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Geo-informatics 1

  • Course Code :
    SCM 321
  • Level :
  • Course Hours :
    2.00 Hours
  • Department :
    Department of Structural Engineering & Construction Management

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Area of Study :

• Basic concept of Electromagnetic Distance Measurements (EDM). • Ellipsoidal geometry and geodetic coordinate systems. • Principles of Global Positioning System (GPS) and map projection. • Fundamental of Geographic Information System (GIS) along with its various data levels and concept of topology

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Geo-informatics 1

Course outcomes:

a. Knowledge and Understanding:

1- Study all factors affect the accuracy of measured distance by EDM
2- Define the approximate figure of the Earth
3- Primary advantages and applications of GPS
4- Know the type of map projection for Egypt
5- Deal with different formats of acquired surveying data.

b. Intellectual Skills:

1- Ability to compensate all the errors of EDM observations
2- Ability to make computations on the actual figure of the Earth
3- Ability to differentiate between different types of coordinate systems.
4- Ability to merge different types and topologies of acquired data.

c. Professional and Practical Skills:

1- Ability to measure distances by an EDM instruments.
2- Ability to distinguish different types of GPS receivers

d. General and Transferable Skills:

1- - Specifying the used instrument suitable for the types of required data
2- Role of GPS in world-wide navigation.
3- Requirements for mapping in any country

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Geo-informatics 1

Course topics and contents:

Topic No. of hours Lecture Tutorial/Practical
Introduction to GIS 2 1 -
Data formats and its topology 8 3 1
Electromagnetic Distance Measurements 8 2 2
Figure of the Earth 8 2 2
Geodetic coordinate systems and computations 6 2 1
Principles of GPS 8 8 2
Different types of map projection 6 1 2

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