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.
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
D. Printing plot map
E. Exporting to various applications, GIS
6. Student Collection, Post-Processing and Exporting, Assignments
A. Portfolio development and submittal
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
3. Project report including print out of mapping data.
4. Written homework will be assigned.
|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%
|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 - A GUIDE TO THE NEXT UTILITY
Author: Jeff Hurn for Timble Navigation, 1989