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October 2017: “Then to Now: Forty Years of GPS”

This webinar was presented on October 25, 2017.

 

Watching this webinar qualifies for 1 CPD hour under the Formal Activities category for OLSs.

 

Presented by Pierre Héroux, past Section Head, Geodetic Analysis and Development Section, Geodetic Survey Division, NRCan.

 

Pierre will take you on a journey looking back at forty years of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), summarizing the evolution of satellite-based positioning since the launch of the first GPS satellite in 1978. His timeline will include major events that affected the deployment of the GNSS constellations, and he will review trends in adoption of the technology.

 

There is no better person to tell us about the impact GNSS technology has had on methods applied for control surveys. Modern online services for on-demand access to high precision positioning will be presented as well. As GPS becomes ubiquitous in many systems that spatially enable modern life, this presentation will be a good reminder of how much the technology has, in a relatively short time, evolved and become such an intrinsic part of our daily lives.

 

Pierre Héroux has over thirty years of experience in developing GNSS software for precise positioning and managing the delivery of geodetic services. He holds a Bachelor of Sciences (Géodésie) degree from l’Université Laval (1981) and a Master of Sciences (Surveying Engineering) from the University of New Brunswick (1997).

 

Pierre’s expertise lies mainly in the field of space geodesy, specializing in scientific applications of Global Navigation Satellite Systems, in particular the Global Positioning System (GPS).

 

Click here for presenter’s slides.