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Main Title GIS Technical memorandum 3 : Global Positioning Systems technology and its application in environmental programs /
Author Puterski, R. ; Carter, J. A. ; Hewitt, M. J. ; Stone, H. F. ; Fisher, L. T.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Puterski, Robert.
Carter, Jerome A.
Hewitt, Mason J.
Fisher, Lawrence T.
Slonecker, E. Terrence.
CORP Author Lockheed Engineering and Sciences Co., Inc., Las Vegas, NV. Environmental Programs Office.;Environmental Monitoring Systems Lab., Las Vegas, NV.
Publisher Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/R-92/036; EPA-68-C0-0050
Stock Number PB92-169358
Subjects Global Positioning System.
Additional Subjects Global positioning system ; Geographic information systems ; Technology utilization ; Surveying(Geographic) ; Environment ; US EPA ; Uses
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NTIS  PB92-169358 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 71 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Global Positioning Systems (GPS) are a location determination technology that offers significant opportunities for obtaining highly accurate locational data at low cost. In order for the technology to perform up to its capabilities in Agency applications, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) staff will need to develop a greater understanding of the technology itself, coordinate systems, surveying, and basic geodesy. EPA has been collecting expertise in the use of the technology over the last 3 years via pilot use of GPS systems to enhance locational control in Agency projects. In order to operationalize the use of the technology within EPA, there also exists a need to develop concise standard operational procedures and methodologies for its use. The document is a beginning toward fulfillment of these needs. It is intended to be an introductory reference that describes the technology and how it could be employed in EPA work. It provides an overview of survey methods from initial planning to data reduction and postprocessing. Ancillary but important issues such as reference datums and use with geographic information systems are covered in order to provide the reader additional context regarding the use of the spatial information in a project environment. Case studies performed by the Environmental Monitoring Systems Laboratory, Las Vegas, are also included in the document as auxiliary background that may provide helpful techniques.