Course Title: Conduct an advanced GPS control survey

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

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
03 9925 8359
thierry.demathieu@rmit.edu.au
William Ntuwah
03 9925 4445
william.ntuwah@rmit.edu.au
 

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.

Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials,practicals, class discussion,
seminar presentations, group/individual work on projects, audio-visual presentations, and interaction with
individuals and groups within the Surveying and Spatial area.


Teaching Schedule

SessionTopicComment/ Assessment Tasks
1 - 7 Feb 2012Introduction - Prepare for a control survey - Covering Element 1Printout of control survey result handed in at the end of the class
2 - 14 Feb 2012Case study 1 - Covering Elements 2 & 3Printout plan to hand in
3 - 21 Feb 2012GeoExplorer 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 - 28 February 2012Case study 2 - Covering Elements 2 & 3Printout plan to hand in
5 - 6 March 2012GeoExplorer 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 - 13 March 2012Case study 3 - Covering Elements 2 & 3Printout plan to hand in
7 - 20 March 2012Assignment 1 -GeoExplorer 3 survey procedure - Covering Element 1, 2 & 3Printout of group survey procedure
Printout of combined Survey procedure
8 - 27 March 2012Case study 4 - Covering Elements 2 & 3Printout plan to hand in
9 - 3 April 2012GPS 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 - 17 April 2012Case study 5 - Covering Elements 2 & 3Printout plan to hand in
11 - 24 April 2012Assignment 2 -Rapid Static survey procedure - Covering Element 1, 2 & 3Printout of group survey procedure
Printout of combined Survey procedure
12 - 1 May 2012Case study 6 - Covering Elements 2 & 3Printout plan to hand in
13 - 8 May 2012GPS RTK survey preparation - Covering Element 1Printout CSV file and hand it in
14 - 15 May 2012Case study 7 - Covering Elements 2 & 3Printout plan to hand in
15 - 22 May 2012Assignment 3 -RTK survey procedure - Covering Element 1, 2 & 3Printout of group survey procedure
Printout of combined Survey procedure
16 - 29 May 2012Revision 
17 - 5 June 2012Examination - Covering Element 3Examination on topics revised: CSV from SMES, Geo 3 cleanup, GPS planning and enter baseline information
18 - 12 June 2012Examination - Portfolio - Covering Element 1, 2 & 3 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

Refer to: http://rmit.libguides.com/spatial 


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

You are required to complete the following three assessment tasks:
 
1. Observation      Weight 40%  - Every Week
2. Test                   Weight 40%  - Week 17
3. Portfolio            Weight 20%  - Week 18

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

All assessment tasks need to be succesfully completed to demonstrate competence.


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Task       Element                     Percentage loading

Observation       Element 1, 2 and 3            40%
Test                    Element 1, 2 and 3            40%
Project portfolio  Element 1 and 3               20%
 

Other Information

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assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice
maths and science developmental support and advice
English language development

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Disability Liaison Unit:

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Disability Liaison Unit to seek advice and
support to complete your studies.

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Late submission:

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and
lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager.
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within
no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted.

If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special
Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days
after the official due date.

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked.


Special consideration:

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