Center of Studies of the Sea, Federal University of the Parana

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The objective of this article is to present the performance of GPS in surveys within the coast of Parana State (Brazil). Such surveys began in 1996 because of the lack of previous available data and the need of better control over the coast of Parana State and its conformations. Among the GPS surveys that have ever been accomplished within such area it should be mentioned: the monitoring of the shoreline, in some parts in retreat or in progradation; the precise positioning of vessels, of artificial reefs, buoys and floating platforms; the location of artificial reefs; the cadastral surveys of ports and the establishment of a local geodetic network.

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