Many courses at ESF require a fundamental background in spatial information. This course introduces basic spatial terminology and methods for determining and expressing position. The course also considers accuracy and precision in the context of horizontal measurements and explores issues with subsequent use of these measurements for producing maps and performing analysis.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Evaluate sources of systematic and random errors for horizontal measurements
- Compare the potential accuracy and precision of measurement techniques
- Determine the suitability for calculating derived quantities from measurements
- Describe the fundamental requirements in preparing topographic maps
This course will consist of three hours of lecture per week for approximately the first third of the semester. The lectures will be taught concurrently with ERE 371 Surveying for Engineers. While the lecture content is the same for the two courses, there are distinct differences. In particular, this course does not include any laboratory exercises, so the single exam and the in-class and homework exercises contribute more substantially to the grade.
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