Survey, Mapping And Data

Surveying – History

As far back as 6000 years surveying has been used by civilisations around the world. There are records of Cord Stretchers being used in Ancient Egypt after the Nile flooded each year. This concept was used to measure boundaries for land ownership and taxation. If part of your land had been washed away by the Nile, you were (sort of) a winner as your taxes would be adjusted accordingly.

Surveying is often overlooked as insignificant; however, it has been used over the last 6000 years whether it is for building a new road or simply establishing a land boundary for ownership/taxation. The most notable survey undertaken in Britain was the Doomsday book of 1086.

Surveying - Today

Surveying with a ‘rover’ or using a drone and your own ‘base station’ combination is recommended to achieve CM accuracy.

To achieve CM level accuracy while surveying land or structures in relation to neighbouring land or structures it is recommended a surveyor looks to use information and corrections provided by NTRIP.

These Geodetic Reference Stations use highly accurately, highly precisely calibrated antennas to establish an identifiable network of stable points.

These measurements enable Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) and Precise Point Positioning (PPP) positioning techniques.

Surveying – How can we help?

As good, reliable surveys are so heavily reliant on an uninterrupted view of the Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) we can provide the best, most accurate designed affordable GNSS equipment, both antennas and receivers to aid in your project.

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