AOLS October Webinar: "Then to Now: Forty Years of GPS"

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

One of the presentations at the Geodetic Picnic this September talked about the historic timeline of GPS. That presentation was so popular that we have decided to invite the presenter, Pierre Héroux, to deliver an extended version of it at our webinar!

"Then to Now: Forty Years of GPS"

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 to register for the webinar.

Attending this webinar qualifies for 1 Formal CPD hour.

Please note: The statements made and the views expressed in this webinar are those of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the Association of Ontario Land Surveyors. All copyright, trademark and Intellectual Property rights are reserved. For educational use only.