Scientific Research and Essays

  • Abbreviation: Sci. Res. Essays
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1992-2248
  • DOI: 10.5897/SRE
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 2753

Full Length Research Paper

The Turkish real time kinematic GPS network (TUSAGA-Aktif) infrastructure

  Cetin Mekik1*, Omer Yildirim2 and Sedat Bakici2
    1Department of Geodesy and Photogrammetry, Engineering Faculty, Karaelmas University, Zonguldak, Turkey. 2Land Registration and Cadastre, Photogrammetry and Geodesy Administration, Ankara, Turkey.  
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 03 June 2011
  •  Published: 30 September 2011




The concept of Real Time Kinematic (RTK) Network has become popular throughout the world since the beginning of 2000s. The RTK Network server collects satellite observations from the RTK Network, performs calculations and sends RTK corrections to the rover. Thus, these RTK Networks eliminates the need for post-processing GPS observations; instead the users in the field instantaneously obtain the receiver antenna’s three dimensional coordinates with cm accuracy. This paper details the infrastructure of the Turkish RTK CORS Network called TUSAGA-Aktif established by Istanbul Kultur University in association with the General Directorate of Land Registration and Cadastre and the General Command of Mapping and sponsored by the Turkish Scientific and Technical Research Agency (TUBITAK). The network constitutes 146 Continuously Operating Reference Stations controlled by the two control stations, the Master Control Station at the Photogrammetry and Geodesy Administration of the General Directorate of Land Registration and Cadastre and the Auxiliary Control Station at the Headquarters of the General Command of Mapping both in Ankara, the capital city of Turkey.


Key words: Continuously operating reference stations, real time kinematic network, control stations.