I have been planning on upgrading and/or replacing my non-glonass GPS systems and was spending some time browsing about the new L5 signal when I came across this article;
If this article is accurate and in the next five years we could buy a survey grade GPS system for less than $1000.00 what would be the incentive of spending the megabucks for a new system in the next four years. I think with proper maintenance and maybe the occasional repair I can easily keep my systems working four more years.
If in five years a new system could be bought for less than $1000.00 the maximum value of any existing system would not be equal to or greater than the cost of a new system making anything bought in the next four or five years practically worthless.
You don't hear anything about this from Leica, Trimble or Topcon and I was just wondering about the opinion of the surveyor community