Geodetic Sensor Systems and Sensor Networks: Positioning and Applications

  • Sandra VerhagenEmail author
  • Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska
  • Guenther Retscher
  • Marcelo Santos
  • Xiaoli Ding
  • Yang Gao
  • Shuanggen Jin
Conference paper
Part of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia book series (IAG SYMPOSIA, volume 137)


This contribution focuses on geodetic sensor systems and sensor networks for positioning and applications. The key problems in this area will be addressed together with an overview of applications. Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and other geodetic techniques play a central role in many applications like engineering, mapping and remote sensing. These techniques include precise positioning, but also research into non-positioning applications like atmospheric sounding using continuously operating GNSS networks. An important research area is multi-sensor system theory and applications to airborne and land-based platforms, indoor and pedestrian navigation, as well as environmental monitoring. The primary sensors of interest are GNSS and inertial navigation systems. Furthermore, Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) is recognized as one of the most important state-of-the-art geodetic technologies used for generation of Digital Elevation Models and accurately measuring ground deformations.


Current research issues GNSS InSAR 



This contribution is the result of a collaborative effort of IAG Commission 4, see\comm4.htm.

The research of Sandra Verhagen is supported by the Dutch Technology Foundation STW, applied science division of NWO and the Technology Program of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandra Verhagen
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dorota Grejner-Brzezinska
    • 2
  • Guenther Retscher
    • 3
  • Marcelo Santos
    • 4
  • Xiaoli Ding
    • 5
  • Yang Gao
    • 6
  • Shuanggen Jin
    • 7
  1. 1.DEOSDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  3. 3.Vienna University of TechnologyViennaAustria
  4. 4.University of New BrunswickNew BrunswickCanada
  5. 5.Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityHong KongChina
  6. 6.University of CalgaryCalgaryCanada
  7. 7.CSRUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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