FNRM 5216
Supplementary Text  Geodesy for Geomatics and GIS Professionals, 2nd ed., by J.A. Elithorp, Jr., and D.D. Findorff, ISBN 9781581526585, available from XanEdu.com. This is a bit expensive, I suggest you check out the copies in the library first, and decide if you really need this book. Since we only do a partial read of the text, it might be best for most of you to use the library copies.
Turn in assignments via the course Canvas site. It should also show up when you log in to canvas.umn.edu
WEEK OF  Topic, CHAPTERS  CLASS NOTES, Slides  SUPPLEMENTS  ASSIGNMENT 

1  Sept. 3  Overview, Course Mechanics 
Plane trig. formulas, 
No homework  
2  Sept. 10  Plane coordinates and calculations, read Chapter 1  Plane trig. formulas, Very basic trig review  Kahn video, longwinded, but good if you're rusty, Radians and degrees video  as above Radians to degrees, from Mathbff  as above Creating formulas in Excel, basic, but if you're rusty Absolute, relative, and mixed references to cells in Excel formulas 
Plane surveying calculations homework  
3  Sept. 17  Spherical Geometry, read Chapters 2 & 3  Spherical Geometry, Video 1  Great Circle calculation homework  
4  Sept. 24  Ellipsoidal Geometry, read Chapter 5  Lecture slides  Geographic to 3D Cartesian homework  
5  Oct. 1  2D and 3D Coordinate Transformation, read Chapter 7  Lecture slides 
Plate tectonics video A perspective on the need for coordinate transformations  Tom Scott on different latitude/longitude systems 
2D and 3D transformation homework 
6  Oct. 8  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 
7  Oct. 15  Datum Transformation Applications, Geodesy and GPS, Read Chapter 12  Snay NAD83 Evolution, NOAA video 4 
Homework, horizontal datum shifts, do parts 3 & 4 from last week 

8  Oct. 22 
Basic Map Projections 
PB, excerpt from Chapter 3 
For 2019  coordinates for point features in Arc  import Excel, calculate geometry videos, add to homework 

9  Oct. 29 
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 
10  Nov. 5  Leveling  Lecture Slides  Meyers Height 1, Meyers Height 2  Homework  NGS gravity tool 
11  Nov. 12  Class cancelled 


12Nov. 19 
The Earth's Gravity Field, read Chapter 4, & Meyers papers 
Meyers height 3, Meyers height 4, NOAA videos 1, 2, 3  Homework  VDatum  
13Nov. 26  No class, Thanksgiving  Thanksgiving, class doesn't meet  

14  Dec. 3 
Local Mean Sea Level Datums, and the International Great Lakes Datum of 1985  Lecture slides 
NOAA Water Level Measurement Stations  
15 Dec. 10  Where we are, Geoid modernization and impacts on horizontal and vertical datums, and coordinate matching, transformations  Lecture slides 
Replacing the NAVD88, NGS Webpage Excerpt, 
Optional Homework  coordinate transformation, old photos 