Integrated Survey, Using CORS

Welcome John Hamilton, B.S. (Geodesy, Purdue), Author and ACSM Workshop Instructor. Hamilton, who is based in Pittsburgh, regularly uses CORS (Continuously Operating Reference Station) in the processing of GPS Survey data from customer campaigns around the United States and in South America.

Hamilton will conduct mission planning in the early morning session before embarking on a survey campaign to demonstrate the use of Spectra Precision real-time GPS before noon. Simultaneously, we will use conventional tools to locate trees, building corners, and lot boundaries. After lunch, we will see big-screen post-processing with Spectra Precision's GeoGenius, the ultimate GPS processing toolset. GeoGenius will process data from the SP database, including total station data, as well as nearly every common survey GPS receiver (excepting some Leica models).

Spectra Precision will be represented by Andy Donovan, Survey GPS Product Manager, a native of Lexington, KY. and Gerry McEntyre, representing SP's leading, line-of-sight technology including the ultimate robotic total station.

While in 1997, GPS has become a common method for Survey, SP, here is introducing the ultimate Survey methodology, truly integrating line of site with satellite positioning, based on a single shared database. Be the first to see the new future of Survey. NCAD is partnering with Spectra Precision to provide the best solution for surveyors using GPS.

Demonstrations that have been rehearsed include:

In a 98feb02 report from NGS, it is stated that Erla is more than twice as stable, positionally, than any other of the more than 100 CORS sites administered by NGS. The quality of the Reference location is the foundation of good GPS results. Here is a resource, generally available, saving you the expense of an additional dual-frequency receiver while increasing the value of your existing capability. We look forward to enabling your increasing use and savings.

The Kentucky State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Surveyors has approved this class for 8 hours (PDHs) of Continuing Professional Development credit. Course # 98-048, assigned 98 mar 25.

The NCAD Training Center provides generous accommodation for up to 40 attendees, and features a 5' x 8' combination projection screen / wipe-board, enabling dynamic annotation of high-res, computer-projected images.

Natural fruit juice and pastries to start the day, coffee is organically grown and brewed with pure water.

Cost: Seminar is no charge if pre-Registered. Let us know if you would like a Registration Form.

When: Friday, 1998 June 19. 9:00am - 5:00pm; noon hour open. Final Date !! We're set. Be there.

Where: The Erlanger Reference Center, 463 Erlanger Rd, Erlanger, KY 41018. Please provide your fax number for a map, including lodging options. Parking is free and easy.

Food: Map provided indicating a variety of options within 5min; frig, hot/cold water are here. Chinese lunch is provided.

We are honored by your participation and welcome you with convenient access from Cincinnati, Airport, I-71, I-75 and I-275. Your satisfaction is guaranteed. Looking forward to the excitement of learning with you!