Clayton Second semester 2008 (Flexible)
The transition from reference to diverse earth models and coordinate systems to the geocentric datum/earth model and digitally-assisted coordinate conversion on demand, rests on the rise of the digital computer and the global positioning industry with its constellation of satellites and "off the shelf" GPS receivers. In learning positioning/surveying using such receivers, students will use a range of techniques (eg differential GPS (dGPS), "real-time" correction GPS, and positioning using post-processing of GPS signals), for database assembly ready for input to GIS.
Written assignments: 20%
Practical exercises: 50%
Practical exam: 30%