|Module code||GMC 110|
|Faculty||Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences|
Spherical trigonometry. Geometrical geodesy: Datum surfaces and coordinate systems in Geodesy, Calculations on the ellipsoid, Datum transformations. Map projections: Projection principles, distortion determination, and construction of conformal, equivalent and equidistant projections, the Transverse Mercator projection and UTM projection of an ellipsoidal earth, projection transformations. Space geodesy: Time systems, Celestial and observer coordinate systems, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), Satellite orbits and orbital parameters, 3-D positioning. A project or assignments of at least 64 notional hours.
|Service modules||Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology|
|Contact time||3 lectures per week, 1 practical per week|
|Language of tuition||Afrikaans and English is used in one class|
|Academic organisation||Geography, Geoinf + Meteor|
|Period of presentation||Semester 2|
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