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California Surveying and Drafting Supply Proudly Offers Introductory Geospatial Concepts Classes

California Surveying and Drafting Supply in Sacramento welcomes students to six nights of courses in Basic Geospatial Concepts. The classes will be taught from Oct. 15 to Nov.19, 2015 by John A. Adams, a licensed land surveyor.


SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept. 21, 2015 - Basic Geospatial Concepts will be addressed in a six-week series of sessions put on by California Surveying and Drafting Supply, Inc. (CSDS). The classes will be led by John A. Adams, an experienced, licensed land surveyor now retired from the California Department of Transportation.

The classes will be held from 6:30–8:30 p.m. every Thursday from October 15 through November 19 at 4733 Auburn Blvd. in Sacramento. The cost is $350 per student and attendance will be limited to 12 students.

This course is ideal for college students majoring in land surveying, mapping, and geographic information system modeling. It also provides an excellent introduction to fundamental surveying and mapping concepts for lay people who want to gain a better understanding of how geospatial technology works.

The six sessions include The History of Measurement, including measurement techniques and the establishment of coordinate systems; building a Coordinate System, including the differences between ground and grid coordinate systems; Two-Coordinate Systems, which addresses the "rectangular system"; The NGS Data Sheet Review, including a discussion of the web links used to navigate the NGS sites; Geodetic to Grid Conversion, in which manual computations are used to convert geodetic to grid coordinates, and The Scale Factor, which includes zone-to-zone transformation and a final review of all six courses.

A portion of the proceeds from this course will be donated to local geospatial industry associations. All course material will be provided, and light refreshments will be offered during the classes. Registration is available at For additional information, contact Tom Cardenas at 916-344-0232, ext. 135.

California Surveying and Drafting Supply is located at 4733 Auburn Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95841. To learn more about the company's products and services or for more information, call (916) 344-0232 or visit

California Surveying and Drafting Supply Inc. is the state's largest dealer for precision surveying, mapping and construction equipment and supplies, including rental and repair services. It's also California and Nevada's largest dealer for wide format printers and scanners from HP, Seiko and Contex. CSDS has stores in Sacramento, Fresno, Dublin and Las Vegas, and sales offices in Los Angeles, and San Diego.The company has been in business since 1986.

Contact Info
4733 Auburn Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95841

Phone: (916) 344-0232