"GNSS from the bottom up with a good explanation of all theory(s)."
High Precision GNSS using Post-Processing
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High-precision GNSS underpins the delivery of Network Real-Time Kinematic positioning services but can also be employed for a variety of more precise surveying and engineering applications, such as high order control establishment and deformation monitoring, if the data are post-processed. This two day course explores, in detail, the various GNSS error sources that inhibit precise coordinate determination and examines ways of mitigating these errors using additional data and methods available in post-processing mode.
The course introduces error theory and provides ample opportunity for real-world practical analysis through the use of Leica Geo Office GNSS post-processing software (Leica Geosystems). Extensive practical examples are designed to immediately reinforce theoretical concepts and rely on specially designed data sets, covering a wide range of real-world conditions and problems. The goal of the exercises is to let the participants develop a feeling of processing accuracy and precision levels and ways of improving them, using the options offered by the software.
We always welcome questions from the participants and we may be even able to adjust the course flow to cover questions arising in discussion, if time allows.
The course topics include:
Although we will be providing a training data set for all the participants, the participants are welcome to bring their own data sets in order to use them as additional examples in practical processing exercises. However, in order to make sure that the precious course time is spent most efficiently, we need to define some rules these data sets have to abide by:
If you have doubts about your data conforming to any of the mentioned rules, feel free to email your question or the whole data set to us no later than 13 October 2016.
We cannot guarantee the success of the processing even if all the above conditions are satisfied. Examples of confounding factors are: insufficient length of the session, local sky view obstructions, and other site-related effects. However, a negative result can teach a lot about how to do and how not to do GNSS surveys and processing.
Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.
The course is aimed at practitioners who are already familiar with basic GNSS and Network RTK, and provides a highly relevant follow-on course for delegates who have attended the three-day GNSS and Network RTK course.
We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.
The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.
Please note that we also offer the three-day course GNSS and Network RTK. Book on both courses to receive a discount of £125.00.