Mar 21, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog 
2022-2023 College Catalog
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GIS 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. Topics: system overview, GPS vocabulary, operation, field data collection, data transfer and display. Also includes using equipment, resources, and facilities of the Archaeology Centre.

Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Describe how the Global Positioning System (GPS) works.
  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.
  6. Display data by creating maps

  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
  2. GPS Operation
    1. Hardware Configuration
    2. Data Logging
    3. Data Transfer
  3. Field Data
    1. Overview of GPS Features
    2. Electronic Recording
    3. Computer Procedures for Data Transfer
    4. Computer Procedures for Data Display
  4. Usage of Archaeology Centre resources

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