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Course Number

SURV0111

Course Description

Global Positioning Systems (GPS) play an important role in surveying today. This course will introduce students to basic theory of how GPS systems work and the errors that can be expected with GPS systems. Students will be introduced to methods to check the quality of field measurement, how to correct errors, and what is generally expected for documentation. The course also outlines when GPS should be used and when it is advisable to revert to conventional survey methods.

Pre-requisites

Currently employed in the survey field OR minimum 4 months prior survey experience AND letter of employment or employment verification