Metrology for long distance surveying: A joint attempt to improve traceability of long distance measurements

F. Pollinger, M. Astrua, A. Bauch, S. Bergstrand, B. Görres, J. Jokela, U. Kallio, H. Koivula, H. Kuhlmann, V. Kupko, K. Meiners-Hagen, Mikko Merimaa, W. Niemeier, P. Neyezhmakov, M. Poutanen, F. Saraiva, S. Schön, S. A. Van Den Berg, J. P. Wallerand, M. Zucco

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    Based on the current state of technology, distance measurements over a few hundred metres in air with relative uncertainties significantly better than 10_6 are still an almost impossible challenge. In the European Joint Research Project (JRP) “Metrology for long distance surveying” measurement uncertainties in GNSS-based and optical distance metrology are going to be thoroughly investigated, novel technologies and primary standards developed and guidelines to improve surveying practice in the field worked out. A better understanding and a decrease of measurement uncertainty is also targeted for the critical local tie measurement at geodetic fundamental stations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationIAG 150 Years
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 2013 IAG Scientific Assembly
    EditorsChris Rizos, Pascal Willis
    ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-30895-1
    ISBN (Print)978-3-319-24603-1, 978-3-030-10410-8
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
    MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
    Event150th Anniversary with a Scientific Assembly, IAG 2013 - Potsdam, Germany
    Duration: 2 Sept 20136 Sept 2013

    Publication series

    SeriesInternational Association of Geodesy Symposia


    Conference150th Anniversary with a Scientific Assembly, IAG 2013


    • Calibration
    • EDM
    • GNSS
    • Local ties
    • Long distance
    • Reference baseline


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