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The Global Positioning System and ArcGIS


By: Michael Kennedy

277 pages, diagrams

CRC Press

Hardback | Jul 2009 | Edition: 3 | #192009 | ISBN-13: 9781420087994
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Retaining the in-depth description that made the previous edition so popular, the third edition has expanded its coverage to review the capabilities and features common to most receivers. While it emphasizes Trimble and Magellan hardware and Trimble TerraSync and ESRI ArcPad software to capture data, the text's broadened coverage makes it useful with virtually any hardware/software packages, so readers will be able to collect GPS data and install it in ArcGIS - regardless of the data capture mechanism.

The text includes a set of learning resources on CD-ROM, demonstration data, an informational discussion, a manual, and a workbook.


Foreword to the First Edition Foreword to the Second Edition Preface for the Instructor, Third Edition Acknowledgments About the Author Introduction Chapter 1: Basic Concepts Overview Where Are You? What Time Is It? GPS and GIS Anatomy of the Term "Global Positioning System" How We Know Where Something Is Step-by-Step Disclaimer First Off Different Receivers and Different Software Preparation Project 1A Understanding the Screens and Controls Project 1B Project 1C Chapter 2: Automated Data Collection Overview How'd They Do That? How It Works: Measuring Distance by Measuring Time Factors Affecting When and How to Collect Data Position Accuracy and DOP So, Actually, What Is DOP? Step-by-Step Project 2A--Recording Single Points in the Datalogger's Memory In the Field: Collecting Data Project 2B--Taking Data along a Path Taking Data on Foot Collecting Data by Bicycle Collecting Data by Automobile Actual Data Collection Project 2C--Uploading Data into a PC Chapter 3: Examining GPS Data Overview Some Questions Answered Chapter 3A: Step-by-Step Project 3A--Volcano Project 3B--Rooftop I Project 3C--New Circle Road Project 3D--SA Goes Away--Background Files Help You See It Project 3E--Your Data Exercises Chapter 3B: Step-by-Step Project 3F--Volcano Project 3G--Rooftop I Project 3H--New Circle Road Project 3I--SA Goes Away--Background Files Help You See It Project 3J--Your Data Exercises Chapter 4: Differential Correction, DOQs, and ESRI Data Overview GPS Accuracy in General Differential Correction in Summary Thinking about Error First Line of Defense against Error: Averaging Sources of GPS Error Clock Errors Ephemeris Errors Receiver Errors Atmospheric Errors Multipath Errors Selective Availability--A Former (We Trust) Source of Error Reducing Errors More Formally Making Differential Correction Work Proof of the Pudding Real-Time, Differential GPS Position Finding Getting Corrections for GPS Measurements--Right Now! SBAS Availability Commercial Satellite Systems for Real-Time Differential Correction A User-Operated Real-Time Base Station Centrally Located Real-Time Base Stations Step-by-Step Project 4A--Differential Correction with SBAS(WAAS, EGNOS, or MSAS) Project 4B--Back Porch. Project 4C--The McVey Monument Project 4D--McVey Waypoint Project 4E--Vancouver Project 4F Project 4G--The UK Campus Project 4H--DOP Matters Project 4I--Looking at GPS Fixed in the Context of Published Data Project 4J--Seeing GPS Data in Three Dimensions Project 4K--"Must Know" Information about DOQs Project L--Your Data II Exercises Chapter 5: Integrating GPS Data with GIS Data Overview Reviewing What You Know Prescription for Failure: Incorrect Parameters The Old Conundrum: The "Spherical" Earth and the Flat Map The Conversion Process: From GPS Pathfinder Office to ESRI Shapefiles The Files That Document the Export Process Bringing GPS Data to ArcGIS: Major Steps Step-by-Step Project 5F Chapter 6: Attributes and Positions Overview Obtaining GIS Attribute Data with GPS Equipment and Software The Organization of Attribute Data The Data Dictionary Features with Attributes Attached From the Environment, Through GPS, to GIS Step-by-Step Attributes, GPS, and GIS Three Linked Projects 6B, 6C, and 6D: Utilizing Feature Attribute Data Project 6C Project 6D: Viewing Shapefiles Now Use Your Data Chapter 7: GPS Mission Planning Overview Planning a GPS Data Collection Session Almanacs Using Mission Planning Software Step-by-Step Planning A GPS Data Collection Session Project 7A Project 7B Project 7C Chapter 8: The Present and the Future Location-Based Services: Economic Boon? Invasion of Privacy? Potentially Both On the Horizon: Trends Air Navigation Will Be Radically Transformed Vehicle and Marine Navigation Will Be Improved Precision Farming System Integrity and Reliability--Great Improvements Civilian and Military Interests Will Continue to Cooperate More Equipment and Software Configurations with GPS and GISGPS Combined with Other Systems Monuments Will Be Different, and in Different Places GPS Will Become the Primary Way to Disseminate Time Information Better Accuracy Faster Fixes NAVSTAR GPS Modernization Applications: New and Continuing Competition for the Radio Spectrum Other Countries, Other Systems GPS: Information Provider or Controller? The Future--Who Knows? Appendix A: Sources of Additional Information about GPS Some Places to Look for Additional General Information About GPS and Its Applications For Technical Information on GPS Orbits, Timing, Satellite Condition, and So On For Information about GLONASS For Information about Galileo Glossary of GPS-Related Terms Appendix B: Form for Exercises, Lab Practicals, and Exams Using Data Sets on the CD-ROM Index

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