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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 GNSS. 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
Points 0 points
Teaching period 1st Non standard period (30 October 2023 - 22 November 2023) (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Pre or Corequisite
(SURV 301 and SURV 302) or (SURV 311 and SURV 312)
Schedule C
This paper requires an understanding of least square adjustments and survey maths.
Teaching staff

Dr Robert Odolinski
Dr Paul Denys
Emily Tidey
Jim Bazsika
Fraser Jopson
Mike Denham

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.
SURV 399 Camp handbook (supplied).
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will:

  • Be able to use the survey equipment used for precise observations (eg GNSS, 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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1st Non standard period (30 October 2023 - 22 November 2023)

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system

Block Teaching

Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 08:00-22:50 44-46
Tuesday 08:00-22:50 44-46
Wednesday 08:00-22:50 44-46
Thursday 08:00-22:50 44-46
Friday 08:00-22:50 44-46