SRJC Course Outlines

11/18/2019 6:36:35 PMSURV 57 Course Outline as of Fall 2017

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  SURV 57Title:  ADVANCED GPS  
Full Title:  Advanced Global Positioning Systems
Last Reviewed:9/21/2009

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled3.0017.5 min.Lab Scheduled52.50
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total5.00 Contact Total87.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

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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This is an advanced course utilizing global positioning system (GPS) principles, applications and equipment. The student will plan, prepare, and perform the applications of different types of surveys using advanced GPS equipment and techniques, including advanced static and real time kinematic surveying applications.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of SURV 55 OR Course Completion of SURV 56


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This is an advanced course utilizing global positioning system (GPS) principles, applications and equipment. The student will plan, prepare, and perform the applications of different types of surveys using advanced GPS equipment and techniques, including advanced static and real time kinematic surveying applications.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of SURV 55 OR Course Completion of SURV 56
Recommended:
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
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:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Define and describe the different types of GPS surveys, their attendant methods and applications
2.  Set up and collect data in both static and kinematic modes
3.  Navigate to a ground feature using advanced GPS methods and techniques
4.  Perform a topographic survey using advanced GPS methods and techniques
5.  Perform a construction stake-out using advanced GPS methods and techniques
6.  Perform a control survey using advanced GPS methods and techniques
7.  Develop a project layout using advanced GPS methods and techniques
8.  Prepare and present oral/written report for a surveying project that utilized GPS technology

Topics and Scope
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1. Advanced GPS applications
a. Static surveying methods
b. Kinematic surveying methods
c. Real time kinematic (RTK) surveying methods
d. Digital geographic positioning systems (DGPS)
 
2. Equipment
a. Receivers
b. Data collection and management
c. Observation errors
d. Advanced methods
 
3. Project planning
a. Horizontal datums, coordinate systems and projections
b. Vertical reference surfaces
c. Ground vs grid applications
 
4. Surveys
a. Navigation techniques
b. Topographic mapping
c. Construction and layout
d. Control and control networks
 
5. Post processing methods
a. Single base
b. Continuous Operating Reference Stations (CORS)
c. Online Positioning User System (OPUS)

Assignments:
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1. Read approximately one chapter of the textbook per week
2. Homework: 6 to 10 problems assigned from textbook or instructor handouts
3. Weekly field exercises
4. Weekly written lab reports
5. Midterm exam
6. Oral presentation and written report
7. Final exam
8. Final project presentation

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%
Weekly lab reports, final project report
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Problems assigned from textbook or instructor handouts
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 40%
Weekly field exercises
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 30%
Multiple choice, true-false, completion, short answer, mid-term, final
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Oral presentation of final project


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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GPS for Land Surveyors, 3rd Edition, Jan Van Sickle, CRC Publ. 2008
Understanding GPS, 2nd Edition, Kaplan & Hegerty, Artech House, 2006
Instructor prepared materials

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