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GEOMATICS (GEOM 15.11)

GEOM 104. Geomatics Service Learning. 0-0-1. For Geomatics majors. To meet mandatory service learning requirements for Geomatics. No credit. Grades (S/U) based on participation in predefined service learning projects. Not for Audit. Must be repeated for degree every semester. (15.1102)

GEOM 111. Geomatics Methods I. 3-2-3. Prerequisite: C or better in MATH 102 or 108. Introduction to Geomatics with overviews of surveying practice, theory of measurements and errors, and its applications to distance and angle measurements. Field applications of instrument traverse methods and note keeping. Instructions in measuring and laying out distances and angles and running traverses. (15.1102)

GEOM 112. Geomatics Methods II. 3-2-3. Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 165 and GEOM 111. Introduction to theory of leveling. Methods of determining differences in elevations and their applications in surveying practice including highway horizontal and vertical alignments, and topographic surveys. Field applications of differential leveling as related to running a line of levels, cross-section levels, profile levels, grid levels and their applications to design work and performing topographic surveys. (15.1102)

GEOM 205. Problems in Geomatics. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 166 and GEOM 112. Introduction to Geomatics computations including coordinate computations, traversing, inversing, bearing/bearing, bearing/distance, distance/distance intersection, curves, resection, and other topics. (15.1102)

GEOM 207. Geodesy and Geodetic Coordinates I. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 166, PHYS 201, and GEOM 205. Fundamentals of surveying measurements as related to the curvature of the earth. Introduction to geometric and physical geodesy, ellipsoids, geoid models, and geodetic distances. (15.1102)

GEOM 209. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Theory & Applications. 3-2-3. Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 166, PHYS 201, and GEOM 205 or permission of department head. Basics of Geographic Information Systems. Learning access to digital data as a means of organizing, analyzing, exploring, and applying spatial and attribute information. (15.1102)

GEOM 218. Photogrammetry I. 2-1-4. Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 166, PHYS 202, and GEOM 205. Fundamentals of Photogrammetry, geometry of vertical and tilted photographs, relief displacements, parallax, stereoscopic viewing and introduction to digital photogrammetry. (15.1102)

GEOM 302. Route & Construction Surveys. 3-2-3. Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 166, PHYS 202, and GEOM 205. Fundamentals of highway and municipal street design and construction from the assembly of area information to the design and layout for line and grade. Field applications for the layout of preliminary routes, horizontal and vertical curves, line and grade, slope stakes, and elements of building construction. (15.1102)

GEOM 306. Measurement Science I. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 166 and 301, and GEOM 205. Surveying measurements and their analysis. Random error theory as related to surveying and GIS measurements, error propagation, statistical testing, variance and covariance. (15.1102)

GEOM 307. Geodesy and Geodetic Coordinates II. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 166, PHYS 202, and GEOM 207. Application of geodesy such as convergence, coordinate transformations, geodetic datum, and map projections. Introduction to satellite geodesy and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). (15.1102)

GEOM 309. Advanced Geographic Information Systems. 3-2-3. Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 166, PHYS 202, and GEOM 209. Advanced study of GIS data models, spatial analysis functions and visualization techniques. (15.1102)

GEOM 318. Photogrammetry II. 2-1-4. Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 166, PHYS 202, and GEOM 218. Digital camera calibrations, photo measurements, softcopy stereoplotters, digital terrain models and close range photogrammetry. (15.1102)

GEOM 340. Internship. 1-0-6. Prerequisite: Junior standing. Work experience through coordinated placement with consulting surveying firms. (15.1102)

GEOM 401. Subdivision Design and Platting. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: C or better in  MATH 166, PHYS 202, and GEOM 302. Methodology for city property surveys. Basic concepts of land subdivision planning and layout to meet both aesthetic and legal requirements. (15.1102)

GEOM 405. Geodetic Positioning Systems (GPS). 3-2-3. Prerequisites: C or better in  MATH 166, PHYS 202, and GEOM 306 and 307. Basic concepts of Global Positioning Systems: what the components are, how they work in theory and in practice, their accuracy in measurement, along with case studies. (15.1102)

GEOM 406. Measurement Science II. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 166 and 301, and GEOM 205. Advanced analysis of surveying measurement errors, poly nominal curve fitting, regression analysis, correlation, least squares adjustments, and precision of adjusted quantities. (15.1102)

GEOM 409. Boundary & Legal Principles. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: C or better in GEOM 307, 309, and 318. Co-requisite: GEOM 410. Legal elements and modern methods of control in boundary surveying, along with the surveyor’s rights, duties and liabilities. (15.1102)

GEOM 410. Surveying and Mapping Practice. 3-3-0. Co-requisite: GEOM 409. Study of the “Manual of Surveying Instructions” and control surveys. Creating drawings representing surveys done on the ground and writing of legal descriptions of those works. (15.1102)

GEOM 418. Remote Sensing. 3-2-3. Prerequisites: C or better in MATH 166, PHYS 202, and GEOM 318. Process of detection, identification, and analysis of objects or features through the use of imaging devices. Imagery interpretation through characteristics of shape, size, pattern, shadow, and texture. (15.1102)

GEOM 440. Senior Seminar. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Senior standing. Solution of selected boundary surveying problems using current methodologies under the supervision of departmental faculty. (15.1102)

GEOM 501. GIS Applications. 3-2-3. Introduction to the concepts, principles and modeling of real world phenomenon using Geographic Information Systems. (45.0702)

GEOM 511. GPS for Mappers. 3-2-3. Provides an overview, concepts, and capabilities of mapping grade GPS. Introduces basics of digital field data collection using GPS. (45.0702)

GEOM 521. Remote Sensing. 3-2-3. The process of detection, identification and analysis of objects or features through the use of imaging devices. Includes discussion of remote sensing systems, ground truthing procedures, digital image processing and classification, radar and lidar imagery and applications of remote sensing. (45.0702)

GEOM 531. Spatial Databases. 3-2-3. Introduction to spatial data models and algorithms for the efficient handling of data related to geographic space and its implications for database design. Spatial data storage and indexing schemes for faster access and retrieval using extend SQL with spatial query capabilities. (45.0702)

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