What is Geodesy?  It is the science that underlies everything related to mapping, surveying, GIS, GPS, geomatics, and photogrammetry.  It contains the tools and methods used to create City, County, State, national and worldwide geographic data sets and coordinate systems, horizontally and vertically.

Since there is a significant scarcity of courses on Geodesy, this one was assembled with the intent to make the material as accessible as possible to those workers who need to come up to speed fast.  A major effort was made to prepare material that balances methods and proper technical terms.

The emphasis is to cover critical knowledge that was obtained (1) academically and (2) practically over forty years of consulting work.

This material consists of fifteen (15) pre-recorded sessions, each over one hour long.

To learn more about each session, please read coursedescription 2020-12-14 .

Each hour-long session is available for a fee of $9 for a one-week rental.  To access this course, click here.

The 15 sessions are:

  1. Trigonometry Refresher
  2. Coordinate Systems and Transformations
  3. Least Squares Concepts
  4. Geoids
  5. Ellipsoids
  6. GPS
  7. Precision and Accuracy
  8. Projections
  9. Projections Math
  10. Horizontal Datums
  11. Vertical Datums
  12. PLSS and GIS
  13. LiDAR
  14. Photogrammetry 1
  15. Photogrammetry 2