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ARC 181 - Global Positioning Systems Basics

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

Introduction to the use of Global Positioning Systems (GPS) receivers in a field setting for non-technical applications. Includes GPS vocabulary, operation, field data collection and data transfer. Also includes using equipment, resources and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.

Information: Same as ANT 181 /GIS 181 .

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Set up GPS hardware.
  2. Initialize a GPS receiver for operation.
  3. Operate a GPS receiver in a field setting.
  4. Electronically and manually collect and record data.
  5. Transfer data to a personal computer.

  1. Introduction
  1. Global Positioning Systems (GPS) Terminology and Concepts
  2. Overview of Positioning and Locating Systems
  3. Overview of the use of Longitude and Latitude and UTM Coordinate Systems
  1. GPS Operation
  1. Hardware Configuration
  2. Data Logging
  3. Data Transfer
  1. Field Data
  1. Overview of GPS Features
  2. Electronic Recording
  3. Computer Procedures for Data Transfer
  1. Usage of Archaeology Centre Resources

Effective Term:
Spring 2017

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