Surveying's New Promise: Centimeters from Spaceby Rita Robison, Assoc. Ed.;
Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1984, Vol. 54, Issue 2, Pg. 36-40
Document Type: Feature article
One centimeter accuracy at far less cost than surveying by traditional methods is promised by the Global Positioning System (GPS). Signals from NAVSTAR satellites are received by two or more proprietary units and processed by a computer. Case histories show how this new technology is being applied by governmental agencies and a private surveying firm. The potential of GPS is projected.
Subject Headings: Geomatic surveys | Global positioning systems | Case studies | Computing in civil engineering | Surveys (non-geomatic) | Signal processing | Government | Satellites
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