Evaluating the accuracy of post-processed kinematic (PPK) positioning technique

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Geodesy and Cartography, vol.47, no.2, pp.66-70, 2021 (International Refereed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 47 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.3846/gac.2021.12269
  • Title of Journal : Geodesy and Cartography
  • Page Numbers: pp.66-70


Post-processing kinematics (PPK) is positioning process in which signals received from a mobile receiving device store location data can be adjusted using corrections from a reference station after data has been collected. The processed kinematic screening method provides the surveyor with a technique for high production survey measurements and can be used in areas with minimal satellite barriers. PPK uses significantly reduced observation times compared to static or fast static observations. This method requires least squares adjustment or another multiple basic statistical analysis that can produce a weighted average of observations. The results obtained using PPK are between 1 cm and 3 cm for horizontal coordinates and from 1 cm to 10 cm for vertical coordinates.