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||New Course (First Version)
|Discipline and Nbr:
GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTM||
Global Positioning Systems
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||2.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||8 max.||Lecture Scheduled||24.00
|Minimum||2.00||Lab Scheduled||3.00||8 min.||Lab Scheduled||24.00
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||6.00|| ||Contact Total||48.00
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 48.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 96.00||
An introduction to the methods, techniques, tools and applications of GPS (Global Positioning Systems) to natural resources, parks, and recreation.
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
An introduction to the methods, techniques, tools, and applications of GPS (Global Positioning Systems) to natural resources, parks and recreation.
(Grade or P/NP)
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Both Certificate and Major Applicable
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Discuss the principles of Global Positioning Systems (GPS).
2. Operate with proficiency the Trimble GEOExplorer data collector and the
3. Utilize Pathfinder office software.
4. Download, differentially correct, and export data collected.
5. Create a data dictionary for application in field data collection.
6. Prepare data for use with Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
7. Describe the phases of a GPS project.
Topics and Scope
I. Introduction to Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
A. What is GPS
B. Equipment and software used for data collection and post-
II. Applications of GPS
D. Natural resource applications
III. How to Operate the Garmin eTrex
A. Using for navigation
B. Creating waypoints
IV. How to Operate the GeoExplorer
A. Features and attributes
B. Creating a data dictionary
C. Setting projections
V. GPS Project Organization
A. Preparing for field collection
B. Building a data dictionary
C. Satellites position for time, date, and location of data
D. Equipment inspection
E. Collecting data
F. Post processing
G. Exporting data into Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
VI. Field Data Collection Techniques
A. Data collection
VII. Introduction to Pathfinder software
A. Downloading field collected data
B. Differential correction
D. Printing plot map
E. Exporting to various applications, including GIS
1. Reading assignments totaling approximately 60 pages
2. Labs: GPS proficiency lab, tracking and mapping locations using a
GPS unit; and integrating GPS with GIS (50% problem solving; 50% skill
3. Project report (5-10 pages) including print out of mapping data.
4. Quizzes (3).
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
10 - 45%
|Written homework, Term papers||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
10 - 40%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
10 - 40%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
10 - 30%
|Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
15 - 35%
|Attendance and class participation||
GPS Made Easy: Using Global Positioning Systems in the Outdoors. Letham,
Lawrence. Mountaineers Books, 2003.