Dobs are NOT about high magnification. They're for looking at large very dim objects (galaxy, globular clusters, etc.). Those are at relatively low mag that doesn't require a lot of bumping of the scope to track an object.
For surveyors, GPS basestations + roamers used for surveying are in the $10,000+ dollar range, and you don't replace them every few years.There's always going to be significant amounts of "old" (and old in terms of the 2-year churn for mobile phones) GPS equipment being used by the folks who need extremely high levels of accuracy.
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