Course Title: Conduct an advanced GPS control survey

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: GEOM5110C

Course Title: Conduct an advanced GPS control survey

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6098 - Advanced 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
thierry.demathieu@rmit.edu.au
03 9925 8359

Nominal Hours: 70

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

Nil.

Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to conduct advanced global positioning system (GPS) control surveys. It requires the ability to demonstrate highly specialised technical skills. Functions will entail complying with, and developing or amending, organisational guidelines.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CPPSIS6012A Conduct an advanced GPS control survey

Element:

1. Prepare for the survey.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Key activities and timelines are scheduled with full consideration of the specifications and available resources.

1.2 Organisational GPS survey requirements are complied with and recorded.

1.3 Equipment is prepared for the survey with consideration of the specific project parameters and requirements.

1.4 Existing survey control data is obtained and validated.

1.5 Set out data is collated, validated, manipulated as required and uploaded into the GPS receiver.

1.6 Designated staff responsibilities are communicated to relevant personnel to ensure clarity of understanding of the work and to provide a basis for ongoing assessment.

1.7 Skills and knowledge are updated to accommodate changes in GPS equipment.

Element:

2. Conduct the survey.

Performance Criteria:

2.1 GPS equipment is programmed and operated according to manufacturer specifications and organisational guidelines.

2.2 GPS survey is related to a reference system based on survey requirements.

2.3 Problems relating to discrepancies in the reference system are resolved.

2.4 GPS data is collected using methodologies detailed in the data collection specifications according to specifications.

2.5 OHS requirements are planned for and adhered to.

2.6 Quality assurance processes are adhered to according to organisational guidelines.

Element:

3. Finalise the survey.

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Appropriate software is used to process the data according to organisational guidelines to determine required information.

3.2 Validation checks are completed according to project specifications.

3.3 Any discrepancies between specifications and actual are identified and evaluated.

3.4 All required documentation is completed according to organisational guidelines.


Learning Outcomes



Details of Learning Activities

In this course, you will learn about GPS and its use in Mapping and Surveying. You will learn about the various methods used to collect GPS data.


Teaching Schedule

SessionTopicComment/ Assessment Tasks
1 - 8 Feb 2011Introduction - Prepare for a control survey - Covering Element 1Printout of control survey result handed in at the end of the class
2 - 15 Feb 2011Case study 1 - Covering Elements 2 & 3Printout plan to hand in
3 - 22 Feb 2011GeoExplorer 3 survey from the office - Covering Element 1& 3Questions answered handed in at the end of the class
Printout from GPS planning handed in at the end of the class.
Printout of clean up SSF file handed in at the end of the class.
Printout data dictionary information
4 - 1 March 2011Case study 2 - Covering Elements 2 & 3Printout plan to hand in
5 - 8 March 2011GeoExplorer 3 survey from the field - Covering Element 2Printout EDM certificate and hand in.
Printout map of survey to hand in at the end of class
6 - 15 March 2011Case study 3 - Covering Elements 2 & 3Printout plan to hand in
7 - 22 March 2011Assignment 1 -GeoExplorer 3 survey procedure - Covering Element 1, 2 & 3Printout of group survey procedure
Printout of combined Survey procedure
8 - 29 March 2011Case study 4 - Covering Elements 2 & 3Printout plan to hand in
9 - 5 April 2011GPS Rapid Static survey preparation - Covering Element 1Printout of linetype.lin text file to hand in at the end of class.
Printout planning session to hand in
10 - 12 April 2011Case study 5 - Covering Elements 2 & 3Printout plan to hand in
11 - 19 April 2011Assignment 2 -Rapid Static survey procedure - Covering Element 1, 2 & 3Printout of group survey procedure
Printout of combined Survey procedure
12 - 3 May 2011Case study 6 - Covering Elements 2 & 3Printout plan to hand in
13 - 10 May 2011GPS RTK survey preparation - Covering Element 1Printout CSV file and hand it in
14 - 17 May 2011Case study 7 - Covering Elements 2 & 3Printout plan to hand in
15 - 24 May 2011Assignment 3 -RTK survey procedure - Covering Element 1, 2 & 3Printout of group survey procedure
Printout of combined Survey procedure
16 - 31 May 2011Revision 
17 - 7 June 2011Examination - Covering Element 3Examination on topics revised: CSV from SMES, Geo 3 cleanup, GPS planning and enter baseline information
18 - 14 June 2011Examination - Portfolio - Covering Element 1, 2 & 3 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources


Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.


Assessment Tasks

Grading Criteria
NYC 0-49% Not yet competence
CP 50 – 59% Competence
CCR 60 – 69% Competence with credit
CDI 70 – 79% Competence with distinction
CHD 80-100% Competence with high distinction

Academic Misconduct

Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral or written presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable.

The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.

Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarized by another student. Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material. It is strongly recommended that students refer to the RMIT 2001 Guidelines for Students or to the RMIT University Homepage. 

Assessment 1 = Assignment 15% due Week 7
Assessment 2 = Assignment 15% due Week 11
Assessment 3 = Assignment 15% due Week 15
Assessment 4 = Exam 30% on Week 16
Assessment 5 = Portfolio 25% on Week 18


Assessment Matrix

Assessment TaskElementPercentage
AssignmentElement 1, 2 & 315%
AssignmentElement 1, 2 & 315%
AssignmentElement 1, 2 & 315%
ExamElement 330%
PortfolioElement 1, 2 & 325%

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