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NAVSTAR Global Positioning System Surveying

Credit: 30 PDH
Course Fee: $270.00
278 pages

Course Summary:

This manual provides technical specifications and guidance for surveying and mapping with the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS). It is intended for use by engineering, planning, operations, real estate and construction personnel performing georeferenced feature mapping or accurate control surveys for civil works and military construction projects. Procedural and quality control standards are defined to establish Corps-wide uniformity in the use of GPS by hired-labor personnel, construction contractors, and Architect-Engineer (A-E) contractors.

Learning Objective:

Upon completion of this course the participant would learn:

  • Operational theory of NAVSTAR
  • GPS Reference systems
  • GPS absolute positioning determination concepts, errors and accuracies
  • Differential or relative positioning determination concepts
  • GPS applications in USACE
  • GPS receiver and equipment selection
  • Planning data collection with GPS
  • Conducting GPS field surveys
  • Post processing differential GPS observational data
  • Adjustment of GPS surveys
  • Contracting GPS surveying services

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Course Content

Course Author: US Army Corps of Engineers

Course 1

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