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SVY1104 Survey Computations A

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Engineering & Surveying
School or Department : Surveying & Spatial Science


Pre-requisite: SVY1102 or SVY1500 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCST or GDST


Society has always needed to be able to measure and map the Earth's surface to plan for the future. Measurement of land and geographic features assists in utilising the Earth's resources for a sustainable future. The role of the Spatial Scientist is fundamental in defining spatial location of the Earth's surface and features. This course expands upon previous surveying theory into increasingly sophisticated surveying technology and methodology. This will include: adjustment of surveying instruments; electronic distance measurement and calibration; specific surveying techniques for traversing, traverse calculations, area calculations, coordinate calculations, road geometry and circular curve calculations. The Spatial Scientist must be familiar with the functions available in a hand held programmable calculator, be able to program a calculator and utilise programming to obtain solutions.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2011 External
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba