U.C. Berkeley Short Courses on GPS and GIS

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U.C. Berkeley
Continuing Education in Engineering
Announces 2 Short Courses on

(November 10-12, 1993)

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the technical issues
that arise in development of geographic information systems.  Participants
gain an appreciation for GIS concepts and their relationship to issues that
arise in database management systems computer graphics, and image
processing.  GIS concepts in some commercial systems are examined and
demonstrated.  Topics include design considerations, data base issues,
algorithms, applications, and challenges.

Lecturer:  Hanan Samet, Ph.D., Professor of Computer Science,
University of Maryland.  He is considered an authority on the use and
design of hierarchical spatial data structures such as the quadtree for
geographic information systems, image processing, and computer

GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEMS:  Principles and Applications
(November 29-December 1, 1993)

This intensive three-day course examines the system design and
performance features of various multichannel, timesharing and
multiplexing receivers for the Navstar Global Positioning System. 
Promising new applications such as carrier-aided surveying, precision
timekeeping, air traffic control, and spacecraft navigation are also
thoroughly reviewed. Participants learn how the Navstar GPS works and
how it compares with various other ground-based and space-based
radionavigation systems.  Emphasis is on basic operating principles,
positioning accuracy, coverage characteristics, operating frequencies, etc. 
Design considerations in user-set selection as well as the emerging
technologies that are opening up promising new possibilities for
inexpensive integrated navigation systems are examined.  The technical
issues associated with GPS software development, accuracy enhancement,
Kalman filtering techniques, interferometry solutions and differential
navigation are also thoroughly reviewed together with a number of other
technologically relevant topics, including:  double- and triple-differencing
techniques, user set performance comparisons, relativistic time dilation,
pseudosatellite design, constellation architecture and satellite longevity,
geodetic surveying techniques, and precision mapmaking.

Lecturer:  Thomas S. Logsdon, M.S., Senior Member of Technical Staff,
Rockwell International.  For the past 15 years he has worked specifically
on the GPS project, and was on the original proposal team.  His
assignments have included constellation coverage studies, GPS
survivability enhancements, navigation system performance comparisons,
and time synchronization studies.  He is also currently working on air-
traffic control applications for the GPS.

For more information (complete course descriptions, outlines, instructor
bios, etc.) contact:

Harvey Stern
U.C. Berkeley Extension/Southbay
800 El Camino Real Ste. 150
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Tel: (415) 323-8141
Fax: (415) 323-1438
email: southbay at garnet.berkeley.edu

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