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Jan Van Sickle, P.L.S.
This course is intended to be useful to engineers and surveyors who venture into GPS surveying. It is also helpful to engineers and others for whom GPS may not be a primary tool, but find themselves in need of some additional understanding of the technology. The breadth of knowledge required for modern surveying is increasing all the time and today it almost certainly includes GPS. Surveyors have been there from the very beginning of the Global Positioning System, and that is getting to be more than twenty years ago. Today, the system developed by the Department of Defense with military applications in mind is attracting users from every imaginable discipline, but it is still surveyors out there pushing its limits. Like most computerized equipment, the prices of GPS receivers are going down, just as their capabilities improve. With the full constellation of satellites in place, the convenience of using GPS has never been better. It has truly become a 24-hour worldwide system. And it can be applied to a wide range of real life every-day field work with good results. The potential of GPS has always been great, but potential is now reality. This course introduces the concepts needed to understand and use GPS. Some of the aspects of GPS surveying will be familiar, some won't. An effort has been made to explain the progression of the ideas at the foundation of GPS and get into some of the particulars too.
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