How Global Positioning System (GPS) is useful in surveying work?

GPS and Surveying work

GPS and Surveying work

Global Positioning System (GPS) & Surveying work.

The advantages of GPS in surveying work are as follows :-

  • Surveys becomes independent of weather conditions as a result of using radio frequencies to transmit the signals.
  • Unlike conventional surveying procedures, there is no need for invisibility between stations.
  • Use of same field and data reduction procedures results in position accuracy which are independent of network shape or geometry.
  • The points can be established wherever they are required and need not be located at evenly distributed sites atop mountains to satisfy indivisibility, or network geometry criteria.
  • GPS surveying is more efficient, more flexible and less time consuming positioning technique than using conventional terrestrial survey technologies.
  • GPS can be used to obtain high accuracy three dimensional (3D) information, analytical and anytime.

About The Author

Author: Civil Engineer

Hello, My self Neelmani, A Civil Engineer. Presently I am working with Indian Railway. An Affiliate Member of ASCE "American Society of Civil Engineers". B.Tech in Civil Engineering from MIT Muzaffarpur and Diploma in Railway from IPWE as well as Civil Engineering from Govt. Polytechnic Muzaffarpur.

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