CEG2707 : Map Projections and Geodetic Datums
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Dr Ciprian Spatar
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value:
The aim is to introduce students to the concepts required for working with data on the curved surface of the Earth and its plane map projections, in geodetic surveying, remote sensing and GIS applications
This module will introduce students to the concepts required for working on the curved surface of the Earth and its plane map projections, in geodetic surveying, remote sensing and GIS applications.
Outline Of Syllabus
Analysis of data
Revision of normal distribution, sample means and confidence limits
Statistical testing, sampling distributions,
Examples using F test, t test and chi-squared test.
Coordinate systems (Cartesians, spherical and ellipsoidal)
Spherical and ellipsoidal computations
Plane projections: Developable surfaces, classification of projections
Map projection scale and use of rescaling
Cylindrical projections: Equii-distant, equal area and Mercator
Transverse Mercator and UTM
Conical projections: Lambert projection
Working with projections: convergence, line scale factor, are-to-chord correction
Introduction to datums
Change of datums, Helmert transformation
Datums in the UK: OSGB36, OSM2, ETRF89
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||2||4:00||8:00||Practical write-ups|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||24||0:30||12:00||Revision for exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Exam|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Practical||2||3:00||6:00||Perform statistical testing, fundamental skills associated and working with map projection.|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||48:00||48:00||Includes background reading and reading lecture notes for a full understanding of material.|
Jointly Taught With
|CEG3711||Map Projections and Datums for Engineers|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
Specialist knowledge, understanding and skills are primarily imparted by lecture classes, supported by focussed practical sessions; students are encouraged (through a structured reading list) to learn through independent reading. Key skills are further supported by practicals along with specific coursework submissions which allow the student to demonstrate their ability to report on and synthesise practical work.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|CEG3711||Map Projections and Datums for Engineers||2||N/A|
|Practical/lab report||2||M||30||2 practical write-ups (approx 4 hrs for each). Each worth 15% of the total module assessment.|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
2 practicals for a total of 30% of total assessment. Distribute evenly, i.e. 15% awarded for each piece of coursework.
Practical write-ups will demonstrate the student's ability to perform statistical testing, the fundamental skills associated with map projections and the ability to work with map projections in usage in the UK. The written exam will cover the knowledge and synthesis of the lecture material.