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Required Text  Geodesy for Geomatics and GIS Professionals, 2nd ed., by J.A. Elithorp, Jr., and D.D. Findorff, ISBN 9781581526585, available from XanEdu.com
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WEEK OF  Topic, CHAPTERS  CLASS NOTES, Slides  SUPPLEMENTS  ASSIGNMENT 

1  Sept. 7  Overview, Course Mechanics, read Chapter 1 
Plane trig. formulas, 
Plane surveying calculations: spreadsheet  
2  Sept. 14  Spherical Geometry, read Chapters 2 & 3  Spherical Geometry, Video 1,  Great Circle calculation homework  
3  Sept. 21  Ellipsoidal Geometry, read Chapter 5  Geographic to 3D Cartesian homework  
4  Sept. 28  2D and 3D Coordinate Transformation, read Chapter 7  Lecture slides  A perspective on the need for coordinate transformations  Tom Scott on different latitude/longitude systems  2D and 3D transformation homework 
5  Oct. 5  Conversion Between Ellipdoid Models, read Snay papers  Lecture slides  Snay TRF1, Snay TRF2, Snay TRF3, Snay TRF4, Snay ITRF2000 to NAD83  Homework  Horizontal Datum Shifts, only do parts 1 & 2 
6  Oct. 12  Datum Transformation Applications, Geodesy and GPS, Read Chapter 12  Slides continued from last week  Snay NAD83 Evolution, NOAA video 4  Homework, horizontal datum shifts, do parts 3 & 4 from last week 
7  Oct. 19  Basic Map Projections  PB, excerpt from Chapter 3  Homework, Basic Projections  
8  Oct. 26 
Projections and Datum Transformations in ArcMap UTM, State Plane, and County Coordinate System 
Lecture Slides, Projections in ArcMap, Lecture slides, UTM Projections Lecture slides, State Plane Projections in Minnesota 
Excerpt Chapter 3, same as last week 
Projections and Datum Transformations when using ArcMap MN data used in description above, as a compressed file Homework  Datum Transformations, Projecting UTM and State Plane coordinates for Minnesota Videos 
9  Nov. 2  Leveling  Lecture Slides  Meyers Height 1, Meyers Height 2  Homework  NGS gravity tool (2017 students don't do) 
10  Nov. 9  The Earth's Gravity Field, read Chapter 4, & Meyers papers  Lecture slides  Meyers height 3, Meyers height 4, NOAA videos 1, 2, 3  Homework  VDatum 
11  Nov. 16  Local Mean Sea Level Datums, and the International Great Lakes Datum of 1985  Lecture slides  NOAA Water Level Measurement Stations, 

12Nov. 23  No class, Thanksgiving  Thanksgiving, class doesn't meet  
13Nov. 30  Where we are, Geoid modernization and impacts on horizontal and vertical datums  Lecture slides  Replacing the NAVD88, NGS Webpage  
14  Dec. 7 
Images, coordinate matching, transformations 
Lecture slides  Excerpt, Transformation, Chapter 4, PB  Homework  coordinate transformation, old photos 
15 Dec. 14  Study days, no class, no final 