Investigating the Shortest Survey Route in a GNSS Traverse Network

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Bostancı B., Karaağaç A.

TEHNICKI VJESNIK-TECHNICAL GAZETTE, vol.26, no.2, pp.355-362, 2019 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 26 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.17559/tv-20170924174221
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.355-362
  • Keywords: Continuously Operating Reference Stations, Global Navigation Satellite System, Shortest survey route, Travelling Salesman Problem, GPS, DESIGN
  • Erciyes University Affiliated: Yes


Upon the progress in the satellite positioning systems after 1990's particularly, Global Positioning System and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) networks have been setup and used in scientific researches. Operational Research (OR) techniques have been used in the design and optimization of the surveying networks based on GNSS, as well. After 2000's, both developed and developing countries have launched and developed Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) networks for surveying procedures, which require precision to the centimetre. Surveying the detail points by creating traverse networks in the field may be realized thanks to the accuracy of the position obtained. Although many researches in the field of the design and optimization of the GNSS networks exist, finding the shortest route in the survey of such networks remained limited. Objective of this study is to find the shortest survey route in a traverse network created in the CORS-Turkey (CORS-TR) system. Based on the optimum solution of Traveling Salesman Problem we form the best route and timing plan.