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Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee

GPS Surveying

Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee and NPTEL via Swayam

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The objective of the course is to provide optimal insights into land surveying using GPS (Global Positioning System). The course starts with an introduction to land surveying leading to GPS as the state-of-art for surveying of land. Then, different aspects of GPS systems such as GPS architecture, GPS signals, GPS receivers, GPS software has been discussed followed by GPS positioning & GPS observables. Next, it provides GPS processing fundamentals consisting of pre-processing and processing steps under different processing strategies followed by quality assessment and field procedure of GPS surveying. The course concludes with a detail demonstration of GPS field surveying followed by processing of collected data.

Diploma/Degree/Master/Doctoral students; Field surveyors; Professional persons dealing with GPS surveying.Application based.As core course (partial) for Civil Engineering,Geo-spatial Technology etc.
As elective course (partial) for Earth Sciences,Geography etc for all domains in which GPS surveying may be applied.May be considered for both course (UG & PG).Part of any of the degrees: (BE/ME/BSc/MSc etc).

PRE-REQUISITES: Basics of Physics and mathematics upto 12th standard and familiarity with use of computer.




Week 1 : Introduction, GPS SystemWeek 2 : GPS Positiong, GPS ObservablesWeek 3 : GPS Data ProcessingWeek 4 : GPS Field Surveying, GPS Field Data Processing

Taught by

Dr. Jayanta Kumar Ghosh



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