SRJC Course Outlines

6/17/2024 5:06:29 PMNRM 280.26 Course Outline as of Fall 2001

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Discipline and Nbr:  NRM 280.26Title:  GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTM  
Full Title:  Global Positioning Systems
Last Reviewed:4/13/2005

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled6.006 max.Lecture Scheduled36.00
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled03 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total36.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  72.00Total Student Learning Hours: 108.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  04 - Different Topics
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An introduction to the methods, techniques, tools, and applications for GPS.
(Grade or P/NP)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:04 - Different Topics


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The student will:
1. Demonstrate the principles of Global Positioning Systems (GPS).
2. Operate with proficiency the GEO Explorer 3 data collector.
3. Demonstrate ability to use Pathfinder software.
4. Apply the ability to download, differentially correct, and export, data
5. Demonstrate in class the ability to create a data dictionary for
  application in field data collection.
6. Prepare the data for use with Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
7. Submit a portfolio illustrating corrected data collected.

Topics and Scope
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1.    Introduction to Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
     A.  What is GPS
     B.  Applications of GPS in Natural Resources Management
     C.  Equipment and software, used for data collection and post-
2.    Demonstration of Field Data Collection
     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.  Data transfer into Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
3.    Types of Date Collectors
     A.  Geo Explorer 3
     B.  Tsc 1
     C.  Additional brands
4.    How to Operate GEO Explorer 3
     A.  What are features and attributes
     B.  Creating a data dictionary
     C.  Setting projections
     D.  Safety during data collection in the field (class field trips)
5.    Introduction to Pathfinder software
     A.  Downloading field collected data
     B.  Differential correction
     C.  Editing
     D.  Printing plot map
     E.  Exporting to various applications, GIS
6.    Student Collection, Post-Processing and Exporting, Assignments
     A.  Portfolio development and submittal

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The student may be required to complete:
1.  Reading assignments totaling forty pages and written reports.
2.  In class assignments including tracking and mapping locations using
   GPS unit.
3.  Project report including print out of mapping data.
4.  Written homework will be assigned.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
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
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
10 - 40%
Class performances
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

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Author: Jeff Hurn for Timble Navigation, 1989

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