Corpscon Coordinate Conversion HS
Approved Florida Board of Professional Surveyors and Mappers – Course No. 7589
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”.
General information about the Corpscon computer program
Specific Corpscon program information
Horizontal and vertical datum transformations
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.
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.
Changes between version 5.x and 6.x
Computer Program Information
Source of Program and Assistance
Hardware and Software Requirements
Program and Data Files
Program Directory Structure and Files
Runtime Library Files
Corpscon v6.dll and ccsaf.dll Files
.dat and .txt files
Geoid 03 Information