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SURV399 Third Year Field Course

Application of precise surveying techniques. Network analysis and adjustment.

This paper takes students through a control survey, including practical field techniques used in levelling, traversing and GPS. The data is then analysed using least square techniques. It also fulfills the control survey requirement for registration as a land surveyor.

Paper title Third Year Field Course
Paper code SURV399
Subject Surveying
EFTS 0.0000
Points 0 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (28 October 2019 - 22 November 2019)
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Pre or Corequisite
(SURV 301 and SURV 302) or (SURV 311 and SURV 312)
Schedule C
Science
Eligibility
This paper requires an understanding of least square adjustments and survey maths.
Contact
robert.odolinski@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Dr Robert Odolinski, Dr Paul Denys, Emily TideyJim Bazsika, Fraser JopsonMike Denham, Alastair Neaves, Ray McLennan

Paper Structure
A four-week, intensive field camp that applies the concepts and theories taught in SURV 301 and SURV 302 relating to precise survey control techniques and the advanced methods of data analysis and least-squares adjustment.
Textbooks
SURV 399 Camp handbook (supplied).
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will

  • Be able to use the survey equipment used for precise observations (eg GPS, Total Station, Precise Level)
  • Have an appreciation of the appropriate survey techniques required for control surveys
  • Be able to carry out necessary computations and analysis of their control survey data
  • Produce a professional report containing all of their survey data, computations, analysis and results
  • Meet the accuracy requirements according to a certain specification
  • Have a working understanding of the latest official geodetic reference systems in New Zealand

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Timetable

1st Non standard period (28 October 2019 - 22 November 2019)

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

Block Teaching

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 08:00-22:50 44-47
Tuesday 08:00-22:50 44-47
Wednesday 08:00-22:50 44-47
Thursday 08:00-22:50 44-47
Friday 08:00-22:50 44-47