Trigonometric Tips and Tricks for Surveying
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Wednesday, June 7, 2023
10:00 am – 1:15 pm CDT (incl. a 15-min break)
Presented by Dr. Thomas H. Meyer Ph.D.
Trigonometric Tips and Tricks for Surveying
- Spreadsheet functions, review and introduction.
- Unpacking angles to and from DMS, and dealing with negative angles.
- Mapping angles from (-180, 180] to [0, 360) without case logic.
- Horizontal and vertical collimation error.
- The interior angle between two pointings.
- Telling left and right apart using coordinates.
- Side shot demo
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Continuing Education Credit Information
This webinar is open to the public and is designed to qualify for 3.0 PDHs for professional engineers and land surveyors in most states. This course is not approved in New York; please refer to specific state rules to determine eligibility.
HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for engineers in Florida (Provider No. 0004647), Indiana (License No. CE21700059), Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700) and North Carolina (S-0130). HalfMoon Education is an approved continuing education sponsor for land surveyors licensed in Indiana (License No. CE10600325), Maryland, and North Carolina (S-0130).
The Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers, Professional Land Surveyors and Professional Landscape Architects has approved this course for 3.0 PDUs for land surveyors.
This course has been registered with the Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers for 3.0 CE credits.
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The preceding credit information only applies to the live presentation. This course in an on-demand format may not be eligible for the same credits as the live presentation; please consult your licensing board(s) to ensure that a structured, asynchronous learning format is appropriate.
Dr. Thomas H. Meyer, Ph.D.Professor of Geodesy in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Connecticut
Tom Meyer was awarded a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas in 1998, where he was a research associate in the Mapping Sciences Laboratory. He now is a Professor of Geodesy in the Department of Natural Resources and the Environment at the University of Connecticut, where he teaches courses in geomatics, GNSS and plane surveying, geodesy, and geospatial analysis in Python. Dr. Meyer is a member of ASCE and the Connecticut Association of Land Surveyors. He is also a past president of the New England Section of the ACSM and a Fellow and the 2016/2019 president of the American Association for Geodetic Surveying. Dr. Meyer has published an undergraduate textbook on geodesy, numerous peer-reviewed journal articles, and is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Surveying Engineering (JSE) and Surveying and Land Information Science (SaLIS). He is a regular presenter at national meetings, giving workshops and seminars on numerous topics in geodesy, GNSS, and surveying. His most recent research projects include new formulations of low-distortion projections, and developing spatial statistical animal-movement models for mountain lions, bobcats, and salmon.