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SURV207 Cadastral Surveying 1

An introduction to New Zealand cadastral surveying procedures and practice, calculations, cadastral data preparation and basic boundary definition.

This paper is a core paper for the BSurv, and it establishes a strong background for understanding the NZ cadastral system. SURV 207 provides students with a sound understanding of the practice in basic office and field survey procedures required by NZ cadastral surveyors. The paper also introduces students to cadastral data requirements, data searching techniques and the concept of cadastres, land tenure and land registration systems. Past and present-day cadastral data presentation is studied. There is also an intermediate-level study of computational requirements required by all students, especially those specific to cadastral surveying. SURV 207 is the first of three sequenced cadastral papers and is required in order to progress to the next cadastral paper - SURV 307.

Paper title Cadastral Surveying 1
Paper code SURV207
Subject Surveying
EFTS 0.1350
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,059.21
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,969.00

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Prerequisite
SURV 201 or SURV 211
Restriction
SURV 217
Limited to
BSurv, BSc
Notes
May only be taken by BSurv students or BSc students majoring in Surveying Measurement.
Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.
Contact
jim.bazsika@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Mr. James Bazsika
Lecturer Dr David Goodwin
Survey technical staff to assist with practicals and tutorials.
Teaching Arrangements
All practicals and tutorials must be completed to a satisfactory standard in order to meet terms for this paper. A Landonline digital certificate is not required for this class.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.

However, a Course Reader must be purchased at the start of the semester from the School of Surveying office for approximately NZ$30. This reader contains the lectures, as well as most of the tutorials and practicals.

The Land Information New Zealand 'Rules for Cadastral Survey 2010' plus several other documents will be made available to students via Blackboard.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Paper Structure
The paper consists of a variety of cadastral theory lectures and calculation lectures as they pertain to cadastral surveying, as well as practicals and tutorials that teach and reinforce cadastral surveying in the office as well as the field.

Access to Blackboard is required for information and contact purposes.

Workload Expectations:
  1. Contact hours
    • 39 - Lectures: 3 hours per week for 13 weeks
    • 60 - Practicals and Tutorials: 5 hours per week for 12 weeks
    • 99 - Sub-total
  2. Non-contact hours
    • 54 - Private study: 1.5 hours per lecture/practical and tutorials
    • 9 - Test preparation: 3 hours each for 3 tests
    • 16 - Final exam preparation
    • 2 - Final exam
    • 81 - Sub-total
  3. Total number of hours: 180
Terms Requirements:

A minimum weighted average of 45% over the 3 tests is required to gain terms. All practicals/tutorial and drafting exercises must be done to gain terms, bar a maximum of one, including a minimum mark of 50%. If both of these two conditions are not attained, you will not be able to sit the final exam. In keeping with School of Surveying policy, there is a requirement to gain a minimum of 40% on the final examination to pass this class.

Assessment:
  1. Internal Assessment
    • Practicals/Tutorials (10) 14%
    • Tests (3) 31%
    • Missing or failed practical/tutorial (1 max): Loss of points for that practical/tutorial and a -3% penalty (or -4% for a pass/fail practical or tutorial)
    • Subtotal: 45%
  2. Final Examination (2 hours duration) 55%
  3. Total: 100%
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Learn the historical development of the NZ cadastral system
  • Learn the elements of a cadastre and the legacies of an earlier NZ cadastre - the Deeds Register
  • Learn the basic land registration systems and those that are used in NZ
  • Learn the elements of the Torrens system
  • Gain an introduction of Landonline and data searching for LT surveys
  • Learn NZ computer drafting requirements and perform some drafting using cadastral survey software
  • Gain a working knowledge of the projections systems used in NZ cadastral surveys
  • Learn about different computations and computational techniques for cadastral surveys
  • Gain a working knowledge of the common fieldwork practices of the NZ field surveyor

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
Q1 Wednesday 12:00-15:50 28-30, 32-34, 36-41
Wednesday 13:00-15:50 31

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

An introduction to New Zealand cadastral surveying procedures and practice, calculations, cadastral data preparation and basic boundary definition.

This paper is a core paper for the BSurv, and it establishes a strong background for understanding the NZ cadastral system. SURV 207 provides students with a sound understanding of the practice in basic office and field survey procedures required by NZ cadastral surveyors. The paper also introduces students to cadastral data requirements, data searching techniques and the concept of cadastres, land tenure and land registration systems. Past and present-day cadastral data presentation is studied. There is also an intermediate-level study of computational requirements required by all students, especially those specific to cadastral surveying. SURV 207 is the first of three sequenced cadastral papers and is required in order to progress to the next cadastral paper - SURV 307.

Paper title Cadastral Surveying 1
Paper code SURV207
Subject Surveying
EFTS 0.1350
Points 18 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
SURV 201 or SURV 211
Restriction
SURV 217
Limited to
BSurv, BSc
Notes
May only be taken by BSurv students or BSc students majoring in Surveying Measurement.
Eligibility
Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission.
View more information about departmental permission.
Contact
jim.bazsika@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator and Lecturer: Mr. James Bazsika
Lecturer Dr David Goodwin
Survey technical staff to assist with practicals and tutorials.
Paper Structure
The paper consists of a variety of cadastral theory lectures and calculation lectures as they pertain to cadastral surveying, as well as practicals and tutorials that teach and reinforce cadastral surveying in the office as well as the field.

Access to Blackboard is required for information and contact purposes.

Workload Expectations:
  1. Contact hours
    • 39 - Lectures: 3 hours per week for 13 weeks
    • 60 - Practicals and Tutorials: 5 hours per week for 12 weeks
    • 99 - Sub-total
  2. Non-contact hours
    • To do your best, allow approximately 80 hours for private study, class preparation and taking tests and the final examination.
Total number of hours: 180

Terms Requirements:
A minimum weighted average of 45% over the 3 tests is required to gain terms. All practicals/tutorial and drafting exercises must be done to gain terms, bar a maximum of one, including a minimum mark of 50%. If both of these two conditions are not attained, you will not be able to sit the final exam. In keeping with School of Surveying policy, there is a requirement to gain a minimum of 40% on the final examination to pass this class.

Assessment:
  1. Internal Assessment
    • Practicals/Tutorials (10) 14%
    • Tests (3) 31%
    • Missing or failed practical/tutorial (1 max): Loss of points for that practical/tutorial and a -3% penalty (or -4% for a pass/fail practical or tutorial)
    • Subtotal: 45%
  2. Final Examination (2 hours duration) 55%
  3. Total: 100%
Teaching Arrangements
All practicals and tutorials must be completed to a satisfactory standard in order to meet terms for this paper. A Landonline digital certificate is not required for this class.
Textbooks
Textbooks are not required for this paper.

However, a Course Reader must be purchased at the start of the semester from the School of Surveying office for approximately NZ$30. This reader contains the lectures, as well as most of the tutorials and practicals.

The Land Information New Zealand 'Rules for Cadastral Survey 2010' plus several other documents will be made available to students via Blackboard.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Lifelong learning, Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will
  • Learn the historical development of the NZ cadastral system
  • Learn the elements of a cadastre and the legacies of an earlier NZ cadastre - the Deeds Register
  • Learn the basic land registration systems and those that are used in NZ
  • Learn the elements of the Torrens system
  • Gain an introduction of Landonline and data searching for LT surveys
  • Learn NZ computer drafting requirements and perform some drafting using cadastral survey software
  • Gain a working knowledge of the projections systems used in NZ cadastral surveys
  • Learn about different computations and computational techniques for cadastral surveys
  • Gain a working knowledge of the common fieldwork practices of the NZ field surveyor

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41

Practical

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
Q1 Wednesday 12:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
T1 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41