Summer surveying camp for the surveying students.
Use and care of surveying instruments; measurement of distances, angles, areas, and volumes; differential and profile leveling, topographic surveying and mapping; use and interpretation of aerial photographs.
An introductory course in geodesy; the earth as a sphere, spherical excess and meridian convergence; the geometry of the ellipsoid of revolution; geodetic triangulation; direct and inverse problems; geodetic leveling, dynamic and orthometric elevations, trigonometric leveling.
Overview of Geographic Information Systems’ (GIS) mayor components. Methods for the acquisition and conversion of data in a GIS, types of data structures, data bases in a GIS; vector base systems ; raster data sets; 3D models (TIN/DEM) and simple spatial analysis
Measurement of distances, angles and elevations; use of traverse and leveling equipment; measurement of traverses. Traverse, area, and land subdivision computations.
Land measurement; topographic surveys (transit); elements of error analysis; elementary triangulation; GPS; precise leveling; determination of true meridian; state coordinate systems; computation with electronic computers.