Geomatics Department of Civil and Construction Engineering, Western Michigan University

CCE 236 Geomatics

Summer I & Fall
Instructor: Professor Jun-Seok Oh []

Course Description

Spatial data collection methods including surveying, digital photogrammetry and remote sensing, and global positioning systems. Methods and technologies used to manage, manipulate, and analyze spatial and associated attribute data including geographical information systems.

Course Objective

The objective of this course is to introduce students the fundamentals and elements of surveying and advanced technologies in this area. By the end of this course, students should be able to apply these skills to land survey and managing associated data.

Course Outcomes

  • Obtain an understanding of the fundamentals of surveying, global positioning systems, and geographic information systems
  • Learn basic techniques in surveying and data management

    Prerequisites and Requirements

    ENGR 101, CCE 149 (or IME 142), MATH 122


  • McCormac (2004) Surveying, 5th Edition. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (Required)
  • Wolf and Ghilani (2002) Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics, 10th Edition. Prentice Hall (Optional)


  • Homework (approx. 8 assignments) --------------------------
  • Quizzes (approx. 4 - 5 times) -----------------------------------
  • Midterm Exam -------------------------------------------------------
  • Final Exam -----------------------------------------------------------
  • Lab Report (approx. 8 assignments) -------------------------
  • Lab Project Presentation ----------------------------------------
  • 15%

    Homework Assignments and Exams

    All class assignments are due on the day and time assigned. Late assignment will NOT be accepted for grade. There will be a midterm and a final exam. Both will be in-class closed-book exams.

    Academic Honesty

    You are responsible for making yourself aware of and understanding the policies and procedures in the Undergraduate (pp. 274-276) or Graduate (pp. 26-28) Catalog that pertain Academic Honesty. These policies include cheating, fabrication, falsification and forgery, multiple submission, plagiarism, complicity and computer misuse. If there is reason to believe you have been involved in academic dishonesty, you will be referred to the Office of Student Conduct. You will be given the opportunity to review the charge(s). If you believe you are not responsible, you will have the opportunity for a hearing. You should consult with me if you are uncertain about an issue of academic honesty prior to the submission of an assignment or test.

    Course Outline

    Week Lecture Chapter Lab
    1-2 Introduction & Distance Measurements 1,2,3, 4, and 5 Team grouping, Pacing
    3-4 Leveling 6,7 and 8 Tape, Slop Measurements and Corrections
    5-6 Angles and Directions 9, 10 and 11 Leveling
    7-8 Traverse, Topographic Surveying, Area and Volume 12, 14 and20 Angles and Directions
    9-11 GPS & GIS 15, 16, 17, and 18 Topographic Surveying, GPS
    12-13 Construction and Land surveying 19, 21 and 24 GIS
    14 Horizontal and Vertical Curves 22 and 23 Presentation

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