Geodetic Models (3) Three dimensional geodesy; computations on the ellipsoid; map projections; reduction of observations and elements of physical geodesy.
SUR 351 Geodetic Models (3)
Course covers the basic gravimetric and geometric geodesy aspects as related to surveying. Motions of the Earth and the effect on reference systems are explored. The Earth’s gravity field, its measurement, reduction of gravity observations to the geoid, uses for gravity and gravity anomalies are studied. Different coordinate reference systems are studied including astronomic, geodetic, and satellite coordinate systems. Transformation between the various coordinate systems is covered while also considering crustal plate motion. Basic mathematical representations and transformations between various representative ellipsoids are explored. Satellite navigation and positioning is discussed at a rudimentary level. Both point positioning and relative positioning techniques are discussed.
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