OC3902 Fundamentals of Mapping, Charting and Geodesy

Basics of map/chart generation and scientific basis for their accuracy and precision. Ellipsoids, latitudes, longitudes, datums, datum transformations, map projections, geoid and heights. Map/chart generation process including satellite surveying. Use of map/charts with modern navigation systems, including GPS. Digital map characteristics.

Prerequisite

Vector analysis, probability and statistics or consent of instructor

Lecture Hours

3

Lab Hours

2

Quarter Offered

  • Fall
  • Spring