Geospatial Technology Expert Dr. Jan Van Sickle

With extensive experience in geospatial technology, GIS, GPS, and GNSS, Dr. Jan Van Sickle is a recognized expert as a consultant, writer, teacher, and speaker in geospatial matters.



About Dr. Van Sickle

With many years of experience, I’ve advised global companies (Anadarko, IHS Energy, Microsoft, Jeppesen, Maxar, and many more) in geospatial matters. I’ve created and led departments, managed creation of new programs, and developed systems used around the globe. I earned my Ph.D. in geospatial engineering from the University of Colorado, and am an Assistant Teaching Professor at Penn State University and Lecturer at the University of Colorado (Denver).

Seminar Topics

Best Practices for GPS Today

This seminar is about making explaining some elements important to RTN operation and proposing some practical real-time best practices.

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Position, Navigation and Timing (PNT)

The systems to determine location, find the way from one place to another and supply accurate time synchronization have expanded and improved substantially in recent years.

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GPS Modernization and GNSS

Within a decade there may be as many as 80 navigational satellites in orbit.  What will that mean from the user’s point of view?

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Public Lands

Some assert that the Public Land Survey System, PLSS, is a coordinate system.  Others strongly maintain that it is certainly not.

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Coordinates and Geodesy

Coordinates?  Press a few buttons on a computer and they are automatically imported, exported, rotated, translated, collated, annotated and served up in any format you choose with no trouble at all.  There really is nothing to it.  Why have a seminar about coordinates?

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Accuracy, Error Analysis and Statistics

All measurements include error, they must, therefore, be adjusted. This is true no matter how they were gathered.

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