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Geodesy at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi*


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Course materials for the course "Geodetic Science" GISC3325 (last delivered in 2013) has been moved here: Course Content   


Since leaving TAMUCC and fully retiring, I have intermittently developed pages on topics of interest. These materials are located here: New Content . Latest addition is a PDF describing how to compute an H from a known h and computed N from four tools. 


Some links to other sites are found here: Links (last updated 15 December 2020)

* I taught the course "Geodetic Science" at TAMU-CC from 2005 to 2013 as an adjunct. I am no longer associated with the University and retain the name solely to maintain continuity since the page was started in 2005 to support the course.  Course materials have not been maintained since 2013. I did add a link to the textbook I used for the course to the Course Content page on 13 July 2020.


Some bio info:


My surveying/geodesy career started as a rear chainman for a local surveying/engineering firm in the early 1970s. Subsequently I worked summers and a "break year" with NOAA and the US Navy Hydrographic Office to finance my undergraduate education. Upon graduation, I was an unsuccessful Peace Corps volunteer in the Republique du Niger 1976-1977. Returning to the US and recognizing my limitations when it came to social skills, I became a Cartographic Technician for NOAA, then a Geodetic Technician and finally a Geodesist at the National Geodetic Survey. My last jobs were as Geodetic Advisors to Maryland and then Texas where I retired in 2008. During my tenure in Texas, in additional to my regular duties, I taught their course: Geodetic Science. I continued to teach the course until 2013. 


The photo below is the only time I have been featured on a "national magazine". I am fourth from the left. My translation of the caption is "Some Peace Corps Volunteers learn to repair one of 5 Land Rovers bought by USAID for a a project aimed at exploiting water resources in Niger."   


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