Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering

Short Courses (CPD)

Short Courses (CPD)

About the Course

Least Squares Adjustment for Offshore Survey

Working in offshore and land surveying or GNSS? Improve your Least Squares and Statistical Analysis skills with this course.

This intermediate/advanced course is offered in association with Fugro. It provides geomatics professionals with an opportunity to strengthen their Least Squares and Statistical Analysis skills.

Topics covered include:

  • Error analysis and concepts of least squares
  • Efficient data handling using matrices
  • Review of fundamental concepts including:
    • differentiation and linearisation
    • the least squares process from ground up
    • statistical testing

Who is the course aimed at?

The course will have particular value for those working in the fields of offshore and land surveying, together with other high precision positioning applications such as GNSS. Software programmers in related fields will also find the course of benefit.

Course dates
  • Monday 21 - Wednesday 23 January 2019 (duration 3 days)

Objectives and Outline

Least Squares Adjustment for Offshore Survey

Course Outline

  • Day 1
    • Introduction
    • Why Least Squares? + Survey Error
    • Review of Matrices
    • Matrix Manipulation in Excel
    • Review of Differentiation
    • Linearisation and Error Propagation
    • The Functional model
    • Linearisation Exercise
    • The Stochastic Model
  • Day 2
    • The Least Squares Principle
    • Least Squares by Observation Equations
    • Deriving Observation Equations
    • Exercise: Observation Equation Derivation
    • The Approach to Least Squares and Flowchart
    • A Simple Practical Example of Least Squares
    • Box-In Example: Least Squares Estimation
  • Day 3
    • Simple Statistical Theory
    • Statistical Testing
    • Box-In Example: Outlier Detection
    • Post Least Squares Analysis
    • Box-In Example: Post Least Squares Analysis
    • Box-In Tutorial
Course dates
  • Monday 21 - Wednesday 23 January 2019 (duration 3 days)

Further Information

Least Squares Adjustment for Offshore Survey

Course Materials

During the course, you will be able to access course materials electronically using the University Wifi. We suggest that you bring a laptop or tablet with PDF viewer if you wish to refer to the notes during the course. Please ensure that you make sure your electronic device is fully charged, as access to charging points may be limited within the lecture rooms.

Update to Course Content

Please note that our courses are reviewed regularly, both in response to feedback and so that information about recent research and developments can be included. Thus, content may be subject to change.

Presenters

Least Squares Adjustment for Offshore Survey

Presenters

Newcastle University

Fees

Least Squares Adjustment for Offshore Survey

Fees

  • Least Squares Adjustment for Offshore Survey
    • £965 (duration 3 days)

We offer a 30 percent discount to full time students and to Newcastle University staff.

The course fee includes tuition, course materials, lunch and refreshments.

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