As part of the City of Emporia's plan to keep accurate records of City-owned utilities, the Engineering Department has started surveying Sanitary Sewer Manholes. Engineering will continue to survey these manholes for the next few years as time permits.

Our recently purchased Global Position System (GPS) system will allow horizontal sub-centimeter accuracy and vertical centimeter accuracy.

We hope to serve the public with better maps of the city and the utilities.

Cooperative CORS

Emporia, KS is currently the only operating Cooperative continuously operating reference station (CORS) in Kansas.

What Is Cooperative CORS?

Continuously Operating Reference Stations

The National Geodetic Survey (NGS), an office of NOAA's National Ocean Service, coordinates a network of continuously operating reference stations (CORS) that provide GPS carrier phase and code range measurements in support of 3-dimensional positioning activities throughout the United States and its territories.

Surveyors, GIS/LIS professionals, engineers, scientists, and others can apply CORS data to position points at which GPS data have been collected. The CORS system enables positioning accuracies that approach a few centimeters relative to the National Spatial Reference System, both horizontally and vertically.

The CORS system benefits from a multi-purpose cooperative endeavor involving many government, academic, commercial and private organizations. New sites are evaluated for inclusion according to established criteria. The CORS system is currently growing at a rate of a few sites per month. See our newest sites and their coordinates.

Disclaimer & Limitation of Liability

City of Emporia shall in no event be liable for any lost profits, and special, indirect or consequential damages to any party, arising out of or in connection with the use or the inability to use the data hereon or the services provided. City of Emporia provides this data and its services as a convenience to the public. Furthermore, City of Emporia reserves the right to change, revise, or otherwise discontinue published data and/or these services at any time without notice.