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Title: Time Study of Harvesting Equipment Using GPS-Derived Positional Data

Author: McDonald, Tim;

Date: 1999

Source: Foresty Engineering for Tomorrow, GIS Technical Papers, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: The objectives in this study were to develop and test a data analysis system for calculating machine productivity from GPS-derived positional information alone. A technique was used where positions were `filtered' initially to locate specific events that were independent of what actually traveled the path, then these events were combined using user-specified rules into machine functions. The system was successful in producing gross-time-study data but less so in providing detailed elemental times.

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McDonald, Tim 1999. Time Study of Harvesting Equipment Using GPS-Derived Positional Data. Foresty Engineering for Tomorrow, GIS Technical Papers, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland

 


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