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Course SummaryThis one-day computer lab workshop co-sponsored by the Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors (CALS) & the New England Section of ACSM (NES-ACSM) is designed to empower surveyors to post process their own single point or pair of points solutions for local survey projects that require NAD83 coordinates, using free and demonstration software.Those who have taken the course should be able to post process raw static GPS observations provided by themselves or others. Surveyors who formerly contracted out GPS and paid for the post processing might be able to comfortably contract out only for GPS data collection. Survey technicians will gain marketable skills for applying in their survey firm.The PresenterJohn Doody, PLS/PE, is an adjunct faculty memberat Central Connecticut State University, Department of Civil Engineering Technology, teaching courses in GPS and Advanced Surveying. He received his MS Environmental Engineering and BS Civil Engineering from the University of New Haven. John is the chair of the professional development committee at CALS, and secretary for the New England Section, ACSM.During his career at the Connecticut Department of Transportation, John used GPS for control purposes on numerous occasions, and is familiar with Topcon, Trimble and OPUS-RS GPS post-processing software packages. He has previously presented a computer lab workshop on tidal boundary determinations.Teaching MethodsLecture by instructor, hands on post processing of raw GPS data through internet and PC based software. Analysis and discussion of results. John's interest is to have participants working on the computer most of the class.Learning ObjectivesThe purpose of this workshop is to develop a working knowledge of post processing methods and software, such that the participant can successfully post process single point solutions, 3D.Click Here to Learn More about the CALS & NES-ACSM GPS Hands on Post-Processing Workshop###AboutNew England Section (NES) is a regional group of ACSM that concentrates on issues of interest and education in the New England area. The New England Section ACSM was chartered as a local section of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) in 1967, with jurisdiction over the six New England States of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The New England Section (NES) creates regional academic programs of the highest quality, promotes mandatory academic education as a prerequisite for future professional registration, and provides education for surveying and mapping professionals as professional land surveyors, land information specialist, land stewards, and philanthropists committed to a renewed land ethic. Please visit our website at www.acsm-nes.org.Founded in 1967, the Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors (CALS) members represent more than half of the licensed surveyors in the state, as well as many pre-licensees as associate members. CALS provides continuing education programs, sponsors constructive legislative activities, offers scholarships to Connecticut students enrolled in surveying or related curricula at universities and colleges, plays an instrumental role in the continuing development and maintenance of the state's technical standards for surveys and maps, and much more! Please visit our website at http://www.ctsurveyor.com/.Eric D. Colburn, PLS, is a successful entrepreneur operating a professional land surveying company and several online websites and blogs. To learn more about Eric D. Colburn, PLS, and read other articles written by him, please visit his professional land surveying blog at EricColburn.com and his professional land surveying company website at FosterSurvey.com
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