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Provides High-Accuracy GNSS Positioning Across Canada

What is Can-Net ?

Can-Net operates a Virtual Reference Station (VRS) network providing high accuracy GNSS correction signals, serving the Agriculture, Geospatial and Construction markets. High accuracy GNSS correction signals allow users to achieve centimeter-level accuracy, which in turn, enables highly precise user applications across many industries. Delivering GNSS data for real-time and post-processed applications, the Can-Net VRS Network gives users exceptional precision, fast initialization and the largest coverage area in Canada.

Network Highlights:

  • Over 300 Stations across Canada: The Can-Net Virtual Reference Network supports thousands of active users.
  • Weathering the Storm: VRS solutions have advanced real-time Ionospheric correction modeling to significantly reduce errors at the rover due to atmospheric activity. Can-Net is continually investing in its network infrastructure and system modernization.
  • Increased reliability: A fully redundant server system. Its detection system can determine if there are any issues with the primary system. In the event of an issue, the system will be switched to the back-up system allowing users to reconnect with no changes to their settings.
  • Increased stability of both the primary and backup systems: Providing peace of mind for reliable uptime accessibility to high accuracy corrections.
    GNSS positioning across Canada


    The real-time and post-processed VRS correction services provide a number of significant advantages to users over single station RTK.

    Hardware Costs:

    • 50% savings over conventional RTK as VRS only requires a rover receiver and cellular/IP connectivity. No base station investment or maintenance costs.

    Efficiency of Deployment:

    • Multiple crews can be deployed at one time and work simultaneously.

    Productivity Improvements:

    • Begin working immediately.
    • No need to investigate base station sites.
    • Simply Connect - Correct - Measure. It's that easy!


    • Real-time data is available in a variety of subscription terms for versatility of use
    • Subscriptions are also available with the rental of an RTK rover
    • Post-processed data is available as a yearly subscription

    After subscribing to post-processed services, go to www.can-net.ca and click "User Web Portal" to log in to your account to access and manage data files.

    For real-time services you will need a valid Can-Net account, cellular/IP connectivity and GNSS equipment. Virtually any data-enabled modem integrated within a guidance device or as a stand-alone component can be used.

    Once configured, the Can-Net service is very simple to use. Your local Can-Net reseller's technical support representatives are always happy to assist users.

    Can-Net VRS

    How Virtual Reference Station Networks Work

    Can-Net VRS Now provides positioning professionals with instant access to Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) and Post-Processing (PP) corrections utilizing a network of permanent (fixed) reference stations. With no base station or setup required, it is cost-effective, efficient and simple to use GPS/GNSS positioning based on a set of reference stations. Simply Connect. Correct. Measure.

    Can-Net Coverage

    The Can-Net VRS network footprint spans across Canada, providing instant access to high accuracy positioning anywhere coverage is indicated on the adjacent map.

    • Comprising of over 300 GNSS reference stations coast to coast
    • Extensive coverage area of ~672,471 square miles
    • Providing continuous 24-hour data for increased field crew productivity

    Now with Expanded Coverage benefiting Quebec and New Brunswick users

    Can-Net has recently added 8 new reference stations equipped with Trimble hardware, broadening the network's existing advanced VRS infrastructure. The new USA stations between the provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick are strategically densifying Can-net’s coverage which improves the quality and precision of the correction data provided to users, allows redundancy that maintains the network’s overall reliability, and enhances the accuracy and of the Can-net positioning services.

    Access the new Can-Net sensor map to see our full network coverage in Canada.

    Subscribe to Can-Net today