Plane Surveying and Photogrammetry
Topics include theory of construction, adjustment and applications of optical and electronic instruments; linear and angular measurements, tacheometry, levelling and gyrocompassing; analysis and adjustment of weighted measurements; horizontal and vertical route curves, traversing and computations. The course also examines topographic survey and mapping; applications to mining operations, construction and earthworks; photogrammetry (principles of aerial cameras, scales and distortions, single and stereo camera methods, determination of three-dimensional coordinates involving parallax measurements) and the elements of photo-interpretation. Two weeks of full-time fieldwork, emphasizing applications in mining and civil engineering, follow the regular final examination period in April. (lec 3, tut 1, exp-spring) cr 3. Lecture (3.00).