The project has been discussed by the Chairman of the State Property Committee, Georgy Kuznetsov, and the Surveyor and Cadastral Expert of Lantmateriet, the National Land Survey of Sweden, Carl-Erik Solscher. As part of the joint Support for Developing Additional Functions of the Property Management System in the Republic of Belarus project, Sweden has freely allocated around 180,000 Euros to buy GPS/GLONASS receivers.
At present, 17 permanent stations in Belarus receive signals from the GLONASS (Russia) and GPS (USA) global navigation satellite systems, with the system becoming operational countrywide from April this year.
Data received is transferred to a computation centre for processing and is then sent to consumers, with time and navigation measurements processed by GPS/GLONASSS equipment. Such information is necessary when conducting geodesic and land-cadastral works, as well as investigations into the construction of roads, line structures and other sites. It is also useful for aerial survey work, and the navigation and dispatching of transport vehicles.
The system enables us to determine exact co-ordinates, such as those of underground pipes or land boundaries, with an accuracy of 1-5cm. Its application helps avoid mistakes in design and construction, since measurements are conducted within a single system of co-ordinates for Belarus. In particular, from 2011-2012, the cartographic basis of the Republic’s territory is to be unified, to 1:10000 scale.