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Module

CEG2707 : Map Projections and Geodetic Datums

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Ciprian Spatar
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

The aims of this module are to introduce students to the coordinate systems used in surveying, GIS and remote sensing, present the main geodetic datums used worldwide and in the UK and illustrate how to represent the curved surface of the Earth onto a plane using various types of projections

Outline Of Syllabus

Coordinate systems (geographic, geodetic and Cartesian)
Computations on the sphere and the ellipsoid
Principles and classification of map projections
Scale factor and Tissot’s indicatrix
Cylindrical map projections
Azimuthal map projections
Conic and other map projections
Computations within map projections
Geodetic datums and coordinate transformations
Height systems and vertical datums
Datums and coordinate systems in the British Isles

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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Timetable