Course Title: Least Squares Adjustment
3 Professional Development Hours (PDHs)
Approved for Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee.
After registering, you will receive an email with instructions for watching the recording and submitting to receive your PDH Certificate.
This workshop will discuss critical aspects of using least squares adjustment to a wide range of geospatial observation data. Building on an understanding of errors and their propagation, critical aspects of setting up data for adjustment, as well as analyzing the output of an adjustment, will be covered. ‘Things that can go wrong’ and ‘Traps for young players’ will also be discussed, so that practitioners can avoid common flaws in least squares use.
Speaker Bio: Dr. Bill Hazelton is an Associate Professor at Troy University in the Geospatial Informatics Department. He has previously taught at a number of other higher-educational institutions in the US and Australia. He has been a licensed surveyor since 1985, worked in Antarctica for a year as a glaciologist, run a number of businesses, and has surveyed on three continents. Bill is a past president of the Surveying and Geomatics Educators Society and was a director of ASPRS.