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GNSS (GPS) STANDARDS - MALSCE Seminar

 
Description This seminar is aimed at land surveyors who are using, or want to use, GNSS (GPS) positioning in their practice but aren?t completely comfortable with statistics in general, much less the statistical reports produced by the GNSS processing software.
Status Open
Number of Days 1
Start Time 8:00 AM
Begin Date 03/16/2012
End Date 03/16/2012
Early Reg: 03/16/2012

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Location name: New England Water Works Association
Location phone:
City: Holliston
State: MA
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  Massachusetts Association of Land Surveyors and Civil Engineers
GNSS (GPS) STANDARDS
For
LAND SURVEYORS
 
Featuring:
Assoc. Prof. Thomas H. Meyer, PhD
 
Friday, March 16, 2012
New England Water Works Association
125 Hopping Brook Road, Holliston, MA
   
Members*: $180; Non-members: $230
  * Members of CALS, MSLS, NHLSA, NYSAPLS, RISPLS and VSLS can attend for the MALSCE Member rate.
 
   
This seminar is aimed at land surveyors who are using, or want to use, GNSS (GPS) positioning in their practice but aren't completely comfortable with statistics in general, much less the statistical reports produced by the GNSS processing software. This full-day seminar will cover the conceptual background of probability and statistics, GNSS error budget, and a statistical analysis of actual RTK/RTN observations collected at more than 40 markers throughout Connecticut. The most important formulas are presented so that the interested attendee could implement them in a spreadsheet, but the presentation is decidedly not mathematical, focusing strongly on examples that are both conceptual and from real surveys. How to check inversed distances with an EDM will be included.  
What You Will Learn:
  • Concepts of probability and statistics
  • Descriptive statistics
  • independence of GNSS observations
  • confidence intervals
  • statistical tests as used as quality checks
  • OPUS, and some adjustment package reports included.
 
Seminar Speaker:
 
Assoc. Prof. Thomas H. Meyer, PhD
Department of Natural Resources and Engineering, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Connecticut
 
He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in GIS, Geodesy, Analytical Cartography, and GPS. Dr. Meyer has authored a geodesy text-book and numerous peer-reviewed papers about surveying and mapping, and teaches professional education seminars for surveyors throughout New England and the US. Prof. Meyer is a past president of the New England Section ACSM.
 
Registration Deadline: Monday, March 12, 2012
 
Information/Registration: You can register for this seminar and pay by credit card online by clicking on the "Register" button above. To register online for this seminar at the MALSCE member rate, login using your MALSCE assigned username and password.  If you do not know your MALSCE member login information or if you need help registering online call 617/227-5551.
You can also register by downloading and completing a seminar brochure/registration form using the link above and faxing or mailing it with payment to MALSCE, The Engineering Center, One Walnut Street, Boston, MA 02108-3616, Fax: 617/227-6783. Registration fee includes two snack breaks, lunch and all seminar handouts. A 50% refund will be given for cancellations made by March 12. No refunds will be given after this date. No-shows will be billed.
 
Inclement Weather: In the event of inclement weather, find out the status of this seminar by calling 617/305-4118 after 3:00 PM on March 15 and listening to the recorded message.
 
Continuing Education: This seminar is worth 6.5 professional development hours (subject to state-specific exclusions; seek clarification from appropriate state authorities). All seminar participants will receive a certificate documenting attendance at the end of the seminar. Please complete the registration form with your legal name; address and other contact information so that you will be properly identified on the certificate.
 
Tax Information: Expenses incurred for education undertaken to maintain and improve professional skills (including travel, meals and lodging) may be tax-deductible.
 
Location: The New England Water Works Association is located at 125 Hopping Brook Road, Holliston, MA  01746.  Driving Directions - from the south: take I-495 North to Exit 19. Head East on 109 towards Medway. Travel about 0.4 mile, and turn left onto Clark Street.  Proceed on Clark Street for about 1.7 miles (Clark Street turns into South Street) until you get to stop sign.  Turn right onto Route 16 East.  Turn right into Hopping Brook Park, 100 yards on the right.  125 Hopping Brook Road is first building on the right.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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