Course Title: Develop 2-D and 3-D terrain visualisations

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: GEOM5101C

Course Title: Develop 2-D and 3-D terrain visualisations

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5237 - Diploma of Spatial Information Services

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email: engineering-tafe@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Thierry Demathieu
+61 3 9925 8359 thierry.demathieu@rmit.edu.au


William Ntuwah
+61 3 9925 4445 william.ntuwah@rmit.edu.au


Nominal Hours: 160

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

NONE

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to develop two-dimensional (2-D) and three-dimensional (3-D) visualisations in a geographic information systems (GIS) context. It requires the ability to apply wide-ranging specialised technical, creative and conceptual skills, a broad knowledge of spatial datasets and accountability for personal and group outcomes. Functions will entail complying with and developing or amending organisational guidelines.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS6020A Develop 2-D and 3-D terrain visualisations

Element:

1 Prepare 2-D or 3-D digital elevation model (DEM).

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Computer-aided design (CAD) environment or
surface elevation is designed according to
organisational requirements and project
specifications.
1.2 Orientation is established to job requirement.
1.3 Views are established to job requirement.
1.4 OHS issues are considered at all times.
1.5 Skills and knowledge are updated to accommodate
changes in operating environment and equipment.

Element:

2 Create 2-D drawings.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Spatial computing platforms and software systems
are assessed for suitability against specification.
2.2 Availability of suitable data is verified with the
potential suppliers.
2.3 Constraints on use of spatial data are assessed
against specification.
2.4 Drawing entities and attributes are linked to database
attributes to suit project specification.
2.5 Detailed views are created using various scales to
meet project specification.
2.6 Existing 2-D model is modified if necessary to meet
project specification.

Element:

3 Create and modify a 3-D model or DEM

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Surface elevation is modelled by mathematically
defined surfaces or by point or line data and
according to project specification.
3.2 Products that can be derived from a DEM are
determined.
3.3 Entities are created in 3-D space to job requirement.
3.4 Entities are manipulated in 3-D space to job
requirement.
3.5 DEM is developed with a range of thematic data and
profiles generated and draped over the model.
3.6 A contour map of an area is created by employing
procedures appropriate to the data format and
software.
3.7 Slope map of an area is created from gradient and
aspect components.
3.8 Shaded relief map of an area is created from gradient
and relief map representations.
3.9 Existing 3-D model is modified if necessary to meet
project specification.

Element:

4 Produce output.

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Linked entities are documented according to
organisational requirements.
4.2 Drawing files are saved in the appropriate format.
4.3 Physical properties are extracted to job requirement.
4.4 Slope map of an area is used for analytical purposes.


Learning Outcomes


Refer to elements


Details of Learning Activities

Classroom &/or tutorial instruction in developing two-dimensional (2-D) and three-dimensional
(3-D) visualisations in a geographic information systems (GIS);context and tasks associated with the elements above including the use of computers and relevant software/s and technologies in a simulated workplace environment.


Teaching Schedule

This is an indicative teaching schedule, refer to the Blackboard for any changes or announcements.

 

Week no.Topic deliveredAssessment/Tasks
1Grid Levelling and Contour Plan  Class Activity
2Grid Levelling and Contour Plan  Class Activity
3 DTM & Feature Survey Class Activity
4 DTM & Feature Survey Class Activity
5 DTM & Feature Survey Assignment 1
6 Setting out Horizontal circular curves Class Activity
7 Setting out Horizontal circular curves Class Activity
8 Setting out Horizontal circular curves Class Activity
9 Setting out Horizontal circular curves Class Activity
10 Setting out Compound curves Class Activity
11Setting out Vertical Curves Class Activity
12 Setting out Vertical Curves Assignment 2
13 Setting out Vertical Curves Class Activity
14 Setting out Vertical Curves Class Activity
15 Setting out Vertical Curves Class Activity
16 Test  Test
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Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Acts and Regulations Occupational Health and Safety Commission.
Surveying, A Bannister and S Raymond, Pitman
Elementary Surveying, Elfick Fryer Brinkner Wolf, Harper Collins
Advanced-Engineering-Surveying-problems-and-solutions, F A Shepard, Arnold.


References

Web Resources:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/ - Online@RMIT – Program and Course information, documents, resources and links.
http://www.lands.vic.gov.au/ - Land Channel (Victoria) - Survey Mark Enquiry Service, GPSnet, Maps & Images, Property Information, Land Management.
http://www.isaust.org.au - Institute of Surveyors, Australia
http://www.mappingsciences.org.au - Mapping Sciences Institute, Australia
http://www.anzlic.org.au - ANZLIC: Australian and New Zealand Spatial Information Council
http://www.surveyorsboard.vic.gov.au - Surveyors Board, Victoria – Survey Practice Handbook, Key Legislation for Surveyors.
http://www.icsm.gov.au/ - Intergovernmental Committee on Surveying and Mapping - Standards and Practices for Control Surveys
http://www.ga.gov.au/ - Geoscience Australia – National Mapping Agency, Geocentric Datum of Australia, GPS


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

A person who demonstrates competency in this unit must be able to provide evidence of:
• applying CAD and DEM technology
• communicating graphically
• understanding copyright and ownership constraints
• determining data requirements
• evaluating suitability of available data against project specifications
• identifying sources of data
• understanding the nature of spatial projects.


Assessment Tasks

Assessment of this unit will involve completion of the simulated workplace project.


Assessment Matrix

Element 1Prepare 2-D or 3-D digital elevation model (DEM).Assignment 1
Element 2Create 2-D drawingsAssignment 1
Element 3Create and modify a 3-D model or DEMAssignment 2
Element 4Produce outputAssignment 2

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