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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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Webinar Wednesday: 

Title: Proper SPCS Observation Reductions

Presented by: Charles D. Ghilani, Ph.D.

Date: April 20, 2016

Time: 12:00 PM

Cost

  • PSLS Members: $35
  • Non-Members: $50
  • Member of  Other  Professional Organization: $35

CE Credits: 1 PDH

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DescriptionThis webinar will discuss the importance reducing observations to the map projection surface before computations are performed when working with state plane coordinates. It will demonstrate the reduction of observed horizontal distances, and the process that must be followed to layout a length that is computed from map projection coordinates. It will also present the difference between geodetic and grid azimuths, and the importance ensuring that all azimuths, which are used in state place coordinate computations, are grid azimuths.

Presenter

Dr. Charles Ghilani is a professor emeritus of engineering in 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 instructor in surveying/geomatics education for more than 35 years and has presented workshops on statistics, least squares adjustments, state plane coordinates, and GNSS to surveying practitioners across the country. He has written over one-hundred papers and is the author of Adjustment Computations: Spatial Data Analysis and Elementary Surveying: An Introduction in Geomatics. He is a past president of the Surveying and Geomatics Educators Society (SaGES) and a member of the AAGS Board of Directors and the editor of Surveying and Land Information Science. He is an ACSM Fellow and has received numerous university and professional awards including the Earle J. Fennel Award from ACSM in 2001, Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching at Penn State in 2013, and honorary membership in the PSLS in 2015. 


Note: Members of other Professional societies such as PSPE, NSPS, ACSM, or other state surveying societies may register at the discounted price. In order to receive the necessary code, registrants must contact PSLS with proof of membership. 

Future Webinars:

May 18, 2016: Contracts and Letters of Agreement - Knud E. Hermansen, PLS, PE, Ph.D., Esq.

June 15, 2016: Photogrammetry - TBD

July 20, 2016: Rational Method - Thomas A. Seybert, PE, Ph.D.




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