AH2922 Map Projections and Reference Systems 9.0 credits
Kartprojektioner och referenssystem
Concepts of map projections. Definition and transformation of different types of geodetic reference systems.
Educational levelSecond cycle
Academic level (A-D)D
Grade scaleA, B, C, D, E, FX, F
At present this course is not scheduled to be offered.
Intended learning outcomes
After completing this course, students should
- understand coordinate systems used in geodesy and navigation
- be able to compute geodetic lines on the reference ellipsoid
- have insights on different types of map projections and their characteristics
- understand how different geodetic reference systems are constructed
- know how to make transformation among different reference systems
Course main content
- Geomtery of the reference ellipsoid
- Coordinate systems on the ellipsoid
- Computation of geodetic lines
- Classification of map projections.
- General projection theory
- Deformation characteristics.
- Gauss-Krüger projection and UTM. Azimuthal projections
- Gravity, geoid and height systems
- Astrogeodetic triangulation networks
- Geodetic astronomy: celestial coordinates, concept of time and astronomical positioning
- Earth rotation: polar motion, precession and nutation
- Geodynamics: tectonics, postglacial rebound and earth tide
- Celestial vs terrestrial reference systems (frames)
- Existing reference frames: ITRF, WGS 84, EUREF 89 and Swedish geodetic networks
- Least squares estimation of Helmert transformation parameters
A completed Bachelor of Science in Engineering or 180 credits academic studies in the field of Technical Science, Economics or Planning and documented proficiency in English corresponding to English B.
- AH1816 Geodetic Surveying and AH2921 Adjustment theory or equivalent
Fan (2008). Theoretical Geodesy. KTH.
- LAB1 - Laboratory work, 4.0, grade scale: P, F
- TEN1 - Examination, 5.0, grade scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
Written exam (TEN1; 5c)
Approved laboration (LAB1; 4c)
ABE/Geodesy and Satellite Positioning
Huaan Fan <email@example.com>
AH2914 Physical geodesy
AH2923 Global Navigation Satellite Systems
Course syllabus valid from: Autumn 2010.
Examination information valid from: Autumn 2008.