Global Positioning Systems (GPS)


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GIS105 - Global Positioning Systems (GPS)


GIS100-Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

This course will start with an overview of GPS history and applications. With an emphasis on the principles of GPS and how they work, students will learn about satellites and the information and signals they transmit, types of receivers and what GPS can be used for. Topics covered include accuracy and positioning, errors associated with using GPS, absolute and differential techniques, types of signals, data collection considerations, undertaking mission planning. An introduction to other global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), GPS modernization, augmented GPS and future trends are also discussed. The use of a GPS receiver is NOT required for this course.

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