Integration of Trimble V10 imaging rover with R10 GNSS receiver for data collection under dense tree canopies

Thompson, Zaine (2016) Integration of Trimble V10 imaging rover with R10 GNSS receiver for data collection under dense tree canopies. [USQ Project]

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Traditionally a level and detail (Topographic) survey has been conducted through the use of either the modern day total station or GNSS receiver, or both. The aim will be to assess whether the Trimble V10 rover is an adequate tool for conducting a topographical survey under a tree canopy where it is near impossible to conduct a 'normal' GNSS survey because of obstructions between the receiver and satellites, and compare this to current surveying methods when confronted with such a situation.

Results will show differences in costing and time taken (both in the field and in the office) thus showing the feasibility of having such a piece of equipment and its 'real world uses' when compared to more traditional surveying practices.

Accuracy, cost and time of conducting a topographical survey will be broken down into its base components and a comparative review between the two separate methodologies of conducting the same survey will be assessed, reviewed and commented upon.

The methodology used will be the survey of an area under a tree canopy utilising traditional survey methods and running a comparative survey while using the V10 imaging rover. The survey will be conducted, and marks placed in and around the survey area will be located for comparison. Each survey will be brought into our CAD based program (Trimble Business Centre) and once reductions are made, a comparison between the marks placed will be done.

The results of this project show that it is plausible to utilise this technology for these purposes. While it is possible, it should be noted that there are many different variables involved, and by reading my report to gain a better understanding, I hope surveyors will be able to make that judgement themselves.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Spatial Science (Honours) Major Surveying project
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Zhang, Zhenyu
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2017 01:51
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2017 01:51
Uncontrolled Keywords: survey; trimble; V10 imaging rover; terrestrial photogrammetry; total station; topography; GNSS; Trimble Business Centre
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090906 Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying)
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4013 Geomatic engineering > 401306 Surveying (incl. hydrographic surveying)

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