Yesterday, I was using the National Geodetic Survey's (NGS) Online Positioning User Service (OPUS), where there was a bright green notice at the top of the OPUS page that said, "OPUS will feature a new look-and-feel on or about 03/01/2011".
In researching this impending change to the look of OPUS, I found the following notice on the NGS Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) newsletter, which says the change is planned for this Thursday, February 24th.
Regardless of which date is correct for this change (or another altogether), I figured I'd give you a heads up.
ON THURSDAY FEBRUARY 24 OPUS WILL HAVE A NEW LOOK
On Thursday OPUS webpages will have a new look, consistent with CORS and NGS web standards.
- Option "select CORS" is now provided via map or manual entry, allowing inclusion of IGS base stations.
- Option "submit to database", renamed "publish my solution", was streamlined, with registration moved to the end.
- View "today's marks" maps were removed due to privacy concerns.
- View "retrieve datasheets by: map file (DRAFT kmz download)" was removed due to DRAFT status.
- Check your bookmarks, as there are several subtle changes to the URLs.
We hope you will enjoy the new interface. However,
- You may still access the old look at http://www.ngs.noaa.gov/CORS-Proxy/OPUS_old/
Please email NGS.OPUS@noaa.gov to describe any problems you experience.