An investigation into the accuracies and limitations of different methods of connecting to datum

Archbold, Scott (2016) An investigation into the accuracies and limitations of different methods of connecting to datum. [USQ Project]

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Connecting cadastral survey plans to the State control survey is vital to ensure the integrity of the National Geospatial Reference System. The required accuracy of the connection is expressed in terms of survey uncertainty, as described by the Standard for the Australia Survey Control Network Special Publication 1 and is designed to support survey integration. The Special Publication 1 Standards and Guidelines are published by the Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping.

The aim of this project was to evaluate the existing requirements and available methodology for connecting to the State control survey. Field and office procedures were determined to facilitate the undertaking of surveys over three separate sites using the available methods. The results of the surveys were processed to a standard acceptable for lodging on a survey plan and compared with the current requirements set by the Department of Natural Resources and Mines. This dissertation includes a discussion of the accuracies and limitations of each method under the prevailing conditions.

After completing the surveys, it was determined that an Auspos solution was the optimal approach for connecting the three sites to the State control survey. Recommendations were made for the use of each available method under different conditions. This project provides cadastral Surveyors with information that will assist them in selecting a connection method for future surveys.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Campbell, Glenn; Tabulo, Ray
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2017 02:44
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2017 01:09
Uncontrolled Keywords: cadastral survey plans; connecting to datum; auspos solution
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090903 Geospatial Information Systems
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4013 Geomatic engineering > 401302 Geospatial information systems and geospatial data modelling

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