GPS/GNSS Training Course For Surveyors And Constru

GPS/GNSS Training Course For Surveyors And Constru

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Hitechniques Ltd

Unit 17 Block Q, Grants Road, Greenogue Business Park

D24 N252 Rathcoole


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Intensive GNSS surveying course focused on trainee's requirements!

About this event

Want to improve your surveys, get more site information and spend less time connecting the dots in the office?

Attend the Practical Usage of GPS on Construction Site Training Course with Hitechniques to be more confident in using modern technology on site, complete your jobs faster and increase your revenue with better orders from contractors.

NOTE:  Although the training course is usually carried on Geomax equipment, the class gives you firm base for using GPS Rovers of all different brands.

Join our pleased customers

"Very informative course with excellent practical field work. I would recommend this course to fellow construction workers" Noel Lyons, Noel Lyons Architectural Services, Birr

"Picked up new functions: offsets, trilateration, auto-recording. Will speed up surveying for me" Peter O'Dwyer, Architect, Dublin

"Good detail, hands on, easy to pick up, not too theory heavy" Peter Daly, Pivotal Construction, Dublin 6

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.

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
  • How GPS works
  • Coordinate Systems, ITM/Irish Grid
  • Troubleshooting internet connection problems
  • Quality control
  • How accurate is your survey
  • Testing your GPS Rover
  • Adding Contours
  • Calculating Areas & Volumes
  • and more

The Instructor

Philip Hanrahan B.E., B.A., M.I.E.I  has over 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


09:00 – 11:00 Surveying - carry out survey of surrounding area, picking up lines, features, utilities, points. Download the survey

11:00 – 12:00 Setting out points & lines, recording set out points.

12:00 – 13:00 How the GNSS rover works, the NTRIP caster, georeference, ITM/IG coordinate system, checking your GNSS rover.

Class size

To ensure everyone's safety we're reducing the number of attendees and making few more changes. You can read more about them on our website: or contact us directly at 01 257 2323 to find out more.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations of places within 2 working days prior to the commencement of the course will result in the full fee being charged. Cancellations made between 2-5 working days of course commencement will result in a 50% charge. No fee will apply when cancellations are made more than 5 working days in advance of the course.


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