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   Corpscon Coordinate Conversion HS

Approved Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers – Course No. 7589



Course Description:

This correspondence course gives instruction and information regarding coordinate conversion related to geodetic location and relocation.  The correspondence course teaches skills needed in the practice of surveying and mapping.  The practice of surveying and mapping involves the application of special knowledge regarding geodetic location and relocation.  Corpscon, Version 6.0, is a MS-Windows-based program created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers which allows the user to convert coordinates between Geographic, State Plane, Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) and US National Grid systems on the North American Datum of 1927 (NAD 27), the North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83) and High Accuracy Reference Networks (HARNs).  Corpscon uses the National Geodetic Survey (NGS) program Nadcon to convert between NAD 27, NAD 83 and HARNs. Corpscon, Version 6.0, performs vertical conversions to and from the National Geodetic Vertical Datum of 1929 (NGVD 29) and the North American Vertical Datum of 1988 (NAVD 88).   The course is based on a publication dated August 2004 by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers entitled “Corpscon – Version 6.x Technical Documentation and Operating Instructions”.    


Course Topics:

General information about the Corpscon computer program

Specific Corpscon program information

Installation procedures

Data files

Operating instructions

Horizontal and vertical datum transformations



Course Objectives:

The objective of “Corpscon Coordinate Conversion HS” is to present information that will assist the surveyor in using and understanding the software program, Corpscon, for use in datum conversion problems.



Evaluation Method:

A written examination will be used to determine if the course objectives have been met.  The student must achieve a minimum of 70 percent correct answers in order to receive continuing education credit.


Course Outline





Changes between version 5.x and 6.x

Computer Program Information

Source of Program and Assistance

Hardware and Software Requirements

Installation Procedures

Program and Data Files

Program Directory Structure and Files

Runtime Library Files

Corpscon v6.dll and ccsaf.dll Files

.dat and .txt files

Operating Instructions

File Menu

Convert Menu

Window Menu

Help Menu

Vertcon Information

Geoid 03 Information