|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Surveying & Built Environment|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||23 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: SVY1102 or SVY1500 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GCST or GDST or MSPT
Much of a Spatial Scientist's work involves plane geometry, traverse calculations, area calculations, coordinate calculations, road geometry and circular curve calculations. Spatial Scientists normally work independently and must learn to identify a method of solving a problem, calculate a solution and prove that solution is correct by a different independent calculation. A Spatial Scientist must be able to utilise a modern hand held programmable calculator to obtain solutions. Some calculations are performed before using survey measuring equipment while other calculations are performed after survey observations are carried out. This course will integrate calculation and measurement theory and practice to simulate the workplace practices.
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.