Low-Distortion Map Projections Webinar

  • 18 Mar 2015
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Online


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Low-Distortion Map Projections Webinar

Presenter: Charles D. Ghilani, Ph.D.

Date: March 18, 2015

Time: 12:00 PM

PSLS Members - $35
Non Members - $50
Other Professional Association members - $35

CE Credits: 1 PDH

DescriptionThis webinar will look at one possible solution to the grid-to-ground problem by using a low-distortion map projection (ldp). It will explore how to create an ldp and demonstrate this with an example. A procedure for checking the design of a ldp will be shown. Finally the advantages and disadvantages of an ldp will be discussed, as well as a possible solution to the grid-to-ground problem using state plane coordinates.

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 and the Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching at Penn State in 2013.

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.

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