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Surveying and GIS - GMAT1110

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 5
Fee Band: 2 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable
Available for General Education: Yes (more info)


Surveying and Spatial Information Systems deals with the science of determining relative positions of features above, on or below the surface of the Earth for range of mapping, engineering and construction operations. The course combines lectures, tutorials and outdoor practical exercises using modern electronic surveying equipment. Topics include leveling, orientation, distance measurement which combine into coordinate reference systems. Also traversing and control surveys, electronic detail surveys, construction setout, GPS satellite positioning, GIS and sources of spatial data such as remote sensing, aerial photography and satellite imagery. Basic land law and cadastral surveying is covered. The student will learn some basic surveying computations and to critically assess spatial data quality.

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