GPS (Global Positioning System) has been a revelation for the surveying industry. Now it is possible to survey large areas of open ground in less than half the time of a conventional survey. While using GPS we don't require the line of sight back to a survey instrument as you would with a traditional survey, which means we can keep walking and surveying as we go generating lots more data during the day saving time and money.
"Now it is possible to survey large areas of open ground in less than half the time of a conventional survey."
The next step..
We recently invested in a new Trimble R8 GNSS Receiver bringing with it new levels of accuracy and reliability. These new GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) units use the GPS signal including the new L2C signal and the up coming L5 signal of GPS Modernisation, operated by the United States government. It also supports the GLONASS signal, operated by the Russian government. Add to this our subscription to the Trimble VRS now network means that we are able to survey to centimetre accuracy and be instantly correlated to ordnance survey national grid and datum.