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Courses are offered in a three-day seminar format. Classes can be taken individually to strengthen your working knowledge or as part of the certificate program to enhance your career development. It is possible to complete the certificate in 4 to 36 months. Tailored seminars taught on your premises can be arranged through the Program Manager.
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This course is part of the Geographic Information Systems certificate program.
It may also be taken alone without pursuing a certificate.
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WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Computer scientists and engineers
Geographers and cartographers
Planners and environmental scientists
People interested in changing careers
Law enforcement officers and administrators
Crime analysts and coordinators
Database and system administrators
EMS and first response professionals
Public health administrators
Paul Salamonowicz, PhD
Paul Salamonowicz is a senior staff scientist in the Research and Technology Office of
the National Imagery and Mapping Agency (NIMA). He holds a BSc in engineering from Cornell University, an MEng in
geodetic engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, an MSc in mathematics from George Mason University, and a
PhD in computational mathematics, also from George Mason University. He has over 25 years of experience in the mapping
and geodesy fields, principally involving the mathematical modeling and analysis of data from airborne and spaceborne
He has worked at NIMA since 1996 and is currently the lead for investigating mathematical applications in support of the
agency's mission. He played a leading role in the development of the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission, a recently
completed joint effort of NASA/JPL and NIMA to map 80% of the Earth's surface using an interferometric synthetic
aperture radar (IFSAR) system onboard the Space Shuttle Endeavour. Prior experience includes working in the Research
Office of the National Mapping Division of the U.S. Geological Survey and various offices of the Defense Mapping Agency.
He has published several papers on the metric analysis of airborne and satellite imagery, modeling of sensor systems,
and geodetic applications of SEASAT altimetry. He has also authored or co-authored numerous other technical reports
dealing with topics such as accuracy analysis of photogrammetric systems.
Stephen Malys, MS
Stephen Malys holds a BS from The Pennsylvania State University and an MS in
geodetic science from The Ohio State University. During his 20-year career in the federal government he has contributed
to advancements in the geodetic exploitation of satellite systems, including the Navy's TRANSIT system and the Navstar
Global Positioning System (GPS). He has played leading roles in the implementation of refinements to the global
coordinate system known as the World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS 84) and improvements to the GPS Precise Positioning
Service. He is an active member of the Institute of Navigation (ION) and has been elected as Land Representative on the
ION council and Secretary of the Satellite Division of the ION. He has authored or co-authored more than 23 technical
papers dealing with accuracy analysis of GPS and geodetic applications of TRANSIT and GPS. He is a member of the
editorial advisory board for the journal: GPS Solutions. Mr. Malys co-teaches GIS 230 Introduction to GPS and
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