GNSS for Policy and Decision Makers – Course (T131-18)


From Monday, January 14, 2019
To Wednesday, January 16, 2019

 Venue: Geoinformatics Center, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand

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Introduction :

The Global Positioning System (GPS) is widely used in almost all systems that require absolute position and time. It is due to its accuracy, availability and reliability. In addition to GPS of the United States, several other systems such as GLObal Navigation Satellite System (GLONASS) of the Russian Federation, the European global navigation system (Galileo) of the European Union, the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) of China, the Indian Regional Navigation Satellite System (NavIC), India and the Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS), Japan are now available. Collectively, they are called GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System). Today, a GNSS receiver can provide centimeter level accuracy even with a low-cost receiver, if an error correction technique is used. Thus, availability of low-cost and high-accuracy receivers will eventually increase GNSS related applications and its market. In order to keep the pace with these new applications and technological developments, it is necessary to develop human resources and skills.

Geoinformatics Center of Asian Institute of Technology (GIC/AIT) together with the Center for Spatial Information Science of The University of Tokyo (CSIS/UT) and International Committee on GNSS (ICG) are taking initiatives to create awareness on GNSS and its applications in Asia and the Pacific region. This program is a part of this initiative.


Why you should attend this program?


GNSS is not only for Surveying, Mapping and Car Navigation. It’s used in many systems where position data are required. For example, analyzing traffic congestion data, monitoring public transport for security and safety, automation in agriculture, dynamic population census, timing services in banking sectors and telecommunication systems, security and safety related applications, law-enforcement, toll-fee charging, aviation as well as space weather.

If you are involved in the policy and decision making level of any infrastructure project or any of the above mentioned working field or even if you would like to learn how GNSS can be utilized in various applications, then you must attend this course to enhance your knowledge of GNSS and its applications.

Course Schedule: 14 – 16 JAN 2019

The participants may also join additional 2 days course of GNSS Training (Course: T151-30) on 17 – 18 JAN 2019. These two days are dedicated for GNSS Field Survey, Data Analysis, and Accuracy Estimation etc. This will provide the participants more field experience on GNSS data logging and processing.



This course is designed to give the participants:

  • An introduction to GNSS, comprised of GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS, QZSS and NavIC
  • Introduction to GNSS Applications and Application Samples
  • An Introduction to GNSS Receivers, Antennas, Base-stations, RTK & PPP Services
  • GNSS Survey procedures and achievable accuracies
  • Introduction to GNSS related Software
  • GNSS Data logging using Android devices
  • Field Survey experience using Low-Cost receiver for High-Accuracy positioning
  • General Budget estimation to implement an in-house GNSS system for high accuracy
  • Interpreting GNSS Technical Specifications



Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to understand about how a GNSS system works, its applications, survey methods, interpretation of technical specifications, approximate budget and manpower estimation to implement GNSS. The participants will also have half-day GNSS field survey experience using low-cost receiver for high-accuracy.


Training Registration Form

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Geoinformatics Center
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), P O. BOX 4, Klong Luang
Pathumathani, Thailand
Tel: + 66-2-524-5580
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