Recently, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology launched the state-of-the-art National Survey network of Continuously Operating Reference Stations” (CORS).
About Continuously Operating Reference Stations” (CORS) Network:
It is capable of precise Location based services, which are capable of providing centimetre level positioning services in real-time
These stations will be operated by the Survey of India.
The Survey of India has set up more than 1,000 CORS stations across India.
These stations are capable of providing Real Time Positioning Service through Real Time-Kinematicwith an accuracy of + / - 3cm.
The CORS network is available 24 /7 throughout the year.
Significance of these stations
CORS based precision services will boost auto navigation and machine control-based solution in Agriculture, Mining, Construction, Transport and Civil Aviation sector.
This will open new domains of innovation and research and create a Geospatial based ecosystem in these sectors.
CORS data will also aid in various scientific studies like Upper Atmosphere and Space weather studies, Meteorology and weather forecast, Plate motion and Tectonic studies, Seismology and Hydrology etc.
Nationwide CORS based services will be available to business and pubic, which will not only ensure coherence in geospatial data generated by different stake holders by providing them common reference, but will also increase their productivity.