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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1

By: Julie Coco, PE

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Course Objective

This continuing education course is written specifically for professional engineers with the objective of relating to and enhancing the practice of engineering.

Course Description

130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1

This course provides an overview of Geographical Information Science and Systems (GIS) as it pertains to the engineer and surveyor. The engineering incorporates the science into everything from utility mapping to plume modeling to tackling water quality issues within multiple heterogeneous watersheds. An increase in model visualizations, accuracies, and overall productivities are the result of incorporating GIS into engineering applications. The United States Global Positioning System (GPS) is used increasingly by professional surveyors, and is a means of collecting data for use within a GIS. This course is meant to familiarize engineers and surveyors with the terminology and industry lingo used by GIS Professionals such that those composing responses to Requests for Qualifications or Proposals can better understand the scope of GIS or GPS services they need, or be asked to provide, and whether they have the in-house talent to perform such services. A glossary of common terms used in this field is provided at the end of the course.

In addition to an introduction to Geographical Information Science and its terminology, the functions of a GIS will be outlined. Real-world engineering applications using GIS will be discussed. Other topics of importance include: referencing data to a coordinate system, working with scales and resolutions, and recognizing GIS data and metadata formats. GIS data collection means, including the use of GPS and Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) will be introduced. GPS technology, including data correction systems and accuracies as compared to traditional surveying, will also be discussed. The course also contains a short overview of the more popular GIS and GPS software and hardware. This is not a "how-to" course on making maps or analyzing data. Instead, it is meant to 1) be a practical introduction to geospatial concepts for those deciding whether to integrate the skills into their career, 2) provide a knowledge base for purchasing software or hardware needed to get started, and 3) entertain those who simply desire a basic conversational language and understanding of the world of GIS and GPS.

130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
steven hinton
01/13/2019
Verified Buyer
questions on test could be worded more clearly; some were ambigeous. Otherwise, course was a good overview of subject mater and terminlogy.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Richard B. Votapka
01/03/2019
Verified Buyer
This was one of the best CEU courses I have ever taken. It was very detailed and provided a plethora of information about GIS and GPS which showed how little I knew about both. It had comprehensive coverage of the multitude of facets of GIS and GPS. I had to download the course for future reference because of all the information provided including links to other sites which I intend to check. Kudos to Julie Coco, P.E. for developing such an all encompassing CEU course.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Robert Palmer
12/27/2018
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Beacon Engineering, LLC
This was an enjoyable way to refresh my knowledge of GIS lingo. The GPS overview discussion was helpful in understanding the level of precision currently available for GPS equipment as well as RTK and OPUS uses.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Ron Smith
12/18/2018
Verified Buyer
An excellent primer and introduction to GIS. It will definitely help me to communicate with those in the field of GIS.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Tommy Huskey
12/10/2018
Verified Buyer
I believe we all take for granted that we flip on the GPS or doing some searching on the GIS site and never know the background to them. I found this course very informative and one that made me think a little extra but it was worth it. Thanks
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
EngineerLando
12/05/2018
Verified Buyer
Good coverage of material. I learned quite a bit.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Linda Sorensen
09/10/2018
Verified Buyer
Entertaining and informative. A good way to get CEUs on my own schedule without having to drive 100 miles.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Lionel Brysosn
08/30/2018
Verified Buyer
Excellent Course. Contains very good information.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Bruce Daniel
08/25/2018
Verified Buyer
A lot of valuable information, but it can be a bit overwhelming. Very good overview.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Frank Makowski
08/20/2018
Verified Buyer
I thought the course was a little incoherent and didn't flow smoothly and I am also a registered land surveyor. Might be a little tough for a straight engineer.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Thomas Lyden
07/31/2018
Verified Buyer
As advertised this course provides an introduction and overview of GIS/GPS. GIS/GPS came on the scene after my educational days and I kept hearing the terms used around the office. This course helped me to tie several concepts together in a relatively short time frame
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
German Cure
06/22/2018
Verified Buyer
Good intro for non-GIS users
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Steve Marsh
05/16/2018
Provided a basic overview of GIS. Interesting to know some of the origins of GIS and how the system is usied by various professionals and amateurs. Some of the information was a little technical and difficult to understand.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Douglas Schicho
03/10/2018
Verified Buyer
Good level of detail and thorough examination for the number of credit hours.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Jeff
01/24/2018
I was hoping for more of the big picture with this course. It was far too tedious and the questions were annoyingly tricky.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Ollie Frazier
01/18/2018
Verified Buyer
great course - make you think about the many uses of GIS & GPS
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Bill Milburn
12/26/2017
Verified Buyer
The course is very well organized and structured. The test was very thorough and fair. I think itvmet 2 of the 3 objectives listed but am not sure it could prepare someone for a software purchase. I’ve been involved with 2D and 3D CAD systems for many years and the criteria around usage and selection are extensive and complicated. I’m sure this is similar especially in ways to integrate it with CAD for project use. Overall I felt the course was very worthwhile and am glad I completed it.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Scott
12/12/2017
Verified Buyer
Much more challenging then expected. A good review for non-surveyor engineers
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
12/07/2017
Verified Buyer
Course defined GIS and GPS terminology then described how they are related. Very good course.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Tom T,
12/05/2017
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Good for basic overview of the subject
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Jeff
12/04/2017
Verified Buyer
Informative and clear
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CAM
10/07/2017
Verified Buyer
Good into course.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Michael Wigley
09/13/2017
Verified Buyer
Very informative and interesting.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
John Charles Thomas
08/30/2017
Verified Buyer
Excellent treatment of a complex subject.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
08/27/2017
Verified Buyer
clear, concise, and easy to follow
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Oswald L Mora Delgado
08/24/2017
Verified Buyer
Excellent!!!
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Edward Ellis
05/29/2017
Verified Buyer
A good course for introduction to GIS and GPS
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Sam Small
05/04/2017
Verified Buyer
Ecellent
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Don Spence
05/02/2017
Verified Buyer
Quite challenging. Very thorough.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Tomas C. Armstrong
04/23/2017
Verified Buyer
Well though and very well presented You can tell by the way the test was written that Ms. Coco takes this task very seriously and wants the student to read the course thoroughly and in depth.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Jeffrey Wiegand
03/31/2017
Verified Buyer
The test was tougher than i thought it would be but it was a good class. It could use some updating for newer technology (and Sept 11 was more than 10 years ago).
This course was last updated in late 2015. While there have been some new technologies introduced, the products and technologies mentioned in this course are still in use today. For example, the use of drones has enabled imagery to be captured at higher resolutions, but the principles for data capture are the same as those listed in this course. If you can e-mail me directly with specific technologies that you think would be important to include, then I will be glad to look into incorporating them. This course is examined periodically, and will be updated again when appropriate. The reference to September 11th is mentioned in a side bar, and merely discusses the hindsight observed around the ten year anniversary of the event.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Gene
02/26/2017
Verified Buyer
Good introductory course.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Atharali Shaikh
02/16/2017
The course is harder the first time around, but second time around made more sense. Thanks
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
James D. Henderson, II
02/04/2017
Verified Buyer
Excellent
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
stathis payiatakis
02/01/2017
Verified Buyer
Was new to subject. Obtained a much better of what is involved and to a sufficient depth. Highly recommended if new to this
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Jeff Spiller, PLS
01/28/2017
Verified Buyer
This course provides a very good basic introduction to the GIS system and its software.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
12/28/2016
Verified Buyer
good information. Sometimes the terminology used in the text was not clear compared to the actual definitions.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Tupack Rhea
12/28/2016
Verified Buyer
Great thanks
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Thomas Kenna
12/27/2016
Verified Buyer
Good overview, will use course material more as a reference in the future now that I have been through it and know what is there. Just the tip of a big iceberg; enough to get me started at the awareness level on the topic.
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Robert J Bracken
11/23/2016
Verified Buyer
Very good course. The test also covered the reading material very well.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
11/18/2016
Great course
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Rod Adams
11/18/2016
Verified Buyer
Not a good course
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Richard Bullock, PLS
11/15/2016
Excellent course. Well done with pertinent examples
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Vincent Flick
10/18/2016
Verified Buyer
Excellent for someone with some basic familiarity. Some of the language and terms may tend to lose someone with no survey, COGO, or basic GIS or CAD experience. An active Civil Engineer should easily have this familiarity.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
Jim Johnston
10/05/2016
A relatively broad introduction to the history, technology and uses of GIS and GPS. Well done.
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130-Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors - Part 1
James Fox
10/05/2016
I learned some interesting information about GIS and GPS that I can use as I coordinate the design of my projects and work with the surveyors providing that data.
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Difficult but Good Overview of a Very Complex Topic
09/13/2016
This is more of an overview for someone who has some knowledge in these areas than it is an intro. The author does a good job of describing how these systems work and introducing the terminology for a very complex topic.
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Introduction to GIS and GPS
Mel Jones
02/01/2016
I enjoyed this course. It was informative for me as I had some knowledge of GPS but little prior knowledge about GIS.
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anonymous
09/08/2015
Verified Buyer
Although I agree that this information is vital in today's engineering, this course was a bit difficult for someone who rarely deals with the subject. I will say that I did learn a lot, especially while I was using the Test Worksheet to prepare for the test. But, I am sure that I will still be doing a lot of lookup when I run into any of the many different types of files, and terminology involved. Thank you for the lesson pdf that I can keep. I am sure that I will refer to it in the future.
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anonymous
08/20/2015
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This course provides a broad and informative background to GIS and GPS as this was expressed in the course objectives. The course could be improved by also including a required or optional application exercise.
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anonymous
08/05/2015
Very good overall analyses of the GIS and GPS>
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anonymous
08/04/2015
Good Course
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anonymous
08/03/2015
Great introduction to this complex area
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anonymous
07/25/2015
Great class. I am a retired Civil Engineer with 39 years experience. I have been a P.E. for 34 years. Learned alot about GIS that I never knew "why".
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anonymous
06/19/2015
Good coverage of all topics.
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Introduction to GIS and GPS
Resal Craven P.E.
06/14/2015
This course would benefit from inclusion of more actual examples of GIS/GPS information to engineering applications such as creation of maps, facilities design, field inventories, service trouble shooting, service restoration and field inventories of facilities and land-based features.
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History + Loads of File Format Info
Nick Halbrook
04/02/2015
A bit of a disappointment as no usage problems. Rather as titled just "History + Loads of File Format Info". Then again am not a user rather have a dilettante interest. Having said that there is some key info relative to CAD formatting for use in GPS software. To extend this some interfacing with 3D plant drawing software ala SmartPlant would have been interesting to see as CAD is becoming more for componentry with its geographic layout use on the way to becoming legacy software.
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anonymous
03/26/2015
Good overview of this topic
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anonymous
03/13/2015
Excellent
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GIS Test
Rick
02/27/2015
The price was very good ($20) and it was a good bang for the buck. Some sort of interactive course would be more suitable for GIS, but would be expected to cost more than just a text reading course.

However, I think more graphics and examples would have enhanced the text for the course.
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anonymous
02/24/2015
This was a fun course. Some of the information was confusing due to the similarity of terminology, but that goes with the territory of the subject. Perhaps some of the terms could be expanded to identify and explain their differences in purpose and use.
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anonymous
02/18/2015
For a mechanical engineer, versus a surveyor, this course was tougher than anticipated. Too many definitions and not enough practice with co-ordinates.
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Charles Worthington
02/13/2015
I think some of the questions were ambiguous. Notably the shapefile portion and geodatabases.
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GIS Good Intro Start
anonymous
02/12/2015
Will be used as reference material to understand the lingo of the GIS world.
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anonymous
02/09/2015
Although this course was labeled as an "Introduction" it was too technical to be of much practical use.
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anonymous
02/09/2015
Put some practice test questions into lesson
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anonymous
02/08/2015
Tough course.
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Introduction ot GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors
Ronald Pate
02/08/2015
Excellent course. Very up to date!
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MICHAEL MARTIN
02/05/2015
GREAT COURSE !!
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anonymous
01/08/2015
A good course. It provides a solid fundamental knowledge of the GIS.
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Jargon heavy
Don Edwards
12/28/2014
How you look at this course will depend on what your expectations are. It does cover the history well and is a good coverage of some of the file formats. However as an occasional user of the system I was hoping for more emphasis on how to navigate the system and to navigate the different interfaces I find in some counties - from that standpoint I was disappointed. It took me longer to do the course than expected and I will not long remember much of the jargon since I don't use those files. For a computer science person that will be dealing with the internals of GIS this may have been more appropriate.
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anonymous
12/11/2014
Some video would make it more interesting.
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anonymous
12/04/2014
Lots of terms that are difficult
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Good intro. to GIS.
Phil V
11/19/2014
It is a good introduction to GIS for those who don't use it everyday. I found some of the explanations of various files confusing at times, which is why I rated 4stars. Otherwise a very good course.
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anonymous
10/27/2014
Good introduction to GIS for a non civil engineer/ non surveyor with no experience in this area.
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David Allen
10/25/2014
I found the course to be good in an overall direction. SOme of the questions seemed to be more focused that the material provided.
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anonymous
09/18/2014
Excellent course.
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anonymous
06/21/2014
excellent presentation and information
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john nall jr
06/17/2014
more comprehensive
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anonymous
06/10/2014
Good course, Stumped on a few responses after re-reading the related section, I picked up the fine point of why I answered wrong. To me these are fine points and your course document help me go back and understand these fine details.
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Carlos A. Vasquez
06/09/2014
Very good history and introduction to the subjects.

For me it was very informative.
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Old PE
anonymous
06/05/2014
Lived through the development of the geospatial data management systems and was active in putting one or another to use in municipal infrastructure inventory. Having to interface with state dot systems of different types was necessary, also. So this course was a historical review. It was not useful to relate to what would work best in certain circumstances and what is about to be abandoned in the adoption of modern database management.
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GPS
anonymous
05/14/2014
TMI - To Much Information! Answer to Questions often was based on what was not stated in lieu of what was stated. Example. I never saw NavSTAR anywhere in the text. I have no idea what the satellite network was called! And I didn't see it in the course. Questions were difficult often without a reference in the course close enough to eliminate doubt! In my opinion this course needs some work to make the reader feel more certain about his answers. There is a LOT of info here, I had to reread sections several times to extract enough info to make an educated guess at some of the questions. Negative comments asside, I enjoyed the course as it had some great info, but had to work to hard for that info. Much of the info could have been filtered as it was too detailed for the purpose of the course.
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anonymous
05/13/2014
Good overview course. Additional definitions/glossary items would be helpful.
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More Difficult than most Courses
anonymous
04/27/2014
Seems like half was about file-types. After reading the whole course and re-reading sections, it was still difficult to find answers to questions on the test. My prior experience with GPS was little help.
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Jennie Brannon
04/22/2014
As an introductory course, this was excellent. It gave some insite into all aspects of GIS/GPS without becoming boring and too indepth to follow.
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Stanley Robertson
04/15/2014
This was informative. My only criticism is that many of the test questions seem to use all, none or multiple choices as options. That forced me to do some re-reading for inclusions and exclusions.
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anonymous
04/08/2014
Document was informative and gave a good background summary of basics, vocabulary, and applications.
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anonymous
03/17/2014
It was a good course easy to navigate web site and test
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A little confusing
anonymous
03/09/2014
Need to consider that some of the detailed file formats, etc., may not be intuitively obvious to older generation engineers. However, it was a good overview for something I had relatively NO knowledge at all.
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Intro. to GIS & GPS for Engineers and Surveyors
J. Deliyiannis
02/11/2014
Agree with a previous reviewer that course is a good introduction to GIS and GPS information and concepts.

Suggest clearer-simpler definitions and show examples of "rasters" and "vector" files. I'm still not clear on those. Too much verbiage on file extenstions.
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anonymous
01/24/2014
excellent and thorough
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Good price.
Tom Beauford
01/10/2014
Per "Author Response" I spent much extra time researching questions 8 & 11. Only two I got wrong? Interesting course for a good price.
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anonymous
01/02/2014
informative, but a little tricky on the questions. assumed one knew a little more than given in the text.

Author Response: The questions were designed to ensure you read and understood the material.

As a hint, Questions 8 and 11 are the most incorrectly answered. All of the questions however, are derived from information presented in the text.

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Kenneth L. Biggs, Sr.
01/01/2014
Very good course content, easy to deceminate information. Cost is very reasonable
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Garrett Keegan
12/29/2013
This was a very good compilation and introduction to GIS and GPS information and concepts. I'll keep it as a handy reference for use in our mapping and engineering work
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Curtis Raeford Eure
12/24/2013
Possibly someone younger and better computer skills might have found this course easier. It is the first one that I have ever taken that I didn't achieve 100%
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Very Bad Course
anonymous
12/15/2013
Seems as this document was written as a classroom paper (assignment). Very poorly written for what the intent of the course is. Rather than a broad overview of the topic (that is the intent), irrelavent details are provided and tested that should mean nothing to a person trying to get intro to this topic.
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James MacFarlane
12/14/2013
A good overall review of the field. The material also provides one with a heads up on what you do not know thus providing another srea of study.
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anonymous
12/13/2013
good course info for great value
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anonymous
12/12/2013
Additional definitions would help for an introduction course.
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A Lot of Information
Lee Marlow
12/07/2013
GIS is a large step for us surveyors that the Army educated in 1962. I certainly wish the Geographical Information Science Professionals only the very best.
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Review dated 12-1-2013
anonymous
12/01/2013
Course material was clear and concise. A very good refresher covering the basics of GIS and GPS. Test questions were covered in the course material.
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Ritchey Marbury
11/26/2013
Good information, but sometimes hard to follow. Also, some of the questions were difficult to understand and the answers were hard to find in the text. Would help if you could find some way to make the course more interesting.
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Keith Mast
11/20/2013
This is a good overview of the subject. It gets pretty detailed in the description of computer files and programs. It would be helpful to have the glossary of terms readily available since there are a lot of program/file names that are hard to remember. Definitely leaves you with the conclusion that you need GIS/GPS specialists to properly use this technology.
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anonymous
05/09/2013
Course is a good overview of both GIS and GPS.
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anonymous
04/10/2013
I thought that this was a very good course - some of the information was new to me and it enhanced my overall knowledge of the subject.
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Pedro Rodriguez
04/01/2013
Interesting and professional.
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Introduction to GIS and GPS for Engineers and Surveyors
anonymous
03/31/2013
I found this course to be very informative and well written. Highly recommend.
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Markley Huey
03/28/2013
An excellent short course,well worth the cost.
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anonymous
03/26/2013
This is a wonderful course, beneficial for all the engineers, and I would like to recommend this to be taken by the referenced field professionals (such as environmentalists, chemists, military personnels, explorers etc.) besides the engineers.
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anonymous
02/24/2013
I found the course to be a very good overview and relevant to the interactive records and mapping advancements in the profession.
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Raoul Caijmi
02/15/2013
I'm happy with the scope of this course. It delivered exactly as expected from the description.
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Brings clarity to commonly heard (but often not fully understood) GIS/GPS terms and concepts
Robert Sileo
12/28/2012
A good overview of GIS/GPS terms and concepts for a "consumer" of the output of the various tools.

Consider adding a section on "what can go wrong" or "what to ask" when using GIS tools -- things that would affect the integrity of output.

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FL PR Review
anonymous
08/05/2012
Very good summary and overview of GIS and GPS!

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Great course!
anonymous
07/12/2012
Very useful and the glossary is an eye opener when it comes to deciphering government speak and acronyms. Nice work.
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Alphabet Soup
Ron Magahey
05/06/2012
The course was OK and I learned a few things I wasn't aware of; but, I question the need for the general Professional Civil Engineer ( project manager or designer) to retain memory of all the abbreviations and "alphabet soup" history of GIS/GPS! Author is obviously very knowledgeable in this area. If it was a bit less history and a bit more everyday practical to a Professional Engineer who supervises highly skilled computer oriented designers it might be better?

SunCam Response: Your feedback is greatly appreciated. The author has revised and updated the course to address your comments.
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GIS-GPS Overview
anonymous
11/30/2011
Great overview and just what I needed!
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