An investigation into the establishment of a continuously operating GPS reference station at Dubbo City Council, Central West NSW

Maunder, David (2007) An investigation into the establishment of a continuously operating GPS reference station at Dubbo City Council, Central West NSW. [USQ Project]


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[Abstract]: Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), real time differential correction techniques,
Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS)networks, mobile internet and GNSS user equipment are now mature technologies. The challenge is to manage the combination of these technologies to fully benefit users and society.

The aim of this project was the investigation into the feasibility of establishment of a CORS site, servicing the requirements of Dubbo City Council, and surrounding geographical area, where this functionality does not currently exist.

For a State (and National) CORS network coverage that will provide at least Real Time positional applications, then these sites must be located relative to regional population centers, and that an optimal location, particularly for NSW, is the Local Government Organisation in that regional centre.

This project will focus on the validation of establishing such a model, particularly for current users of spatial technology, and as such the Council of the City of Dubbo will be both a case study for a similar exercise into other regions of the State of NSW, and perhaps nationally.

Dubbo City Council will also be the sponsor of the project, and as such, a questionnaire will be used to validate the process. Typical users and generators of spatial technology in the area, and including representatives of other Local Government organisations, State based Road and Traffic authorities, Agriculture and Precision farming, and consulting surveyors, shall be invited to participate in a questionnaire to gauge the level of interest and potential commitment to the
establishment of enhanced GNSS functionality for this particular location.

The questionnaire of local spatial industry representatives was compared to other industry
professional literature and similar academic exercises. Pertinent aspects of the questionnaire were highlighted and the salient points contributed to the preparation of a validating business case for the proposed model.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - No Department (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 22 Feb 2008 04:03
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:58
Uncontrolled Keywords: GPS; global navigation satellite system; Dubbo; New South Wales; CORS; continuously operating reference station
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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