SRJC Course Outlines

10/14/2019 9:24:22 AMSURV 56 Course Outline as of Summer 2017

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  SURV 56Title:  INTRO TO GPS SURVEYS  
Full Title:  Introduction to GPS Land Surveying
Last Reviewed:9/26/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled3.008 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total6.00 Contact Total105.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade Only
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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An introduction to the principles and applications of satellite-based land surveys, coordinate systems, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) including the concepts and practice of precise location, navigation, GNSS signal interpretation, data collection, data processing, statistical adjustment and reporting.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of APTECH 191 and Course Completion of SURV 60


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introduction to the principles and applications of satellite-based land surveys, coordinate systems, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) including the concepts and practice of precise location, navigation, GNSS signal interpretation, data collection, data processing, statistical adjustment and reporting.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of APTECH 191 and Course Completion of SURV 60
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2009Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Identify multiple types of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).
2.  Properly set up and operate GPS/GNSS receivers for the recording of data.
3.  Process and adjust GPS/GNSS data using post processing software.
4.  Describe and apply different types of coordinate reference systems with respect to datum type, epoch date and projection systems.
5.  Complete accurate summaries and reports using GPS/GNSS data.
 

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Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Identify types of control surveys and their applications in civil engineering and land surveying.
2. Operate both navigation grade and survey grade GPS/GNSS equipment for determining location.
3. Use conventional electronic surveying instruments (total stations) as well as the GPS equipment for control and topographic surveys, navigation, staking and mapping.
4. Determine and utilize appropriate field procedures for horizontal and vertical control of surveys.
5. Define, apply and provide illustrative examples of map projections and their associated data.
6. Determine the geographic coordinates and plane coordinates of points within the two California Coordinate Systems.
7. Summarize the use and setup of electronic surveying equipment such as total station global positioning systems.
8. Reduce, analyze, compile (post-process) and summarize GPS/GNSS land survey data using post-processing software.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to GPS
    A. Definitions
     B. Principles
    C. Applications
    D. Skills
    E. Equipment
II. State plane and geographic coordinate systems
    A. Reference ellipsoid models
    B. Datums and epochs
    C. Map projections
    D. Computations
III. Navigating using GPS
    A. Uploading navigational coordinates
    B. Locating by different coordinate systems
    C. Establish locations
    D. Determine positions
IV. Planning a survey
    A. Survey types, including control, topographic and layout
    B. Implications for Terrestrial, Light Distance and Ranging (LiDAR) and photogrammetric control surveys
    C. Project planning
    D. Mission planning
    E. Field data collection methods
V. Performing a survey
    A. Survey styles
    B. Collection methods
       1. Static, Rapid Static
       2. Real Time Kinematic (RTK)
       3. Real Time Network (RTN)
    C. Occupations
    D. Observations
    E. Data collection devices and methods
    F. Recording observation data
VI. Post-processing data
    A. Downloading field data into desktop analysis environment
    B. Uploading field data into online analysis environment
     C. Reduction and analysis of data in desktop and online environments
    D. Adjustment of data
    E. Reporting of data
VII. Related Mapping
    A. Control
     B. Topographic
    C. Planimetric
    D. 3D (GIS and Computer Assisted Drafting and Design (CADD))
VIII. Topics I thru VII mentioned above will also be studied by means of field laboratory exercises and lab reports during the laboratory portion of the course.
 
LABORATORY TOPICS & SCOPE
I.   Topcon University -- Educational Videos: GPS Surveying Methods & Techniques
II.  Topcon University -- Educational Videos: GPS Data Processing with MagNET Software
III. Field Mapping and Data Collection Methods
  A. Field notes and field books
  B. Use of compass and tape
  C. Field use of GPS measuring devices
       1. Mission Planning
       2. Types of receivers and positional accuracy
            a. Comparison: Static, RTK, RTN
       3. GPS data collection methods
            a. Navigation
            b. Measurement
            c. GPS receiver dashboard and controls
            d. GPS data collector dashboard and controls
            e. Device configuration, uploading and downloading data
  D. Office processing of GPS data
       1. Data download and storage
       2. Data Quality Control (QC) / Quality Assurance (QA), reduction, edits and preparation
              a. Topcon MagNET software
              b. National Geodetic Survey - Online Positioning User System (NGS OPUS) Static Software
      c. NGS Geodetic Toolkit
      d. Spreadsheets for descriptive analysis
       3. Baseline/Vector processing
      a. Topcon MagNET software
               b. NGS OPUS Static Software
      c. NGS OPUS Rapid Static (RS) Software
               d. NGS OPUS Projects Software
       4. Vector QC/QA, Loop closure check
      a. Use of spreadsheets for analysis summary and tracking
       5. Adjustment of final solutions
       6. Report preparation
      a. Combined use of word processors and spreadsheets for reports
  E. Datums, Projections and Coordinate Systems
       1. Datum Transformation Exercises
       2. Applying Projections: Standard, Custom, Low Distortion
        3. Grid to Ground / Ground to Grid Conversion Exercises
       4. Obtaining scale factor and convergence angle information from NGS
   F. Integration of field data into CADD or GIS project software

Assignments:
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1. Textbook reading (1-2 chapters per week)
2. Additional readings (1-2 selected topical articles or handouts weekly or biweekly)
3. Homework (5-10 problems weekly or biweekly)
4. Field / laboratory exercises and performance evaluations (6-9)
5. Written lab reports (3-5)
6. Midterm exams (1-3)
7. Quizzes (0-5)
8. Final exam

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 - 20%
Lab reports
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Field exercises (hand calculators), homework computations (hand calculators or PC software)
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 55%
Operate GPS receivers, proper acquisition of data
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 30%
Quizzes, mid-term exam and final exam, including: multiple choice, completion, true-false, short answer, short essay, and/or oral presentation
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%
Class Participation


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Introduction to GPS the Global Positioning System (2nd). El-Rabbany, Ahmed. Artech House: 2006 (classic)
GPS for Land Surveyors (4th). Van Sickle, Jan. CRC Press: 2015
Instructor prepared materials

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