Fundamentals of Geomatics I GEOG5009

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Geographical and Earth Sciences
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course provides students mathematical, statistical and computational techniques to support the study of Geomatics

Timetable

  Normally Mondays in first ½ of semester

Requirements of Entry

  None

Assessment

Coursework 40%, examination 60%

Main Assessment In: December

Course Aims

To prepare students in the mathematical, statistical and computational techniques to support the study of Geomatics.

To use central tendency statistics and probability to represent the quality of surveys and maps.

To introduce concepts of coordinate systems, datums and map projections.

To introduce modern IT as applied in Geomatics

 

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

  On completing this course students will be able to:

■ describe the basic principles of geodesy, including the size and shape of the Earth, datums and Earth-based coordinate systems;

■ explain the principles, concepts and application of coordinate transformations and map projections;

■ define metadata, discuss geospatial metadata standards and produce metadata for geospatial information;

■ describe common data file formats and discuss how to import and export geospatial data;

■ explain the principles and methods of raster geospatial data compression;

■ explain how instruments and peripherals can be interfaced to computers.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

  Attendance at all practical sessions