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CIVL7005 - Digital Land Surveying and GPS

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Title:Digital Land Surveying and GPS
Long Title:Digital Land Surveying and GPS
Module Code:CIVL7005
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Advanced
Field of Study: Civil Engineering
Valid From: Semester 2 - 2010/11 ( February 2011 )
Module Delivered in 3 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: DES WALSH
Module Author: JOHN P MURPHY
Module Description: This module builds on previously acquired knowledge and skills in Land Surveying to develop the field and office competencies of the learner. The emphasis is on development of skills in advanced surveying techniques and equipment. Data will be collected in the field, downloaded and processed electronically, using Total Stations and Global Positioning Systems. The use of laser equipment and machine control by GPS will be studied.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Establish survey control of determined accuracy using GPS equipment and OSi reference.
LO2 Compute setting out data from survey and design information.
LO3 Generate and manipulate field survey data and incorporate design data using specialised software.
LO4 Critically evaluate the use of advanced positioning instrumentation for surveying and setting out.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Linear Surveying and Levelling; Traverse and Control Surveying and Practical Land Surveying
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Ordnance Survey
Coordinate systems: Irish National Grid, Irish Transverse Mercator. Heights and elevations, geoid models, site adjustments. OSI services.
Global Positioning Systems
Fundamentals of operation for surveying. Correction and sources of error. Radio regulations. Real time kinematic (RTK), Static and FastStatic operation. Field techniques, RTK and setting out.
Data Processing
Data capture. Setup data. Feature codes, strings and digital ground modelling. Software and hardware requirements. Data formats. Software systems. Data transfer, Real-time and post-processing systems. Adjustments, data export and reports.
Setting Out
Principles of setting out. Coordinate positioning, total stations and GPS. Controlling verticallity. Laser instruments. Machine control. Quality assurance and accuracy.
Cadastral Surveying
Interpreting and advising on boundary locations, on the status of land ownership and on the rights, restrictions and interests in property. Legal requirements relating to property boundary surveys in Ireland
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Establishing control using GPS for land surveying- Fieldwork, report, and assessment. 1,3,4 25.0 Week 4
Practical/Skills Evaluation Establishing control and completion of a field survey using GPS and Total Station equipment for Land Surveying - Fieldwork, report and assessment 1,2,3 50.0 Week 10
Written Report Report and analysis on accuracy of GPS for use in Land Surveying - comparison of traditional setting out procedures to use of GPS for setting out 1,2,3,4 25.0 Week 12
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat the module
The assessment of this module is inextricably linked to the delivery. The student must reattend the module in its entirety in order to be reassessed.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of module content 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Lab Surveying Computer Laboratory 4.0 Every Second Week 2.00
Lab Field Surveying 4.0 Every Second Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of lecture material, preparation for fieldwork and of reports 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 11.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 5.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Delivery of module content 0.5 Every Week 0.50
Lab Surveying Computer Laboratory 3.0 Every Second Week 1.50
Lab Field Surveying 4.0 Every Second Week 2.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Independent directed learning of module content 1.0 Every Week 1.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Revision of lecture material, preparation for fieldwork and of reports 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Total Hours 10.50
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • J. Uren, W.F. Price 2010, Surveying for Engineers, 6th Ed Ed., Palgrave Macmillan London [ISBN: 0230221572]
  • William Irvine and Finlay Maclennan 2006, Surveying for construction, 5th Ed Ed., McGraw-Hill London [ISBN: 0-07-711114-1]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Bannister A, Raymond S & Baker R 1998, Surveying, 7th Ed., Longman London [ISBN: 0-582-302498]
  • Prendergast, P 2008, Green Paper Proposing Reform of Boundary Surveys, The Irish Institution of Surveyors Dublin
  • Prendergast, P 2004, Best Practice Guidelines for Precise Surveying in Ireland, The Irish Institution of Surveyors Dublin
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: www.osi.ie
  • Website: www.gpsworld.com
  • Website: www.topcon.co.uk
  • Website: www.cices.org
  • Website: www.irish-surveyors.ie
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_CCIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 5 Elective
CR_CCIVL_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering 6 Elective
CR_CENVI_7 Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering 5 Elective

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