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ANT 281 - Global Positioning Systems

1 Credits, 3 Contact Hours
0 lecture periods 3 lab periods

Introduction to the technical use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) receivers in a field setting. Includes review of GPS vocabulary and concepts, comprehensive initialization of handheld GPS receivers, data collection with handheld GPS, the use of mapping software with data from handheld GPS, concepts of differential GPS, operation of and field data collection with precision GPS, and use of software packages for differential correction and map production. Also includes using equipment, resources and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.

Prerequisite(s): ANT 181 /ARC 181 /GIS 181  
Information: Prerequisite may be waived with equivalent experience or consent of instructor. Same as ARC 281 /GIS 281 .

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Collect, transfer and manipulate data collected in a handheld GPS.
  2. Create an electronic map from data collected in a handheld GPS.
  3. Operate a precision GPS receiver as a base station and as a rover.
  4. Transfer data from a data collector to a desktop computer.
  5. Differentially correct data collected by a precision GPS device.
  6. Create an electronic map from data collected with precision GPS equipment.

  1. Introduction
  1. Review of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) terminology and concepts
  2. Overview of positioning and locating systems
  1. Handheld GPS
  1. Detailed hardware configuration
  2. Data logging
  3. Data transfer
  4. Map creation
  1. Precision GPS
  1. Overview of precision GPS and differential correction
  2. Hardware configuration
  3. Electronic recording with data collector
  4. Procedures for data transfer
  5. Map creation
  1. Resource Usage of the Archaeology Centre

Effective Term:
Full Academic Year 2018-19

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