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Welcome to GEOG 862 - GPS and GNSS for Geospatial Professionals
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Quick Facts about GEOG 862
- Instructor: Jan Van Sickle
- Course Structure: Online, 10-12 hours a week for 10 weeks
- Overview: GEOG 862 is an elective course for Penn State's Online Master of GIS. This course cultivates a working knowledge of current and future capabilities of GPS and the emerging Global Navigation Satellite System. Prerequisites -GEOG 484
GEOG 862 is divided into ten lessons of study, listed below.
- Lesson 1: The GPS Signal
- Lesson 2: Biases and Solutions
- Lesson 3: The Framework
- Lesson 4: Receivers and Methods
- Lesson 5: Geodetic Datums
- Lesson 6: State Plane Coordinates and Heights
- Lesson 7: Static, DGPS and RTK
- Lesson 8: Observing and Processing
- Lesson 9: GPS Modernization and GNSS
- Lesson 10: Basic GNSS and the Future