1 Hz
Time to first fix < 1 minute warm, < 2 minutes cold
Accuracy < 7 meters
Accuracy SBAS (WAAS) < 3 meters
Features
  • Easy to use pocket sized GPS
  • Real time SBAS (WAAS)
  • Backlit color display
  • Rugged design
  • Memory with preloaded points and multiple track logs
  • SD card slot
  • PC interface
Specifications
  • Flash storage 28 MB
  • Input power 4 AA alkaline batteries
  • Runtime 19 hours
  • PC interface USB
  • Operating temperature 14 to 140°F
  • Dimensions 6.5″ x 2.9″ x 1.3″
  • Weight 12 oz
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Magellan Meridian Color

Handheld GPS

Magellan Meridian Color

With an acquisition time of approximately 15 seconds, the Meridian color is the faster of our two available Magellan GPS rentals. This GPS is recommended for basic applications requiring the collection of waypoints at an accuracy of about 3 meters. Versus the Explorist XL the screen is slightly smaller and battery life is slightly reduced. An SD card slot allows unlimited waypoint storage, and the Meridan color connects to a PC via an RS232 interface.

Ranges
GPS
Channels 12
Update rate 1 Hz
Time to first fix ~ 15 seconds warm, ~ 1 minute cold
Accuracy < 7 meters
Accuracy SBAS (WAAS) < 3 meters
Features
  • Easy to use pocket sized GPS
  • Real time SBAS (WAAS)
  • Backlit color display
  • Rugged design
  • SD card slot
  • PC interface
Specifications
  • Datalogging points 500, unlimited with SD card
  • PC interface RS232
  • Input power 2 AA alkaline batteries
  • Runtime 14 hours
  • Operating temperature 14 to 140°F
  • Dimensions 6.5″ x 2.9″ x 1.2″
  • Weight 8 oz
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