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Cartography 110


 
Module code GMC 110
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, 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.

Module credits 10.00
Service modules Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
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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