SRJC Course Outlines

4/20/2024 11:21:32 PMSURV 56 Course Outline as of Spring 2009

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  SURV 56Title:  INTRO TO GPS  
Full Title:  Introduction to Global Positioning Systems
Last Reviewed:12/13/2021

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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An introduction to the principles and applications of control surveys, coordinate systems, and global positioning systems (GPS)  including concepts and practice of navigation, location, data collection, processing and adjustment.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of SURV 50 ( or CEST 50A or CET 50A)


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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An introduction to the principles and applications of control surveys, coordinate systems, and global positioning systems (GPS) including concepts and practice of navigation, location, data collection, processing and adjustment.
(Grade Only)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of SURV 50 ( or CEST 50A or CET 50A)
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

Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1.  Identify types of control surveys and their applications in civil engineering and surveying.
2. Operate both navigation grade and survey grade GPS equipment for determining location.
3. Use conventional electronic surveying instruments (total stations) as well as the GPS equipment for control surveys, navigation and mapping.
4.  Determine and utilize appropriate field procedures for horizontal and vertical control of surveys.
5.  Define and give 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.  Determine the direction of a line by Astronomic Observation.
8.  Summarize the proper use of electronic surveying equipment such as total stations global positioning systems.
9.  Analyze and compile GPS data by using post-processing software.

Topics and Scope
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1. Introduction to GPS
a. principles
b. applications
c. skills
d. equipment
 
2. State plane and geographic coordinate systems
a. map projections and datum
b. computations
 
3. Navigating using GPS
a. identify sites
b. locate by different coordinate systems
 
4. Planning a survey
a. types, including control, topographic and layout
b. mission planning
c. data gathering
 
5. Performing a survey
a. observations
b. data collection
c. recording
 
6. Post-processing data
a. downloading data into software
b. analysis of data
c. adjustment of data
d. reporting of data
 
7. Mapping
a. topographic
b. planimetric
c. photogrammetric control

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 including set up and operation of receivers
4. Weekly written lab report
5. Midterm exam
6. 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%
Weekly 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, homework computations; project planning
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 55%
Field exercises
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 30%
Multiple choice, matching items, completion, computational, mid-term and final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%
None


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Introduction to GPS the Global Positioning System, 2nd Ed., 2006, Ahmed El-Rabbany, Artechhouse.

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