Under favourable conditions, Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites allow for the accurate positioning of points on the earth's surface. Where practical, Kenyon Wilson has employed this technology for survey control for legal and other surveys, and to provide coordinates on the mapping plane to cartographers.
These coordinates are used as the basis for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) used by various agencies and companies to record position-based attributes.
On a smaller scale, Kenyon Wilson performs control surveys to replace missing integrated survey monuments, or to provide highly accurate information on deforming structures. Conventional ground-based methods are employed, utilizing highly accurate electronic "total station" theodolites.