Efficiency Optimization of Surveying Processes

  • I. von GösselnEmail author
  • H. Kutterer
Conference paper
Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 140)


In order to perform an efficiency optimization of surveying processes typical measuring processes can be modeled by using Petri nets. Petri nets are a mathematical and graphical modeling language for the description of concurrent and distributed systems. The modeling allows a simulation and an efficiency optimization of the processes. Simulations of surveying processes can be performed with different input values like the number of staff or the order of activities. The main goals of the optimization are the reduction of cost or the decrease of the required time. Since the exact duration of the individual steps of a measurement task cannot be defined in advance, timed transitions in stochastic Petri nets are selected to introduce the duration of the activities. The presented method is applied to the optimization of a polar network measurement.


Efficiency optimization Modeling and simulation of surveying processes Petri nets 



The presented paper shows results and approaches developed within the research project KU 1250/10-1 “Effizienzoptimierung und Qualitätssicherung ingenieurgeodätischer Prozesse im Bauwesen (EQuiP)”, which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). This is gratefully acknowledged by the authors.

In addition, the authors thank the two reviewers for their constructive comments and suggestions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Geodätisches InstitutLeibniz Universität HannoverHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Bundesamt für Kartographie und GeodäsieFrankfurt am MainGermany

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