Geodetic Survey

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Ensuring the Accuracy and Integrity of Geodetic Data Within South Carolina
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The South Carolina Geodetic Survey established within the Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office shall establish horizontal and vertical geodetic control within the State at a density that effectively will provide land and land-related items and records to be referenced to the national horizontal and vertical coordinate system, ensure the accuracy and integrity of new geodetic data entered into the state and national reference system, maintain geodetic files for the State, and disseminate geodetic information as necessary.

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SC Geodetic Services
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Where county boundaries are ill-defined, unmarked, or poorly marked, the South Carolina Geodetic Survey on a cooperative basis shall assist counties in defining and monumenting the locations of county boundaries and positioning the monuments using geodetic surveys.
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A proven method of positioning in real-time at the cm-level. Invented in the early 1990's. RTK makes GPS/GNSS a very efficient tool for some tasks such as construction staking, machine control, topographic surveys, precision agriculture and many others where precise real-time positioning is valuable
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Statewide aerial mapping initiative for collecting standardized imagery. This data will be used by local, state and federal agencies to help manage land, land tax assessment, change detection and emergency operations along with other business applications.
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A program within NOAA's National Geodetic Survey (NGS) that provides accurate height information by integrating Global Positioning System (GPS) technology with existing survey techniques.
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South Carolina Geographic Information Council
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An interagency council that publishes reports on state outreach, strategic planning, and needs assessments for the coordination of geographic information
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OCRM and other state/federal projects that SCGS participates in
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External Resources
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Program Contacts
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For specific inquiries or data requests, please contact the appropriate point of contact below.

Karen Lever
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Administrative Coordinator
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Department Fax Line: (803) 896-7695
Bob McKeown
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Program Coordinator / RTN Support/Administration
Jacob Braxton
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GIS Analyst/ County Boundary Program