Earthmoving is going high tech--thanks to computer-aided earthmoving that combines satellite signals of the Global Positioning System (GPS) with the force of heavy machinery. Researchers are developing a real-time, centimeter-level positioning system that will aid surveying, mapping, and staking at construction sites. This article explains the use of this advanced technology and notes that only a few private companies are currently marketing the equipment. Researchers believe that the system will eventually be used by state highway departments as an inspection tool. At the present time, the systems are prohibitively expensive.

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  • Publication Date: 1995-12


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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 39-40
  • Serial:
    • Civil Engineering News
    • Volume: 7
    • Issue Number: 11
    • Publisher: Civil Engineering News, Incorporated
    • ISSN: 1051-9629

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  • Accession Number: 00715334
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 11 1996 12:00AM