After completing the course, the student
Is able to do simple computations on the sphere and understands the geometry of thereference ellipsoid
Is able to solve, using tools like Matlab
, the geodetic forward and inverse problemsetc. on the reference ellipsoid
Masters the basics of global and local reference systems and is able to execute trans-formations
Masters the basics of Gaussian and Riemannian surface theories and can derive themetric tensor, Christoﬀel symbols and curvature tensor for simple surfaces
Masters the basic math of map projections, esp. conformal ones, and the behaviourof map scale, and is able to compute the isometric latitude.
Spherical trigonometry, geodetic co-ordinate computations in ellipsoidal and rectangu-lar spatial co-ordinate systems, astronomical co-ordinates, co-ordinate system transforma-tions, satellite orbits and computations, Gaussian and Riemannian surface theories, mapprojection computations.
Replaces course Maa-6.230.
Completion in full consists of the exam, the exercise works and the calculationexercises.
Workload by Component
2 h = 32 h
Independent study 55 h
Exercise works 2
12 h = 24 h (independent work)
Calculation exercises at home 16, of which must be done 12
6 h = 72 h (independentwork)
Exam 3 h
Total 186 h
The grade of the exam becomes the grade of the course, 1-5
Lecture notes. Background material Hirvonen: Matemaattinen geodesia; Torge:Geodesy.
Course Staﬀ and Contact Info
Martin Vermeer, room Gentti 4.143, name@aalto.ﬁ
Wednesdays at 12:15