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Establishment of Calibration Baselines

Credit: 4 PDH or CE Hours
Course Fee: $48.00
22 pages

Course Summary:

Since the beginning of the surveying profession, there have always been standards of length. The calibration of electronic distance measuring instruments involves the determination or verification of instrument constants and the assurance that the measured distances meet accuracy specifications. Although it is not necessary to utilize a measured distance to determine or verify instrument constants, the verification effort is reduced when an accurately measured distance can be used. However, to assure that the measuring capabilities of an instrument have not significantly deteriorated, a known distance of high accuracy or preferably, a sequence of distance of high accuracy or, preferably, a sequence of distances forming a calibration range or baseline is required. In this course, specifications and recommended procedures for establishing calibration baselines are described in detail.

Learning Objective:

Upon completion of this course the participant would know:

  • Responsibility for baselines and costs
  • Calibration range
  • Base line layout
  • Monumentation
  • Appendix A: Suggested equipment for establishing a calibration baseline
  • Appendix B: Field measurement standards, specifications and procedures

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Course Content

Course Author: NOAA, US Dept of Commerce

Course 1

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Certificate of completion of the course

This course comes with a multiple-choice quiz. You can view the quiz and take the quiz if you are logged in your account. You can take the quiz for this online PDH course as many times until passed. The passing grade is 70% and above. After you pass the quiz simply follow the page, to pay for the course and print your certificate instantly. A copy of the certificate and receipt for this course will always be in your account.

This online PDH or CE course can also be used as a continuing education course for the following.

Land Surveyors

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