|Module code||GMC 310|
|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, 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. Examples using data from South Africa are implemented.
|Prerequisites||GMC 110 and WTW 114/WTW 134|
|Contact time||1 practical per week, 2 lectures per week|
|Language of tuition||Module is presented in English|
|Department||Geography Geoinformatics and Meteorology|
|Period of presentation||Semester 1|
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