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Presenter: Dr. Thomas H. Meyer

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: White Plains, NY

Crowne Plaza White Plains
66 Hale Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601
Phone: 914-682-0050

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am

Morning Session:                8:30 - 11:45 am

Lunch (On your own):         11:45 - 12:45 pm

Afternoon Session:             12:45 - 4:30 pm

Development of Global Navigation
Satellite System (GNSS) Surveying

   Development of GNSS technology
   Application to surveying
   Benefits and drawbacks

GNSS Fundamentals and Real Time Kinematic (RTK) Methods

   Understanding GNSS science
   Mechanics of GNSS data collection and processing

GNSS Surveying Methods and Best Practices

   GNSS satellites
   Data collection process
   Accuracy versus precision
   Position dilution of precision (PDOP)

GNSS Surveying Methods and Best Practices

   Root-mean square (RMS)
   Site localizations/calibrations
   Signal-to-noise ratio
   Float and fixed solutions
   Elevation mask
   Geoid model
   Understanding errors

Using GNSS Data Successfully

   Applying datum transformations
   Improving field practices
   Using Online Positioning User Service (OPUS)
   Managing data

GNSS Surveying Case Studies

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyors

Professional Engineers
& Land Surveyors
     6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours
     New Jersey Land Surveyor Credit Pending

     6.5 Continuing Ed. Hours
     6.5 AIA LU|Elective

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers 6.5 continuing education hours to professional engineers in all states. It also offers 6.5 continuing education hours to land surveyors in most states, including New York.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for New Jersey professional engineers (Approval No. 24GP00000700). HalfMoon Education has applied to the New Jersey State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors for course approval for land surveyors, which is pending.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for professional land surveyors and engineers in Indiana, Maryland, North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is also an approved education provider for Florida engineers.

The New York State Education Department considers courses as approved for New York State mandatory continuing education for professional engineers and surveyors if the sponsor’s courses are approved by the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System and are in approved subject areas (land surveying; civil engineering).

The American Institute of Architects has approved this program for 6.5 LU|Elective (Sponsor No. J885). HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York architects via its affiliation with the American Institute of Architects.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


Dr. Thomas H. Meyer

University of Connecticut

Dr. Meyer is a professor in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at UConn’s College of Agriculture, Health and Natural Resources (CAHNR). He is a member of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, and he is a fellow and current president (2019) and past president (2016) of the American Association for Geodetic Surveying. Dr. Meyer is a past president (2006-2007) of the Geomatics Society of New England (previously known as the New England Section ACSM) and a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of Surveying Engineering and Surveying and Land Information Science. Dr. Meyer earned his Ph.D. degree from Texas A&M University (College Station, 1998) where he was a research associate in the Mapping Sciences Laboratory. He was named a UConn Teaching Fellow (2015), and he has taught geomatics courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels in geodesy, geographic information science, digital terrain modeling, spatial statistics and global navigation satellite system surveying. Dr. Meyer has authored an undergraduate-level geodesy textbook and numerous peer-reviewed papers about surveying and mapping and he teaches professional education seminars for surveyors throughout New England and the United States.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $289.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $289.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $269.00

Each registration includes one copy of a manual prepared by the seminar speakers.