Asset monitoring with total stations is more common and better known than monitoring with other spatial sensors, and for good reason — total stations are a great choice in most situations, given their ability to monitor up to hundreds of points from a single setup, in real time and with high accuracy. But GNSS monitoring also has its place. In fact, there are many challenging monitoring projects that require the special capabilities of GNSS receivers, sometimes by themselves and sometimes in combination with total stations. We can think of these special GNSS capabilities as falling into two categories — real time and long term.
Read the article written by Craig S. Hewes, PLS published in POBonline.