Fundamentals of Surveying (FS): Geodesy (v2)

The Geodetic Principles and Practices You Need to Know to Pass the FS Exam

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Geodesy is a difficult subject on the FS because many students are not familiar with key terminology and geodetic practices. Why? This course covers important subject areas including Intro to Geodesy, Ellipsoids, CRD systems, Datums and Projections.

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Geodesy is a difficult subject on the FS because many students are not familiar with key terminology and geodetic practices. Why? This course covers important subject areas including Intro to Geodesy, Ellipsoids, CRD systems, Datums and Projections.

Buy Now US$ 49.99

Facilitators

Dr. Tony Nettleman, PhD, RPLS, Esq

Dr. Tony Nettleman is a Land Surveying Engineer and Attorney that has been practicing for over 20 years. He holds a BS, MS and PhD in geomatics as well as a law degree. Tony has helped thousands of professional surveyors obtain and keep their licenses.

Featured Book

Introduction to Geodesy: The History and Concepts of Modern Geodesy

R., James

Published: 1997-05-06 by Wiley-Interscience. 240 Pages. ISBN: 9780471166603

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Geodesy

Bomford, Guy

Published: 1980-10-09 by Oxford University Press. 868 Pages. ISBN: 9780198519461

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Course Syllabus

1 Introduction to Geodesy (v2)

Learn about the science of geodesy, why it's so important to land surveyors and what the word "geodesy" translates to.

  1. Download Intro To Geodesy Slides
  2. Watch Intro to Geodesy Video
  3. Watch YouTube Video
  4. Take Intro To Geodesy Concept Review

2 Ellipsoids (v2)

What's the Earth's "true" shape? That's a tricky question, but approximating the size and shape of the earth is a key part of geodesy.

  1. Download Ellipsoids Slides
  2. Download the Ellipsoid Chart
  3. Watch Ellipsoids Video
  4. Watch YouTube Video #1
  5. Take the Ellipsoids Concept Review

3 Geographic Coordinate Systems (v2)

Ever give someone directions? I bet you told them a starting point and a set of turns. That's exactly what a geo. coordinate system is, an origin and a set of reference lines.

  1. Download Geographic Coordinate Systems Slides
  2. Watch Coordinate Systems Video
  3. Watch YouTube Video
  4. Take the Geographic Coordinate Systems Concept Review

4 Datums (v2)

Don't like spending a day leveling in the hot sun? Surveyors and geodesists have spent hundreds of years measuring from benchmark -to-benchmark to create datums because you have to know where things are on the earth before you can begin describing locations.

  1. Download Datums Slides
  2. Watch Datums Video
  3. Watch YouTube Video
  4. Take the Datums Concept Review

5 Projected Coordinate Systems (v2)

The Earth is round and maps are flat. That's a major problem, unless you have applied a projected coordinate system.

  1. Download Projections Slides
  2. Watch Projections Video
  3. Download Projections Handout
  4. Watch YouTube Video
  5. Take Projections Concept Review
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