Introduction to Geodesy

Subject ID Classroom Hours Lab Hours Clinic Coop Or Shop Hours Credit Hours
GIS
120
2
2
0
3
Prerequisite:

GIS 111

Corequisite:

None

This course introduces the fundamental concepts behind map projections, datums, and coordinate systems. Topics include the theory of how the earth’s shape is defined and how geographic features are positioned using spherical coordinate systems. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of geodesy as it relates to the measurement and representation of the earth.