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CIV - Civil Engineering Technology

CIV 256

GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEMS FOR LAND SURVEYING

(3 CR.)

Prerequisite: CIV 171. Introduces principles of satellite-based surveying and presents the Global Positioning System (GPS) as it is utilized in land surveying. Various components of GPS technology are described and techniques, through which GPS technology can be used in land surveys, are presented. Field exercises will be assigned utilizing GPS equipment as part of the laboratory activities. [This course covers the same content as GIS 256. Credit will not be granted for both courses]. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

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