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PSLS Webinars

PSLS has scheduled live webinars for the third Wednesday of each month at noon. Sessions last one hour unless noted otherwise and many offer one Professional Development Hour. Check back for updates and to register for the latest webinar. 

Members of professional organizations in the geospatial or related fields (NSPS, AAGS, GLIS, PSPE) may receive a discount equal to the PSLS member discount. Please contact PSLS at 717-540-6811.

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May Webinar


 Localization/Site Calibration – What is it? Why and How to do it?

Presented by: Knud E. Hermansen, PLS, PE, Ph.D., Esq.

Date: May 21, 2014

Time: 12-1 p.m.

CE Credits: 1 PDH

Click here to register. Attendance limited to the first 95 registrants. 

Description: The webinar will cover the various reference frames that surveyors may run into in practice today such as WGS84, NAD83 (2007), and NAD83 (2011). It will discuss the best practices in performing a localization/site calibration to place your GNSS receiver in the proper reference frame, discuss software available from the NGS to transfer coordinates from various historical reference frames into NAD83 (2011), and discuss the mathematics and implications that can occur when best practices are not followed.


Presenter Bio: Dr. Charles Ghilani is a Professor of Engineering in the Surveying programs at The Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989. He has been involved as an educator for nearly 40 years, and has presented workshops related to statistics and least squares to surveyors across the country. He has written over one-hundred papers, and is the author of Adjustment Computations: Surveying Measurement Analysis, 5th Edition and Elementary Surveying: An Introduction in Geomatics, 13th Edition. He is an ACSM Fellow and has received numerous university and professional awards including the Earle J. Fennel Award from ACSM in 2001 and the Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching from The Pennsylvania State University in 2013.


Upcoming Webinars

The 2014 Webinar Wednesday series began on February 19.  We hope you will continue to participate and support this program. 

June 18, 2014
Topic: To be determined
Speaker: TBD

July 16, 2014
Topic: Safety Compliance 
Speaker: Scott R. Reeser, PLS


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