Penn State College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
John A. Dutton e-Education Institute

Learn about GPS and GNSS for Geospatial Professionals

What You'll Learn in GEOG 862

You’ll learn how global positioning systems work, how they are evolving, and how those changes will dramatically reshape the future potential for geospatial technologies.

Topics We'll Cover:

How to utilize GPS/GNSS to the utmost.

View the Syllabus

What’s the best way to determine if this class is for you? Check out the syllabus! This page shows all materials, how you’ll be graded, and lists assignments and a timeline for the class.

Degree & Certificate Programs

This class is part of Penn State's award winning Online Geospatial Education portfolio of programs, which includes the Master of GIS degree and certificates in GIS, GEOINT, and Remote Sensing. All of these programs are taught online and designed around the needs of working professionals.

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What Our Students Say

"... [T]his was a fantastic class, one of the best so far at Penn State, that was full of great information. I also really appreciate the time that you took to meet with us on the phone and hold court about GPS technology. I'll always remember how you started the phone calls: "So, what do you want to talk about today?!" … I … am already using the knowledge gained to make more informed decisions and collect more accurate data."

- Whitney Broussard

"... GEOG 862 is an essential course for all geospatial professionals. … Jan Van Sickle has extensive experience not only with the theoretical application of GPS but also with the many practical applications of GPS. Jan is a wonderful instructor who is passionate about teaching and [is] willing to go the extra mile to help students understand the very technical details of GPS."

- Robert Myers

Meet the Faculty

Jan Van Sickle

Online Geospatial Education Programs

This course is part of Penn State’s Online Geospatial Education portfolio of programs. For more information on our award-winning courses, certificates, and degree options, click below.