014841 – Fundamentals of Mapping and Surveying

Fundamentals of Mapping and Surveying 1 – 014841


Course Objectives

Basic concepts in surveying, mapping and geodesy. Basic issues in the theory of errors. Geodetic coordinate systems. The theodolite and angle measurements. Direct and indirect methods of distance measurements. Ordinary leveling. Total station. Calculation of volumes and areas. Geodetic information sources: terrestrial measurements, aerial photographs, satellites (GPS) and remote sensing.


Weekly Recitation Topics

Subject Details
Introduction “Higher Geodesy” & “Practical Geodesy”, reference systems, the basic principles of surveying, units, distance and direction, types of networks, coordinate systems
Theory of Errors Types of errors, random error distribution, mean square error, error propagation
Leveling Differential leveling, surface referencing; The level – the structure, testing and adjusting, determine height differences, random and systematic error, bilateral leveling
Measuring Angles Theodolite – structure, testing and adjusting, surveying horizontal and vertical directions, random error and systematic error
Site Mapping Total Station – electro – optical distance surveying. Trigonometric leveling and Earth curvature
Area Area calculation
Volume Volume calculation
Advanced Topics GPS, GIS, Remote sensing and Photogrammetry



014008 – Graphical and Engineering Information or 114051 – Physics 1


Contact hours

Lecture: 2 hours

Recitation: 2 hours

Lab: 1

Credit points: 3.5