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Definition: GPR

(Ground Penetrating Radar) A UWB-based technology that locates objects buried underground. It is used to locate buried lines, storage tanks, pipes and conduits as well as to determine the structural integrity of the ground underneath a road or runway. It is also used in archaeological exploration. GPR imaging is done by fire and rescue services, law enforcement agencies and various commercial and scientific organizations. See UWB.

A GPR Image
Leesburg, Virginia-based GeoModel is an underground locating service that uses GPR to find buried objects. This image, obtained using a 400 MHz antenna, shows where underground tanks are located at a service station in Orlando, Florida. (Image courtesy of GeoModel, Inc., www.geomodel.com)