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  • Geomatics
    College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
    SUR 3103C Geomatics
    Credits: 3; Prereq: MAC 1147 and MAC 2311 placement or equivalent.
    Introduction to angle, distance and elevation measurement, as applied to engineering, boundary location, topography, forest management and construction. Covers error theory as well as horizontal and vertical curves.
    SUR 3323 Visualization of Spatial Information
    Credits: 3.
    Methods of mapping, modeling, communicating and visualizing spatial features. Includes boundary and topographical features, attributes, site modeling, site development and mapping using computer-aided mapping and design features.
    SUR 3331 Photogrammetry
    Credits: 2; Prereq: SUR 3103C or equivalent.
    Fundamentals of photogrammetry, geometry of vertical and aerial photographs, stereoscopic parallax, geometry of tilted photographs, stereoplotter mapping, close-range photographic analysis and an introduction to digital imagery.
    SUR 3331L Photogrammetry Laboratory
    Credits: 1; Coreq: SUR 3331.
    Photographic printing, measurements of vertical aerial photographs, stereoscopic parallax measurement, stereoplotter mapping, project planning and close-range photogrammetric analysis.
    SUR 3393 Geographic Information Systems
    Credits: 2.
    GIS concepts, surveying and mapping inputs in GIS development, comparison of GIS systems and applications in the natural and physical sciences, engineering and planning.
    SUR 3393L Geographic Information Systems Laboratory
    Credits: 1; Coreq: SUR 3393.
    Geographic information systems, image processing, remote sensing and digitizing.
    SUR 3501 Spatial Measurement Systems
    Credits: 2; Prereq: SUR 3103C or equivalent.
    Geodetic instrumentation, azimuth determination by astronomy, geodetic leveling, geodetic coordinate systems and plane projections.
    SUR 3501L Spatial Measurement Systems Laboratory
    Credits: 1; Coreq: SUR 3501.
    Geodetic instrumentation, electronic data collector, geodetic astronomy and coordinate conversions.
    SUR 3520 Measurement Science
    Credits: 3; Prereq: MAC 2233, STA 2023 and SUR 3641, or the equivalents.
    Theory of measurement errors, error propagation, variance and covariance, polynomial curve fitting, regression analysis, correlation and least squares adjustment.
    SUR 3641 Survey Computations
    Credits: 3; Coreq: SUR 3103C or equivalent.
    The principles of geometry applied to surveying computations. Computer methods in surveying.
    SUR 4201 Route Geometrics and Design
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SUR 3103C or equivalent and major in FY-GEM or EG-CE.
    The geometric design of transportation systems, computer applications and a comprehensive design project. Spiral curves, superelevation theory and earthwork analysis are covered.
    SUR 4350C Advanced Photogrammetry
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SUR 3331 and SUR 3520, or the equivalents.
    Precise photogrammetric measurements, camera calibration, object space coordinate systems, analytical control extension, stereoplotter mapping, digital mapping and softcopy stereoplotters.
    SUR 4380 Remote Sensing
    Credits: 3. Prereq: requires 4FY-GEM classification.
    Remote sensing systems, ground truthing, image classification systems, mapping applications, applications in plant and animal science, urban planning, engineering, geology and integration into geographic information systems.
    SUR 4403 Cadastral Principles
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SUR 3103C or equivalent.
    Cadastral systems, land boundaries, corners and areas; writing land descriptions and identification of land parcels; legal principles of boundary survey, office and business practices; professional standing.
    SUR 4430 Surveying and Mapping Practice
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SUR 3520 and SUR 4403, or the equivalents.
    A study of land survey practice: the lot survey, the sectional survery and the water boundary survery. Also includes office and business practices and professional standing.
    SUR 4463 Subdivision Design
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SUR 3323 or equivalent; Coreq: SUR 4201.
    Students design a medium-sized subdivision, including the master plan development, physical development considerations, legal requirements, comprehensive project, mock presentation and platting.
    SUR 4530 Geodesy and Geodetic Positioning
    Credits: 3; Prereq: SUR 3103C or equivalent.
    Introduction to geometric and physical geodesy, ellipsoids, geodetic lines, computation or position, gravity and coordinate systems.
    SUR 4905 Special Problems in Geomatics
    Credits: 1 to 3.
    Special problems or projects in the student's major field of study.
    SUR 4911 Supervised Research in Geomatics
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits.
    Firsthand, authentic research in geomatics under the supervision of a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. (S-U)
    SUR 4912 Senior Project
    Credits: 1; Prereq: 4FY-GEM classification.
    Laboratory, equipment or literature investigations of surveying and mapping problems and concepts of current interest resulting in a written work.
    SUR 4915 Honors Thesis Research in Geomatics
    Credits: 0 to 3; can be repeated with a change in content up to 6 credits. Prereq: junior standing, upper division GPA of 3.75 or higher and completed honors thesis proposal on file.
    Independent research in geomatics leading to an honors thesis. Student will be mentored by a faculty member. Projects may involve inquiry, design, investigation, scholarship, discovery or application. (S-U)
    SUR 4934 Topics in Geomatics
    Credits: 1 to 4.
    Selected topics in geomatics, including special issues and in-depth study of topics not discussed in other courses.
    SUR 4949 Co-op Work Experience
    Credits: 1 Prereq: FY-GEM classification.
    Practical field experience of sufficient academic rigor. (S-U)
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