This one day session covers the foundations and principles of Geodesy and mapping. Whether you're an expert in GIS or just starting out, this course is essential to understanding the real concepts behind mapping. The class includes a detailed overview of coordinate transformation, coordinate system definitions, and geodesy. Users are then walked through the features and functions of the Geographic Calculator software including interactive conversions, point database conversions, vector data conversions, and working with custom coordinate systems. This is a great opportunity to apply those geodetic concepts with the software.
The instruction technique is hands-on so each attendee must bring a Windows-based laptop computer to the class with the latest build of the Geographic Calculator installed. If necessary, a temporary license file will be provided to enable all of the functionality of the software for the duration of the class. Users are encouraged to bring their own data for these sessions.
Are you interested in becoming a certified Geographic Calculator user? All attendees who successfully complete the one-day course will be issued an official certificate of completion and will be recognized as a certified user. For more information on the benefits of certification click here.
This class does not require significant experience with geodesy and is approached at a practical user level in order to bring new users up to speed or refresh more experienced users on concepts and terminology encountered in geodesy.
This lecture/discussion style session encourages open dialog with attendees and reviews concepts of basic geodetics such as:
Designed for the beginner to intermediate Geographic Calculator user, with a hands-on approach, attendees will explore the following topics: