Global Positioning Systems

Code: SCIE1140

Course description

This course will start with an overview of GPS, history of GPS and GPS Applications. With an emphasis on the principles of GPS and how it works, you will learn about the GPS satellites and the information and signals they transmit, types of receivers and the fundamentals of how they work, and what GPS can be used for. Topics covered include accuracy and positioning, the types of errors associated with using GPS, absolute and differential techniques, different types of signals, considerations when collecting data using GPS, and how to undertake mission planning. An introduction to other global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) is provided. GPS modernization, augmented GPS, and future trends are also discussed. The use of a GPS receiver is NOT required for this course.

Course details

Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: INFO1820
Corequisites: None

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Start Date
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Delivery
Campus
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Start Date: Jan. 15, 2019
Day/Time:
Delivery: Online
Campus: Online
Cost: $432.06
 
End date: Apr. 23, 2019
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: INFO1820
Corequisites: None
Equivalent to: None

Additional information: This course is offered through OntarioLearn. Find out more about OntarioLearn courses and booking your exams.

Host college: MO

Not all courses are offered each term. Winter 2019 registration opens November 5, 2018. Spring 2019 registration opens February 4, 2019.