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GPS Workshop

GPS Workshop2018-10-15T14:00:55+00:00

Introduction to Global Positioning Systems for GIS Mapping and Navigation

This three-day hands-on workshop is designed for participants with little or no working experience with mapping-grade Global Positioning Systems and techniques. The workshop will cover basic concepts of GPS as well as basic operation of data loggers, receivers, and antennas. Various strategies for collecting positional data in the field will be presented and practiced. Techniques for using real-time and post-processing differential GPS data will be practiced.

Post-processing and editing data collected in the field and exporting the data to a spatial graphics package (like CAD or Geographic Information System-GIS) will be covered. Participants will gain experience using real-time differential GPS for navigation to locations using differential GPS beacons and satellite differential GPS.

This workshop will be a mix of lectures, demonstrations, hands-on computer activities and field exercises with GPS equipment and support software.

In the interest of standardization and efficiency, during this workshop, commercial mapping-grade GPS receiver systems (GEO XT/XH series, the industry’s workhorse, Terrasync GPS software, and Pathfinder Office integration/processing software; Trimble Navigation, LTD.) will be used.

No other systems or unit types will be used during this course, due to the variation in operation across different manufacturers’ equipment.

Workshop size is limited to 10 participants to keep the equipment-to-participant ratio high, and participant-to-instructor ratio low. FIVE (5) GEO series XT/XH units will be available, enough for 2 people per unit.

If participants have their own GEO series receivers they are encouraged to bring them and train with them. However, this is NOT necessary.

NOTE: Folks trained on GEO XT/XH series units will easily be able to use GEOEXPLORER CE units. Further, by training on Terrasync GPS software, folks will be able to use any windows CE unit they wish to integrate with Trimble GPS systems, such as Pro XR systems and RECON dataloggers.

Subjects Covered

Non-Credit Brochure

Upcoming Courses:

January 9, 10, 11, 2019
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8am – 5pm.
*Credit: CED 490-01 / CRN# 24584
Noncredit: MIS 440-01 / CRN# 22001
Location: Popplewell 108
Enroll by: December 19, 2018

March 13, 14, 15, 2019
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8am – 5pm.
*Credit: CED 490-02 / CRN# 24586
Noncredit: MIS 440-02 / CRN# 22004
Location: Popplewell 108
Enroll by: March 8, 2019

May 15, 16, 17, 2019
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8am – 5pm.
*Credit: CED 490-15
Noncredit: MIS 440-15
Location: Popplewell 108
Enroll by: May 10, 2019

*Note: When enrolling for credit, certain criteria must be met before you can be enrolled. Additional fees may apply. Available for 2 credit hours or noncredit option.


Tuition

$575.00 per person + fees if applicable
Materials provided.


Instructor

Dr. Cary Chevalier
Professional Certified Trainer in GPS Mapping [Trimble] Director of GPS mapping-navigation program
Biology Department
Missouri Western State University
 (816) 271-4252
 cchev@missouriwestern.edu


No discounts or fee waivers apply for this workshop.