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Fundamentals of Geodesy Part I - Introduction

Fundamentals of Geodesy Part I - Introduction

Fundamentals of Geodesy Part I - Introduction

David Doyle
David Doyle
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Launch date: 25 Nov 2014

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Last updated: 16 Aug 2017

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Description

The science of Geodesy is at the heart of all accurate horizontal and vertical positioning. The development of the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) and other space-based positioning and global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) provides us with capacity to locate virtually anything, anywhere at any time to within a few centimeters. Understanding the basic principles of physical and geometric geodesy is vital to being able to accurately describe the vast amounts of high accuracy positioning information that is being collected and shared all around the world. This course will review the historical development of our knowledge of the size and shape of the Earth and the fundamental design of horizontal and vertical datums and their realization.

Objectives

Objectives
1. Why the Earth is not a sphere.
2. Early efforts to measure the size and shape of the Earth
3. Why there different ellipsoid models of the Earth
4. Types of geodetic datums
5. How datums are realized
6. Who is responsible for geodetic datums in the United States
David Doyle

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David Doyle
on behalf of GeoLearn, LLC

Dave Doyle joined the National Geodetic Survey in 1972, and held the position of chief geodetic surveyor at his retirement in January, 2013. He was responsible for the development, technical design and management of plans and programs that enhance the United States National Spatial Reference System. Mr. Doyle began his career as a geodetic surveyor in the U.S. Army in 1967. From 1970 to 1972 he worked for a private surveying company near Washington D.C. where he was responsible for completing boundary, topographic and engineering surveys while he pursued undergraduate studies in geodesy and mathematics at the George Washington University. During his time at NGS his experiences included all phases of geodetic triangulation, astronomic positioning, leveling, GPS data collection, data analysis, datum transformations, network adjustments, and data publication. He has also provided technical support to various countries for the modernization of national and regional geodetic reference systems in Caribbean and Central America, Africa, and the Pacific. Mr. Doyle’s activities also include 33 articles in national and local surveying publications and he has conducted more than 380 workshops and seminars detailing the numerous aspects of geodesy and the National Spatial Reference System.

Mr. Doyle is a past president of the American Association for Geodetic Surveying, a Fellow member of the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping, a charter member of the Geographic and Land Information Society, and he has served on the U.S. delegation to the International Federation of Surveyors. Mr. Doyle is also an active member of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia surveyors’ professional associations and was awarded the 2008 Surveyor of the Year by the Maryland Society of Surveyors.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
  • 1.00 Hours

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