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Where is my house and how does it move? part of Cutting Edge:Geodesy:Activities
This is a homework for UPRM GEOL4060–Applications of GPS in Geosciences. It is an elective course for geology majors. Students will measure the position of their house at the beginning of the semester and do it again in the end of the semester. They will figure out the relative movements between the two house positions through comparing the changes of baseline length.
Geological Applications of GPS Geodesy part of Cutting Edge:Geodesy:Courses
This course provides an overview of the major space geodetic techniques and focuses on the theory and practice of the Global Positioning System (GPS). The course also provides hands-on experience using GPS data to address scientific problems in the Geosciences. The labs provide hands-on experience in data processing techniques, including programming a simple GPS data processing software, Topcon Tools. Students as a team will work on a landslide GPS monitoring project. Knowledge of Matlab/Fortran and Unix/Linux is not pre-required but will help.