GPS Fundamentals, Functionality, and Best Practices (3 PDH)

Course Curriculum

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This will be the most comprehensive nearly three hour class on GPS that you may ever listen to. The course walks through the following:

- Inception of Global Positioning Systems and its Evolution

- User & Control Segment

- GPS Basics

- Errors & Solutions

- Receivers & Methods

- Coordinates

- Surveying Techniques

The instructor, Rich Maher, is the perfect subject matter expert for this course. Mr. Maher was the Chairman of the California Spatial Reference Center responsible for coordination of all things GPS in California. He even has his own continuously operating base station attached to the building of his surveying firm, KDM Meridian. This course is very comprehensive and will go into the mechanics between the satellite and receiver, concept of satellites, timing, errors & how to overcome, best practices, and more. The course is a great tool for exam preparation, best practices for a firm, or the layperson that has an interest in GPS.

Your Instructor

Rich Maher, PLS
Rich Maher, PLS

Mr. Maher is a Professional Land Surveyor with over twenty-seven years of experience practicing in California. He is the owner of KDM Meridian and provides professional land surveying and mapping services primarily in the public works sector, including projects requiring the establishment of survey control through GNSS static and real-time methods. In 2017 he is the Tech Czar for the Orange County chapter of the California Land Surveyors Association (CLSA), a member of the OC Joint Professional Practices and Legislative Committee, the Chair of the Workshop Committee of CLSA, and a Director for CLSA. He also has served on the Executive Committee of the California Spatial Reference Center for the past eight years, finishing the second two-year term as Chair in 2017.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the class start and finish?
The class starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online class - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the class?
After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this class for 12 months - across any and all devices.
What if I am unhappy with the class?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
What platforms can I listen to the class on?
You can listen on any device that has internet access. There are two platform options - web browser and the iOS Teachable App in the Apple Store.
What are my payment options?
Credit card or PayPal.
How do I get started?
Simply select the class or course bundle, make your payment, and create your teachable account. From there you can log on from any device and have access to your class lectures and PDF material.
What is included in this class?
A comprehensive lecture on the respective topic, and material to follow along with. There are sample problems that are also included.
Can I download the lectures?
You are able to stream the lectures from any device, but they are not downloadable. The PDF material included is downloadable.

This course is closed for enrollment.