Surveying Methods 2
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Area of Study
Geography, Urban Studies and Planning
Taught In English
(SURV 201 or SURV 211) and (SURV 202 or SURV 212)
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
An introduction to the survey methods and analyses that require an understanding of geodetic principles. Includes angle, EDM and GPS measurements.
The course covers the following topics:
-History of geodesy in New Zealand and geodetic surveys
-GPS observables and errors
-GPS models and techniques
-Control survey methods and analysis
-Terrestrial observations (horizontal and vertical angles, distance)
-Understand geodetic angle and distance observations and reductions
-Understand the GPS observables and errors
-Understand GPS techniques and models
-An appreciation of geodesy applications for GNSS
-To combine and analysis terrestrial and GNSS survey data and precision estimates using least squares estimation
Denys, P. H., Geodesy and GPS - Survey Methods 2, School of Surveying, Otago University.
Uren and Price, Surveying for Engineers. 5th Edition, Palgrave Macmillian. Hofmann-Wellenhof, GPS Theory and Practice.
Leick, GPS Surveying. Wiley, New York. Anderson and Mikhail, Surveying Theory and Practice. 7th Edition, McGraw-Hill.
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