Global Positioning System (GPS) technology provides a cost-effective surveying method that is replacing traditional methods of precise leveling in exploration. Using satellite-derived GPS coordinates can, however, generate problems, because they will need to be translated to national systems, if this is the preferred local system being used by the explorationists. However, consistent coordinates should be used to compute gravity corrections. This contribution reviews how GPS-derived coordinates are used for different types of gravity surveys and how different coordinate systems generate significant differences in the location, height, and derived gravity values. The use of GPS technology also leads to the term...
Research Article|October 01, 2003
The use of GPS in gravity surveys
J. Derek Fairhead
Christopher M. Green
The Leading Edge (2003) 22 (10): 954-959.
Latitude & Longitude