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GEOM 7362 - Geodetic Positioning 1

Geomatics Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

Course Details

This course introduces the student to the topic of geodetic positioning. Topics covered include fundamental geodetic concepts, coordinate systems and coordinate transformations, the Earth's gravity field, vertical datums, geoid models and height systems, horizontal geodetic datums, reference systems and reference frames, datum and coordinate system transformations, direct and inverse computations on a sphere, an ellipsoid and in three-dimensions, and an introduction to space based positioning techniques.


Successful completion of a 2 year Geomatics Diploma Program or Equivalencies approval from Program Head





Fall 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 39056

Tue Sep 03 - Tue Dec 17 15 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 03 - Dec 17 Online



Course Outline





  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Students may receive approval to register for this course with completion of 2 year Geomatics diploma. To receive approval, please email your official academic transcript(s) and BCIT Student ID to **IMPORTANT: The final exam must be written at an approved Exam Centre only. Details will be emailed to you after registering for the course.
  4. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.

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