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GEOG 436. GPS/GIS Integration

Credits: 3
Department: Geography
Description: Capstone project class: integration and mastery of GIS techniques and surveying skills.
Prerequisites: GEOG 335
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF
Additional Information: This course is offered on campus and online. Online course information is available at Proctored test requirement.

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Compare and contrast the various positioning systems used in surveying and mapping today and in the future.
2. Outline the relationship of geodesy to GPS surveying.
3. Illustrate, define, and design a GPS survey using project planning topics: positional dilution of precision (PDOP), timeline, multipath, obstructions, and the elevation mask angle.
4. Summarize the different antenna types that are used and their applications.
5. Define and design experiments using the various types of GPS receivers: single and dual frequency, real-time kinematic (RTK), code and phase receivers.

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