GPS Introductory Training Course 901041 €295.00


Who should attend

Architects, Engineers – if you are involved in

  • preparing planning applications – learn to survey with the latest technology, use a 1-man system to complete a survey in the field to Ordnance Survey co-ordinates
  • surveying sites for preparation of plans for new buildings or structures – check existing site layouts
  • overseeing construction work – see how to set out quicker and more efficiently than using a total station
  • Site Managers/Foremen

  • If you are involved in construction, learn how to use GPS for setting out or surveying.  There will be no complicated mathematics (unless you want it!) and nothing more complicated than using your Satnav



    Hitechniques Ltd.

    U17 Block Q, Grants Road

    Greenogue Bus. Pk.


    Co. Dublin D24 N252


    Thursday 26th October 2017

    TIME: 9:00 - 5:00

    The Instructor

    Philip Hanrahan B.E., B.A.  has 35 years of experience in surveying instrument handling:

    6 years as a site engineer on civil construction projects, including roads, sewerage schemes, housing developments, industrial buildings.

    27 years demonstrating and training users in surveying instruments

    2 years lecturer in Engineering Surveying, Trinity College Dublin, including design of the Engineering Surveying module in the Civil Engineering degree course.and approval by Engineers Ireland

    Testimonials by previous attendees:

    "Very good course to start using GPS"

    Brian Grace, Brian D. Grace Eng. Cons., Tipperary

    "Picked up new functions: offsets, trilateration, auto-recording. Will speed up surveying for me" -

    Peter O'Dwyer, Architect, Dublin

    "Course very informative and gives a good base to get started using GPS"

    Noel Finnegan, Ass. Eng., Monaghan Co. Co.


    What you will learn:

    How to survey with GPS Rover

  • Topographical survey with output to Autocad & Excel
  • Using feature coding for layered survey
  • Dealing with overhanging trees
  • Surveying close to buildings
  • How to set out buildings, roads, features

    Solving up/downloading problems

  • Uploading .dxf files
  • Uploading ASCII or text/.csv files
  • Connection problems to WinXP, Win7/8
  • Using OSI Planning Packs - Digital & Paper
  • Adding Contours
  • Calculating Areas & Volumes
  • How GPS works

  • The antenna, the datalogger, the satellite systems
  • Correction subscriptions sytems
  • Ellipsoids
  • Geoids
  • ITM/Irish Grid
  • Troubleshooting internet connection problems

  • SIM card
  • Subscription activation
  • Updates
  • Quality control

  • How accurate is your survey
  • Testing your GPS Rover
  • Recording setting out 
  • Program

    9:00 – 9:30       Introduction – get your kit on!

    9:30 – 11:00     Outdoor surveying – carry out survey of surrounding area

    11:00 – 11:15   T-Break

    11:15 – 12:00   Theory behind the survey

    12:00 - 12:45 Download the survey, Areas, Volumes, Contours

    12:45 – 2:00     Lunch

    2:00 – 2:30       Uploading a setting out drawing

    2:30 – 3:30       Setting out – set out points in the surrounding area

    3:30 - 4:00       Adapting to Local Grid Co-ordinates

    4:00 – 5:00       Q & A 

    Class size

    Class size is limited to 10 people and attendees will work in pairs to complete the assigned tasks.

    Hitechniques Ltd., U17 Block Q, Grants Rd., Greenogue Bus. Pk., Rathcoole, Co. Dublin
    Tel: 01-2572323 ; Fax: 01-2572335 : Email:

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