The Rap Net: a geodetic positioning network for Andalusia (South Spain)
|Author||Hermosilla Carrasquilla, Aurora
Torrecillas Lozano, Cristina
Redondo Redondo, Miguel
|Department||Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Ingeniería Gráfica
Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Expresión Gráfica e Ingeniería en la Edificación
|Abstract||In this paper we present a description of the Andalusian Positioning Network, RAP: its objectives; design; development; its problems and its present status.
This geodetic network consists of 22 permanent GPS stations whose ...
In this paper we present a description of the Andalusian Positioning Network, RAP: its objectives; design; development; its problems and its present status. This geodetic network consists of 22 permanent GPS stations whose surveying will provide the data required to obtain relative positions of any place in Andalusia after applying some post-processing techniques and real-time differential corrections. Thus, high-precision geodetic coordinates referred to the WGS-84 system will be provided for anywhere in Andalusia. The station in the network can broadcast a differential correction via internet. Nine stations can also broadcast the RTK corrections via radio. The network has been designed to cover Andalusia and to provide real-time differential corrections in the whole area. The RAP network is referred to the EUREF system and is the new reference frame in Andalusia for the Institute of Cartography of Andalusia’s new cartography. It will also be used to settle photogrametric points or marks for the georeferencing of satellite images; to establish control points for reference networks in civil engineering or GIS applications; for numerous scientific and technological applications, such as precise geoid determination and tropospheric, ionospheric, and climatological studies, among others. Its millimetric precision will ensure success when integrating new projects with other cartographies.
|Citation||Hermosilla, A., Torrecillas Lozano, C., Redondo Redondo, M., Berrocoso, M. y Páez, R. (2007). The Rap Net: a geodetic positioning network for Andalusia (South Spain). En International Cartographic Conference, Moscú, Rusia.|