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2018-2019 College Catalog 
2018-2019 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CIVL 205 Fundamentals of GPS

This course emphasizes the fundamentals of the Global Positioning System and its use in land surveying. Topics to be presented are: nomenclature, the various types of GPS equipment, Static and RTK methods of data collection, geodetic coordinate systems and vertical datum. Students will perform GPS surveys to gain knowledge in mission planning, data collection, data analysis and adjustment. RTK methods for data collection and project layout will be discussed and presented as well as the limitations of spacebased navigation and surveying techniques.
Pre-requisite(s): CIVL 101 Surveying I  or permission of department chair.
Terms Offered: Fall, Spring
Offered Distance Learning: Yes
Credits: 3
Contact Hours:
Lecture: 2
Lab: 2