GPS Solutions

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 30–35 | Cite as

Designing a geodetic-geodynamic network: a comparative study of data processing tools

Original Article


The geodetic-geodynamic network (G1) was established with the intention of monitoring recent crustal deformation and serving as the major control network in Israel. In 1996 the network was measured for the first time using GPS. This paper presents the second GPS measurement campaign of the G1 network, held in 2002. It presents the network configuration design and the data processing procedures by commercial and scientific post-processing GPS software, as well as a comparison of the results. Long session duration and medium vector length with strict analysis by the commercial GPS processing software TTC (Trimble Total Control) were found to achieve results that are equivalent to those obtained when using the BERNESE scientific software.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Even-Tzur
    • 1
  • E. Salmon
    • 2
  • M. Kozakov
    • 2
  • M. Rosenblum
    • 2
  1. 1.Mapping and Geo-Information Engineering, Faculty of Civil & Environmental EngineeringTechnion–Israel Institute of TechnologyTechnion City, HaifaIsrael
  2. 2.Survey of IsraelTel-AvivIsrael

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