38/42:477/677 Seminar Adv Geomatics
Instructor: Lecture, Dr. Dion J. Wiseman
Office: Brodie Room 4-07
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 11:00 am – 12:00 pm; via Zoom
This course is designed to familiarize students with advanced topics in the theory and applications of geomatics technologies, specifically geographic information systems, remote sensing, unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), and global navigation survey systems. Emphasis will be placed on project management and design through the integration of these technologies for conducting relevant geospatial research. Students will be required to complete a major project in an area of interest to them that demonstrates their ability to synthesize this knowledge and apply these technologies to address real world problems or relevant research questions.
The applied component of the course will include a series of practical assignments designed to introduce advanced topics for collecting geospatial data, conducting geomatics related fieldwork, and for building, managing, and/or analyzing geospatial databases.
Students in this year’s course will have the opportunity to complete the UAV Ground School in lieu of some of the regularly scheduled practical assignments, and will complete a UAV image processing project instead of a project of their choice. Details will be provided in class.
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Tentative Course Outline
1. Introduction to Geomatics and IGIS
2. IGIS Project Management
3. Introduction to Spatial Modeling
4. Designing Academic Poster Presentations
Quiz 1 (Date TBD)
5. Total Station Survey Design
6. GNSS and GPS Survey Design
7. UAV Image Acquisition and Analysis
Quiz 2 (Date TBD)
Note: Items 1 thru 3 are outdoor activities so are weather dependent and our scheduling will have to be flexible.
Not doing UAV Ground School, Pick Three:
* If you have already completed coursework or otherwise gained practical experience in any of the above, please select one of the following: