Our heroes are important to us. We will tell you why.

We believe that what happened in the past has influence on today and will have influence on the future. You can apply this wisdom to every aspect of life. Even for GPS, mapping and land surveying; history is defining the future.

GPS heroes

There are people that changed our perspective on things, long after they died. Their legacy and discoveries stay with us. We would like to tell you about some of those people that changed the way we work with GPS and land surveying. Without them, the world of GPS, mapping and land surveying would be completely different.

We want to honor these people. We are happy that those GPS heroes have done their great work and we realize that Apglos would not have existed without them.

Knights of Apglos

In the old days people were knighted when they achieved something extraordinary. We wanted to do the same thing with our heroes. We call them the knights of Apglos. Thanks to them we were able to do what we envisioned: make GPS land surveying easier.

Some of the names of our knights are still used today. In transformations between latitude and longitude or a local coordinate system. But we don’t believe that is enough. That is why we honor them here once again.

Clicking on the name of one of the GPS heroes will give you the opportunity to read what this knight of Apglos did for GPS, mapping and land surveying. If the name is not clickable yet, we will write about this hero soon.

Major importance of GPS heroes

Of course there have been many people that made GPS land surveyment possible. They all played a part. We acknowledge their effort.

However, the heroes mentioned on this page had and still have a major impact on GPS land surveying, because they are all part of the foundation of GPS land surveying. Their discoveries and developments were crucial for the craft of land surveying and conducting measurements. At length they were indispensable for the development of the Apglos Survey Wizard.