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Presenter: Chris Pucci, PLS

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Seminar Location: Online

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Part 1, Thursday, August 20, 2020
10:30 am - 1:45 pm CDT (including a 15-min. break)

   Introduction to GNSS ?
      History of GPS ?
      GPS vs GNSS ?
      Applications in Surveying ?
      Benefits and Draw Backs ?
   Fundamentals of GNSS ?
      GNSS Theory and Science ?
        • How GNSS Systems/Satellites work ?
      GNSS Measurements ?
    •    How do we measure with satellites ?
    •    Ellipsoid Models: NAD83/ITRF/NATRF2022 ?
    •    Geoid Models: NAVD88/Ellipsoid/Ground/Gravity ?
    •    Explain Calculations  ?
    •    Overview of methods of GNSS Surveying ?
    •    Autonomous/No augmentation or correction ?
    •    Differential/Satellite Augmented ?
    •    Precise Point Positioning/PPP ?
    •    Static/Post Processed ?
    •    Real Time Kinematic/RTK ?
    •    GNSS Surveying Errors ?
    •    Accuracy vs. precision ?
    •    Single vs Redundant measurements ?
    •    Error/Quality Estimates ?
    •    DOP's ?
    •    PDOP ?
    •    GDOP ?
    •    HDOP ?
    •    RMS Values ?
    •    2D/3D QC Values ?
    •    Signal to Noise Ratio ?
    •    Error Causes ?
    •    Multipath ?
    •    Ionosphere ?
    •    Latency ?
    •    Satellite Geometry ?
    •    Setup ?
    •    Blunder/Etc. ?
    •    Error Mitigation ?
    •    Elevation Mask ?
    •    Redundant measurements ?
    •    Software checks ?
    •    Checking known point ?
    •    Sky Plots

Part 2, Friday, August 21, 2020
10:30 am - 2:15 pm CDT (including a 15-min. break)

    •    GNSS Surveying Methods & Best Practices ?
    •    Survey Setup ?
    •    Site Calibration vs. Defined Coordinate System ?
    •    Basic data collection and processing ?
    •    RTK  ?
    •    Static ?
    •    RTK Methods ?
    •    Basics of an RTK survey ?
    •    Local Base/Radio transmitter ?
    •    Network/Internet Base ?
    •    Float vs Fixed solution ?
    •    Observation time vs. accuracy ?
    •    Static Methods ?
    •    Basics of a Static Survey ?
    •    Rapid Static ?
    •    Long Session static ?
    •    Post processing ?
    •    GNSS Surveying Data Management ?
    •    Coordinate Systems ?
    •    Data Storage/Backup/Formats ?
    •    Datum transformations ?
    •    Time dependency of data ?
    •    Data processing ?
    •    OPUS/Online processing software ?
    •    Hardware manufacturer Proprietary software ?
    •    StarNet/Others independent software ?
    •    GNSS Surveying Case Studies ?
    •    Static Control Campaign ?
    •    RTK Control Campaign ?
    •    RTK Topography ?
    •    UAS Ground Control

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the conclusion of the series.

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GoToWebinar App requirements: 
Windows 7 - 10 or Mac OSX Mavericks (10.9) - macOS Catalina (10.15)

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The two most recent version of the following browsers:
Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Microsoft Edge
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Internet connection:
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Credit Information:

Who Should Attend

  • Engineers
  • Land Surveyors

Land Surveyors:
     6.5 PDHs (details below)

Professional Engineers:
     6.5 PDHs in all states

Continuing Education Credit Information

This live interactive webinar offers 6.5 PDHs/continuing education hours to land surveyors in most states and professional engineers in all states.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers and land surveyors licensed in Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, North Carolina (S-0130), and North Dakota.

HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education provider for engineers licensed in Florida (Provider No. 0004647) and New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700).

HalfMoon Education is deemed an approved continuing education provider for engineers and land surveyors licensed in New York via its registration with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education System (Regulations of the Commissioner §68.14(i)(2) and §69-1.5(i)(2)).

Boundaries and Easements: Course approval is not being sought for land surveyors licensed in Florida, Tennessee, Texas, and New Jersey.

Introduction to GNSS Surveying: Course approval is applied for and pending for Tennessee and Texas land surveyors. Course approval is not being sought for Florida and New Jersey land surveyors

Course completion certificates will be awarded to participants who complete the webinar in its entirety, respond to all the verification prompts during the instruction, and earn a score of 80% on the quiz that follows the instruction (multiple attempts allowed).


Chris Pucci, PLS

Project Surveyor - New Technology, Oregon DOT

Mr. Pucci is a project surveyor for the Oregon Department of Transportation in the headquarters level Engineering Automation Section. He is a graduate of Oregon State University and has been a licensed professional land surveyor in Oregon since 2007. Prior to ODOT he worked for two counties and one of the larger cities in Oregon. He has surveyed for planning, project development, right-of-way, construction, and everything in the middle. He is currently working on ground-penetrating radar, contract specifications to support 3D engineered models, automated machine guidance, land survey training, and subsurface utility engineering.

Tuition Costs:

Standard Tuition: $299.00
Online Tuition (pre-registration): $299.00
Group Prices
3 or more people each: $199.00

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