Conducting a GPS survey of the temple walls

Ashtech Precision Products

Because the size and shape of El Hibeh made the standard practice of line-of-sight survey nearly impossible, the El Hibeh team turned to Ashtech Precision Products for a solution.  With the company's assistance and training at their own Santa Clara headquarters, the expedition was able to purchase and use the latest in Global Positioning System equipment. The Locus Survey System and Locus Processor software the team took to Egypt worked incredibly well in the Egyptian environment.  Collection of data points for mapping was easier than could have been imagined--both in the course of static and kinematic survey.  In the course of one day, a single person could collect information on hundreds of points anywhere on the tell.  Most importantly, after processing, the data collected was highly accurate--at times, down to millimeters!

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