Geomatics II

University of Cape Town

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Geomatics II

  • Host University

    University of Cape Town

  • Location

    Cape Town, South Africa

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This course builds on the introduction to ?co-ordinate systems? in Geomatics I, and extends to cover co-ordinate transformations, 3-D co-ordinate systems and time variations. Student are also introduced to the method of least squares as a means of solving over-determined systems of equations, with applications in co-ordinate transformations. Topics include: introduction to error theory and error propagation; method of least squares - parametric case; two-dimensional co-ordinate systems; motions of the Earth; time; satellite orbits; three-dimensional co-ordinate systems and spherical trigonometry

Course Disclaimer

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.


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