Course code BūvZ5020

Credit points 3

Teoretical and Spherical Geodesy

Total Hours in Course120

Number of hours for lectures48

Independent study hours72

Date of course confirmation22.05.2013

Responsible UnitDepartment of Land Management and Geodesy

Course developer

author Zemes pārvaldības un ģeodēzijas katedra

Armands Celms

Dr. sc. ing.

Course abstract

Of the study course Master students get acquainted with the Earth's spheroid geometry, planes and lines in space, obtain a thorough knowledge of spherical trigonometry, which is Taylor and Maklorena rows, ellipse, consider differential formula for the transition from one spheroid to another, astronomical and geodetic azimuth.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

After completing the course student will have:
• knowledge and understanding of theoretical and spherical geodetic fundamental guidelines, Earth and cosmic space interactions;
• skills to make different kinds of calculations of various the Earth's and cosmic space geodetic parameters and assess the accuracy of measurements;
• competence to organize different types of geodetic calculations on the theoretical and spherical geodetic of national geodetic space.

Compulsory reading

1. Ģeodēzija. U. Zumenta redakcijā. Rīga: VA LĢIA, 2007. 262 lpp.
2. Hofmann-Wellenhof B., Lichtenegger H., Collins J. Global Positioning System. Wien New York: Springler-Verlag, 1992.
3. Bhavikatti S.S. Surveying and Levelling. Volume II. New Delhi: IK International Publishing House, 2009. 416 p.