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GPS for Land Surveyors

Handbook / Manual

By: Jan Van Sickle

CRC Press

Hardback | Jan 2008 | Edition: 3 | #171403 | ISBN-13: 9780849391958
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Completely revised and updated, this third edition reflects the increased importance of GPS in the everyday practice of surveyors and mappers. Providing an accessible yet not oversimplified introduction to the subject, the book offers a practical guide to the techniques used in real GPS surveying. It explores the latest advancements in the field, covering new topics such as block IIF and control segment modernization. From the design of a GPS survey to observation and post-processing, this book presents an overview of GPS modernization and explains the fundamentals of new GPS codes such as TRANSIT. The text also features an in-depth discussion of the global navigation satellite system (GNSS). satellite system (GNSS).


The GPS Signal Global Positioning System (GPS) Signal Structure Two Observables Pseudoranging Carrier Phase Ranging Biases and Solutions The Error Budget Differencing The Framework Technological Forerunners Very Long Baseline Interferometry Transit Navstar GPS GPS Segment Organization GPS Constellation The Control Segment Receivers and Methods Common Features of GPS Receivers Choosing a GPS Receiver Some GPS Surveying Methods Coordinates A Few Pertinent Ideas About Geodetic Datums for GPS State Plane Coordinates Heights GPS Surveying Techniques Static GPS Surveying Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) and Differential GPS (DGPS) The General Idea DGPS RTK Real-Time Network Services Observing and Processing Static GPS Control Observations Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) and Differential GPS (DGPS) Observations Processing GPS Modernization and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) GPS Modernization L5 Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) GLONASS BEIDOU/COMPASS The Future Interoperability References Glossary Index

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Jan Van Sickle, P.L.S. has more than 40 years of experience as a land surveyor. He was privileged to supervise surveys with the first commercially available GPS receivers in the early 1980s and has worked with GPS since. He received his MEng from the University of Colorado in 2006. He is the author of GPS for Land Surveyors, Basic GIS Coordinates and 1001 Solved Surveying Fundamentals Problems. The latter is quoted in the feature Surveying Solutions each month in POB magazine. He taught the Advanced Surveying Program at the Denver Institute of Technology and GPS seminars throughout the United States. He is currently a Senior Lecturer at Penn State University. He is a licensed surveyor in California, Colorado, Oregon and North Dakota.

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