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  1. PA Height Modernization L. Bradley Foltz, P.L.S., C.P. Chief - Photogrammetry & Surveys Section PennDOT Bureau of Design Design Services Division

  2. Pennsylvania • PA FBN / CBN completed in 2000 • 130 stations • FBN / CBN ties to adjacent states completed in 2003

  3. Continuously Operating Reference Stations B / First-Order Monumentation Right-of-Way Monumentation Topographic Survey Control Construction Control G.I.S. Base Mapping Airborne GPS Less people / time = saves your TAX $$$

  4. PennDOT Operated - CORS Seven (7) operating sites: WIL1 = Penn State - Wilkes-Barre PSU1 = Penn State - Univ. Park PIT1 = Penn State - New Kensington PARL = Penn State - Warminster ARL PAPT = University of Pittsburgh UPTC = Univ. of Pitt. Titusville YORK = PennDOT York County Maintenance Office

  5. Other PA - CORS Four (4) other PA operating sites: HRN1 = USCG - Philipsburg LYCO = Lycoming Co. - Williamsport CHES = Chester Co. - West Chester GTS1 = GTS Tech. - Harrisburg

  6. Pennsylvania - Current CORS Coverage

  7. www.penndotpams.org

  8. www.penndotpams.org • From 1968 to present • Aerial Photography +700,000 exposures • Projects +10,000 • Horizontal Survey Control +1,000 • Vertical Control +2,000

  9. Why - Height Modernization • Standardized • Legally Established • Greater Accuracy • Replace Destroyed Monuments • Possible $1 Million available for PA annually • Reduce Field survey Costs: Highway/Bridge, other State Agencies, External Customers

  10. Height Modernization • Applications for Heights • Floodplain Mapping • Regional & Urban Planning • Erosion Mapping • Transportation Mapping • Accessibility, Reliability

  11. Height Modernization Questions ???