Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
The course involves:
1. the fundamentals and modern concerns of geodesy, recent developments and applications of global and satellite geodesy,
2. the gravity field of the earth and how it affects observations,
3. the geometry of the ellipsoid,
4. determination of geographical and map projection coordinates from geodetic observations, and
5. the concept of a geodetic datum and how to transform coordinates from one datum to another.
1. To obtain an elementary understanding of the way that the earth's gravity field affects observations.
2. To gain a basic knowledge of the geometry of the ellipsoid and of map projections.
3. To be able to perform computations on the ellipsoid
4. To be able to do computations on the Universal Transverse Mercator projection.
5. To understand what a geodetic datum is, how it is obtained and how to do datum transformations.
6. To understand the significance of the Geocentric Datum of Australia and Map Grid of Australia.
The geoid, the ellipsoid and the earth's gravity field.
Elementary geometry of the ellipsoid.
Determination of geodetic position in terms of geographical coordinates.
Geodetic datum concepts and geodetic surveying.
The Geocentric Datum of Australia.
Content covered in courses MATH2310 and Level 1 and 2 surveying courses.
Modes of Delivery
Lecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term