Volume 02 Issue 02

ISSN: 2792-1239

ISSN: 2792-1239

Journal of Geospatial Surveying

Editor-In-Chief: Dr. Ranmalee Bandara  

The Journal of Geospatial Surveying (JGS) is a peer reviewed journal aiming to publish scientific research and technical developments in the field of Geoinformatics and Surveying. Its goal is to provide a forum for Sri Lankan and international scholars to publish high quality articles on current issues in the field. Papers dealing with innovations in theoretical, experimental and system design aspects are welcome.


Recent Articles : Volume 2: Issue 2

The Review and Development of the Nigerian Geodetic Control Network
Aleem, K.F., Abubakar, A.F. *

Department of Surveying and Geoinformatics, Faculty of Environmental Technology, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. Nigeria

  • The introduction of VLBI, SLR, and GPS system into the network.
  • The Minna datum should be defined very accurately with SLR (or GPS) technique.
  • Carry out a rigorous (least squares) adjustment on all existing stations.
  • To strengthen weak triangulation chains.
  • Use Control Superstructure for improving the Geodetic Network.

A Preliminary Analysis Towards Detecting Floating Marine Macro Plastics Using an Index Developed for Sentinel 2 ACOLITE and Sen2Cor Images
Pathira Arachchilage, K. R. L a,b,c, Tang, D. *a,b, Yu, J. a,b,Wang, S.a

a State Key Laboratory of Tropical Oceanography, Guangdong Key Laboratory of Ocean Remote Sensing, South China Sea Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory (Guangzhou), Guangzhou 511458, China
b University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
c Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, P.O. Box 02, Belihuloya, 70140, Sri Lanka

  • New index was developed to find the ocean harvested plastic using Sentinel 2 images.
  • The index was tested with ACOLITE and Sen2cor corrected Sentinel 2 images.
  • The 14% plastic bottles and 50% bags\fishing nets pixels were detected by the index.
  • The accurate detection depended on the pixel percentage and the coverage of plastic.
  • The Acolite and Sen2cor images are not suitable for detecting weak plastic signals.

Determination of 3D Transformation Parameters for the Sri Lankan Geodetic Reference Network Using Ordinary and Total Least Squares
Prasad, K. V. C.*a, Prasanna, H. M. b

a Survey Department of Sri Lanka, 150 Kirula Rd, Colombo 05, Sri Lanka
b Department of Surveying and Geodesy, Faculty of Geomatics, Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka, Belihuloya 70140, Sri Lanka

  • Datum transformation parameters are determined by using least squares adjustment
  • Bursa-Wolf, Molodensky-Badekas and Veis are commonly used transformation models
  • Molodensky-Badekas and Veis Models are more suitable models for Sri Lanka


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Welcome to Journal of Geospatial Surveying

         From the Editor-In-Chief  


The Faculty of Geomatics offers high quality geomatics related degrees and consists of a well qualified staff and latest technological resource. The faculty was established in 2004 as the successor of the Department of Surveying Sciences, which introduced the BSc in Surveying Sciences Degree Programme in 1997. Throughout the past decades it is being greatly developed both in infrastructure and human resources.


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