SU2330 - Geodesy and Geodetic Positioning I

This course introduces the student to the topic of Geodesy and Geodetic Positioning. Topics covered include fundamental concepts in geodesy and geodetic positioning, coordinate systems and coordinate transformations, geoid models and heights, geodetic datum’s, reference systems and reference frames, geodetic positioning techniques, an introduction to the propagation of random errors, and an introduction to GNSS. This course also deals with the acquisition of high precision data, an analysis of the errors associated with this data and the effect of such errors on the accuracy of the calculated parameters. The reduction of collected data to desired datums is also introduced.

Prerequisite(s): MA2100, SU1321, PH1101

This course is offered in the following programs:
Geomatics/Surveying Engineering Technology (Co-op)