Geometrical and space geodesy 310

Module code GMC 310
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

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.

Module credits 22.00
NQF Level 07
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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