GPS leveling

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A combination of GPS height measurement with a precision leveling system is called GPS leveling or GPS leveling .

While satellite positioning with GPS (or related GNSS methods) provides ellipsoidal heights , terrestrial leveled , i.e. orthometric, heights refer to the geoid . The combination of both methods on one and the same route therefore means a geoid determination that achieves an accuracy of a few centimeters along this profile:

GPS leveling is therefore suitable for large-scale control of a geoid project as well as for limiting error propagation in larger elevation networks . The spatial resolution is limited to about 30 to 50 km - depending on the mesh size of the precision leveling element. Because the denser technical leveling is not on a par with a GPS altitude determination in terms of accuracy from distances of more than 10 km.

Individual evidence

  1. GPS leveling: method, functionality & areas of application. Retrieved February 27, 2015 .