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Time Study of Harvesting Equipment Using GPS-Derived Positional DataAuthor(s): Tim McDonald
Source: Foresty Engineering for Tomorrow, GIS Technical Papers, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionThe 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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CitationMcDonald, 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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