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.
Availability2018 Course Timetables
- Semester 1 - 2018
On successful completion of the course students will be able to:
1. Obtain an elementary understanding of the way that the earth's gravity field affects observations.
2. Gain a basic knowledge of the geometry of the ellipsoid and of map projections.
3. Perform computations on the ellipsoid.
4. Perform computations on the Universal Transverse Mercator projection.
5. Understand what a geodetic datum is, how it is obtained and how to do datum transformations.
6. 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.
- Map projections.
- Geodetic datum concepts and geodetic surveying.
- Datum transformations.
- The Geocentric Datum of Australia.
Content covered in courses MATH1110, MATH1120, PHYS1205/PHY1210 and successful completion of SURV1200, SURV2210, SURV2220 and SURV2230.
In Term Test: Class Exams
Formal Examination: Formal Examination
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term