Infrastructure is the largest general application area for GPR. The technique is widely used in urban environments, both for planning and maintenance of all kinds of infrastructure. Common applications include Utility locating and mapping, Road profiling, Bridge assessment, Bedrock detection, Cultural Heritage mapping, Sinkhole detection, Tunnel investigations, Pre-road and utility planning, Concrete investigations, River/lake bottom analysis etc.
Geological applications are usually both longer and deeper (lower frequency antennas) surveys and sometimes performed in boreholes. Work includes, Layer detection, Rock fracture analysis, general and more detailed Site investigations, Pre-mining studies, Exploration work, Bathymetry, Earthquake prediction, Landslide investigations, Volume estimations, Ore lineage mapping, Nuclear waste repository studies, Tunnelling work, etc.
Environmental applications are varied but usually includes working to avoid or neutralize hazardous obstacles or locales. Applications include, detection of Underground storage tanks (UST), Unexploded ordnance (UXO), Improvised explosive devices (IED), Demining work, Landfill studies, Contamination risk assessment, In-mine safety and risk assessment, Dam safety, etc.