The global positioning system (GPS)--created by the Department of Defense in 1973--is being integrated into many civilian uses. For the construction industry, this satellite-signal technology is breaking through in the construction equipment arena, reaching areas such as open-trench mining operation and operator-free robotic backhoes. The specifics on computer-aided earth-moving (CAEM) technology are highlighted in this article, which reports that CAEM technology will be beneficial by improving productivity and reducing costs in road, dam, and airport building. An overview of the GPS is provided, as are many other examples of civilian applications.

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    Argus Business

    6151 Powers Ferry Road, NW
    Atlanta, GA  United States  30339-2941
  • Authors:
    • HUDSON, K
  • Publication Date: 1996-3


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 34
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  • Accession Number: 00723388
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 12 1996 12:00AM