PDH Online

Using Differential GPS Positioning for Elevation Determination

Credit: 4 PDH
Course Fee: $36.00
8 pages

Course Summary:

This course provides technical guidance for using Differential Global positioning System (DGPS) to determine elevations of survey benchmarks for wide area mapping and GIS database development applications.

Learning Objective:

Upon completion of this course the participant will learn:

  • What is Global positioning system ellipsoid heights.
  • What is Orthometric heights and NAVD88 elevations
  • What is Geoidal Heights
  • Relative vertical positioning with GPS
  • NAVD88 – Transformation techniques
  • Field testing

Review the quiz before studying the course.

Course Content

Course Author: US Army Corps of Engineers

Course 1

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