INVESTIGATION OF GPS POSITIONING ACCURACY NEAR A DECIDUOUS FOREST AREA


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Pırtı A.

Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov. Series II: Forestry, Wood Industry, Agricultural Food Engineering, vol.14, no.2, pp.43-50, 2021 (International Refereed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Title of Journal : Bulletin of the Transilvania University of Brasov. Series II: Forestry, Wood Industry, Agricultural Food Engineering
  • Page Numbers: pp.43-50

Abstract

This article evaluates the accuracy and performance of GPS positioning near a forest area. In such cases, positions are calculated from weak signals that tend to be less accurate. Moreover, the results show that there were significant differences depending on season (May vs. October) regarding the accuracy and precision of the measured coordinates; also, accuracies were different depending on the seasonal forest characteristics. Therefore, practical recommendations for each case were established in order to help foresters select the most suitable situation. The results indicated that the season was a significant factor for the GPS surveys