It is noted that the global positioning system (GPS) will increase the awareness of the needs for spatial referencing, and its technical capabilities will create new opportunities. This paper outlines the elements of GPS surveying including the following: satellite orbital motion and time, structure of satellite transmissions, environmental impacts on GPS signals, the observables, estimation theory, and geodetic frame. The need is noted for education in the area, and inclusion of GPS in university curricula, as well as continuing education in the field.

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  • Accession Number: 00621912
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1992 12:00AM