Find out about the accuracy of our data and surveying, base stations and coordinate transformers, and how these work with the national Global Positioning System (GPS) system.
The standard errors of base stations are generally better than 0.008 m in plan and 0.020 m in height.
Coordinate transformer accuracy
OSTN02 now defines OSGB36 National Grid (in conjunction with the National GPS Network). In this respect OSTN02 can be considered error free (not including any GPS positional errors). The agreement between OSTN02 and the old triangulation network stations (down to 3rd order) is 0.1m rms (Great Britain only).
The standard error in height of OSGM02 for each regional vertical datum are included in the table below. This error budget is for OSGM02 only and does not include any GPS heighting errors
Standard error statistics
|Regional datum||Standard error (m)|
|Isle of Man||0.03|