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GEOM 8162 - Geodetic Positioning 2

Geomatics Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

This course starts with a review of different GPS operation modes, which include static, rapid static, stop-go, kinematic, kinematic on-the-fly, realtime and non-realtime; and GPS data processing procedure. It will then continue with other major topics such as high precision GPS positioning including inter-mixing different GPS antenna types, mixing RINEX data, using Precise Ephemeris, utilizing RTCM messages and NMEA strings; GPS datums and reference frames. The chapter on Network Adjustment will analysis network adjustment using satellite-based baseline data. Detailed GPS data processing techniques and ambiguity resolution will be studied, as well as different GPS reference station networks in North America and GPS applications. The course will conclude on the study of other satellite navigation techniques such as Transit Doppler, GLONASS and Galileo.


GEOM 7362





Winter 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 80119

Mon Jan 06 - Mon Apr 20 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Apr 20 Online



Course Outline





  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. **IMPORTANT: The final exam must be written at an approved Exam Centre only. Details will be emailed to you after registering for the course. Students may receive approval to register for this course with completion of 2 year Geomatics diploma, and meeting all other prerequisites. To receive approval, please email your official academic transcript(s) and BCIT Student ID to If you're new to BCIT, create an ID at
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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