Module Identifier GG34710  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Mr Robert Collin  
Semester Semester 1  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours 10 x 1 hour  
  Practicals / Field Days   48 Hours 8x2 hour laboratory practicals plus 4 field days  
Assessment Continuous assessment   Associated with fieldcourse and practicals (submission after relevant components completed).   70%  
  Essay   Coursework essay (submission at start of second term).   30%  
  Resit assessment   Resits involve completing or resubmitting previous assessed work.    

Module Outline (Lecture Themes)

Module Aims
This more specialist surveying module aims to build on the basic techniques learnt in the second year fieldwork module (GG21920), introducing students to more sophisticated ground survey instrumentation and also to selected laboratory techniques in aerial survey. The module commences with a four day fieldcourse where a small ground survey scheme at a scale of 1:2000 is completed and also ground control for photogrammetric mapping measured. The latter will be utilised in a number of laboratory practicals later in the course.

Module objectives / Learning outcomes
By the completion of this module, students will have acquired specific surveying skills which can be employed, firstly, in studies in other systematic parts of Geography, or which may, secondly, form a basis for further training in surveying and a career in the mapping industry.

Reading Lists
Ritchie, Tait, Wood and Wright. (1988) Surveying and Mapping for Field Scientists.