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

  • 21 May 2014
  • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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May 2014 Webinar: Localization/Site Calibration – What is it? Why and How to do it?

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

Date: May 21, 2014

Time: Noon

CE Credits: 1 PDH

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receiver in the proper reference frame, discuss software available from the NGS to transfer coordinates from various historical reference frames into NAD83 (2011), and discuss the mathematics and implications that can occur when best practices are not followed.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.


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