Advanced Surveying and Mapping

Subject GEOM90039 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Winter Term, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: An intensive 14 day course with 20 hours of lectures and 60 hours practical, problem based learning exercises
Total Time Commitment: 90 hours
Prerequisites: Successful completion of the following subjects is required to enrol:
Study Period Commencement:
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Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:


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Assoc Prof Allison Kealy


Dr. Allison Kealy

Subject Overview: This subject provides the concepts, theory and applications of high precision positioning techniques used in spatial data acquisition. The focus will be on five core areas:
1. Introduction to survey standards and specifications
2. Introduction to survey network design and adjustment
3. Operational and quality control aspects of electronic distance measurement (EDM), angle measurements and precise levelling
4. Introduction to satellite positioning, observation techniques and data processing
5. Introduction to geodetic datums, coordinate systems, map projections, transformations and conversions
Objectives: Upon completion of this subject students will have the ability to:
• Use standards and specifications to describe survey measurements and results
• Design survey networks consistent with the precision and accuracy requirements of a specified task
• Acquire and compute data using satellite positioning systems
• Describe and assess error sources and techniques for their minimisation in EDMs, total stations and precise levels
• Describe relationships between coordinate systems, datums and map projections
  • 3-hr written examination, end of intensive period (50%)
  • A presentation and report (2000 words) summarising the results of the practical work completed (50%)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: • Ability to apply knowledge of science and engineering fundamentals
• Ability to undertake problem identification, formulation, and solution
• Ability to communicate effectively, with the engineering team and with the community at large
• Ability to manage information and documentation
• Ability to function effectively as an individual and in multidisciplinary and multicultural teams, as a team leader or manager as well as an effective team member
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Master of Engineering (Geomatics)

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