GPS seminar Friday

Following the success of last year’s Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) seminar, the Lands & Survey Department, in partnership with Trimble Navigation Ltd., is presenting a sequel event to be held at the Courtyard Marriott Hotel this Friday at 10am.

The GPS Users Conference aims to inform local users of the latest GPS technology and solutions, said a GIS press release.

It will also address any procedural or technical difficulties experienced in using GPS equipment.

Experts in the fields of survey and mapping solutions will present a day-long agenda that will include post-processing surveys, updating equipment firmware/software, site calibrations, setting-up radios and repeaters, and utilizing cell phone and radio data.

Delegates can participate in equipment demonstrations and take advantage of the survey expertise and the equipment manufacturers on hand.

Last year’s event served as a catalyst for a dramatic 400 per cent increase in licensed GPS users throughout the Islands.

‘The significant investment and development by the department in state-of-the-art infrastructure allows both government and private users to complete a multitude of surveying tasks more efficiently whilst maintaining the highest standards of quality,’ commented John Phillips, event organizer and Senior Geomatician at Lands & Survey.

He added that the department intends to soon include its Frank Sound base station within the global network of Continual Operating Reference Stations (CORS), thereby joining the George Town and Cayman Brac CORS. Cayman’s trio CORS will thus represent a true island-wide network of GPS excellence, the release said.

The conference will also provide a rare opportunity for local property professionals, such as members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors – one of the most respected organizations worldwide for professionals involved in land, property, construction and environmental issues — to gain valuable Continued Professional Development points.

FYI

The 10am to 5pm conference is free of charge but interested persons should contact John Phillips on 525-1965 to reserve a place.