New Zealand to Monitor Land Movement with Trimble GPS 12.17.2001
December 17, 2001
Trimble recently announced that Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences Limited (GNS) are using the company’s GPS technology to create a national network to monitor land movement. GNS has purchased 20 Trimble 5700 CORS GPS receivers for use in the network and for fieldwork. LINZ and GNS are using 12 GPS reference station receivers to form a continuous GPS network across the North Island of New Zealand. Along with collecting GPS information to monitor the movements of the earth’s crust, the network of reference stations will also provide accurate control points to New Zealand surveyors, who will be able to access surveying data through an online bulletin board service.