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GEOM 7150 - Advanced Topics in Precision Survey

Geomatics Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

Review and analysis of precision survey equipment, including their testing, calibration and operational procedures; standards and specifications for horizontal and vertical control surveys (including precision GNSS surveys); accuracy analysis of measurement systems for survey observables; survey design and analysis; three-dimensional coordinating systems (including terrestrial laser scanning systems); introduction to deformation monitoring and analysis (geodetic and geotechnical techniques); elements of mining surveying, which include mining survey standards, underground surveying techniques (control transfer, shaft plumbing, azimuth determination with gyro equipment, traversing and leveling) and analysis; and introduction to tunneling and precision alignment surveys.

Prerequisite(s)

GEOM 3050, GEOM 4010 or approved equivalencies and GEOM 6140

Credits

5.0

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Relate sources and types of errors to survey instruments and measurement techniques, including how to take care of the influence of the errors.
  • Interpret accuracy standards and specifications as they relate to terrestrial, GNSS surveys and mapping.
  • Translate standards and specifications (such as maximum allowable misclosures) into a choice of surveying equipment and field procedures for 1D, 2D or 3D positioning surveys.
  • Design by pre-analysis (including computer simulation), the appropriate combination of survey techniques (traditional and GNSS) and equipment for field data collection to satisfy specific quality requirements (in 1D, 2D and 3D).
  • Employ standard field techniques and procedures to calibrate and test survey equipment.
  • Evaluate equipment testing and calibration results to determine the accuracy, precision and limitations of the equipment.
  • Analyze the positioning accuracy and suitability of three-dimensional coordinating systems, which includes terrestrial laser scanning systems and close-range photogrammetric methods.
  • Explain some aspects of deformation monitoring techniques (geodetic and geotechnical) and analyses with consideration for systematic and random influences on measurement systems.
  • Describe the techniques of alignment and underground (tunnelling and mine) surveys.
  • Collect and process data related to gyro azimuth determination, including necessary reductions to obtain astronomic and grid azimuths.
  • Discuss the capabilities and limitations of some survey techniques and instrumentation in transferring positions and orientations underground in underground mines or in tunneling projects.
  • Assess horizontal and vertical control networks for tunneling surveys with consideration for breakthrough errors.

Effective as of Fall 2017

Related Programs

GEOM 7150 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Geomatics
    Full-time   Bachelor of Science

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