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Presenter: Dr. Thomas H. Meyer

Seminar Date:

Seminar Location: Springfield, MA

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel
One Monarch Place
Springfield, MA 01144
Phone: 413-781-1010

This seminar is closed or full.


Registration:                        8:00 - 8:30 am
Morning Session:                8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch (On your own):         12:00 - 1:00 pm
Afternoon Session:             1:00 - 4:30 pm

Development of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Surveying

   What motivated the development of GNSS?
   What were the early efforts and what came of them?
   Terms and nomenclature
   System architecture
   Today’s GNSSs: GPS, Galileo, GLONASS, Compass, regional systems
   Example applications

GNSS Positioning

   Ranging with timing code and carrier phase

Timing Codes and Carrier Phase Details  

   What is a timing code?
   C/A code, P code
   Timing codes, time determination
   Navigation message
   The carrier phase observable and the integer ambiguity problem

Geodesy and GNSS  

   Reference systems, reference frames, datums
   Tectonics, time-dependent positioning

Error Budget and Differencing  

   System errors
   Geometric errors
   Environmental errors
   Dilutions of precision, ephemeris quality Error mitigation 
   Phase differencing

Observation Protocols  

   Tying to control

Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyors

Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors
     6.5 Continuing Education Hours

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers a 6.5 continuing education opportunity to Massachusetts professional engineers and land surveyors. Continuing education is not presently mandatory for license maintenance in Massachusetts.

Professional engineers and land surveyors seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to claim the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida, Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), North Carolina, and North Dakota. HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education sponsor for New York engineers and land surveyors.

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

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.