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MALSCE May 1 and 2 Seminar: OPUS Projects Manager Training

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OPUS Projects Manager Training

Sponsored by the MALSCE Professional Development Committee
Daniel J. Martin, Vermont Geodetic Advisor, NOAA/NOS/National Geodetic Survey
Thursday, May 1, and Friday, May 2, 2014
Clark University, MetroWest Campus, Southborough, MA
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Seminar, both days

Members*: $270; Non-members: $385
  *Members of CALS, MSLS, NHLSA, NYSAPLS, RISPLS and VSLS can attend for the MALSCE Member rate.

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Seminar attendees must bring their own laptop computer.

What is OPUS Projects?

OPUS Projects is a web-based GPS processing and network adjustment package with access to simple visualization, management, and processing tools for multiple marks and multiple occupations. OPUS Projects is a natural extension of OPUS that allows engineers, surveyors, and other users to position campaign-style GPS observations (geodetic networks) with greater accuracy by combining them through multi-baseline processing and least-squares adjustments.  Some of its advantages include:

  • Data uploading and harvesting through OPUS
  • Web-based data storage and access
  • Processing and network adjustment using the NGS PAGES software suite.
  • Data and solution visualization aids
  • Coordinate results tied to the NSRS or to local constraints
  • Limited support for bluebooking

OPUS Projects is a four step process with an optional fifth step:
1.    Create the project
2.    Upload data files and mark descriptions
3.    Process sessions
4.    Adjust the network
5.    Publish to the NGS Integrated Database or IDB (Note that this step requires using the NGS Adjust program and following the remainder of the normal bluebooking process)

What will you learn at OPUS Projects manager training?

By attending this workshop, you should have enough information to successfully use OPUS Projects for your own geodetic network projects.  The training is two days and you must attend both days to become a project manager for OPUS Projects.  Once the training is completed, you’ll be given an opportunity to register your email address thereby authorizing you to create and process your own OPUS Projects.

Although not required, familiarity with typical GNSS surveying practices and NGS’ OPUS is helpful.   Also helpful is the ability to access your email during training because OPUS Projects uses email as one means to communicate with you.


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