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2007-08 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

School of Forest Resources and Conservation

SUR 2101C Geomatics
Credits: 3; Prereq: MAC 1147, MAC 2311 placement or equivalent.
Introduction to angle, distance and elevation measurement, as applied to engineering, boundary location, topography, forest management and construction. Covers error theory as well as horizontal and vertical curves.

SUR 3331 Photogrammetry
Credits: 2; Prereq: SUR 2101C or equivalent.
Fundamentals of photogrammetry, geometry of vertical and aerial photographs, stereoscopic parallax, geometry of tilted photographs, stereoplotter mapping, close-range photographic analysis, and an introduction to digital imagery.

SUR 3331L Photogrammetry Laboratory
Credits: 1; Coreq: SUR 3331.
Photographic printing, measurements of vertical aerial photographs, stereoscopic parallax measurement, stereoplotter mapping, project planning and close-range photogrammetric analysis.

SUR 3323 Visualization of Spatial Information
Credits: 3.
Methods of mapping, modeling, communicating and visualizing spatial features. Includes boundary and topographical features, attributes, site modeling, site development and mapping using computer-aided mapping and design features.

SUR 3393 Geographic Information Systems
Credits: 2.
GIS concepts, surveying and mapping inputs in GIS development, comparison of GIS systems, and applications in the natural and physical sciences, engineering and planning.

SUR 3393L Geographic Information Systems Laboratory
Credits: 1; Coreq: SUR 3393.
Geographic information systems, image processing, remote sensing and digitizing.

SUR 3501 Spatial Measurement Systems
Credits: 2; Prereq: SUR 2101C or equivalent.
Geodetic instrumentation, azimuth determination by astronomy, geodetic leveling, geodetic coordinate systems and plane projections.

SUR 3501L Spatial Measurement Systems Laboratory
Credits: 1; Coreq: SUR 3501.
Geodetic instrumentation, electronic data collector, geodetic astronomy and coordinate conversions.

SUR 3520 Measurement Science
Credits: 3; Prereq: MAC 2233, STA 2023, and SUR 3641 or equivalents.
Theory of measurement errors, error propagation, variance and covariance, polynomial curve fitting, regression analysis, correlation and least squares adjustment.

SUR 3641 Survey Computations
Credits: 3; Prereq: SUR 2101C or equivalent.
The principles of geometry applied to surveying computations. Computer methods in surveying.

SUR 4201 Route Geometrics and Design
Credits: 3; Prereq: SUR 2101C or equivalent.
Includes the geometric design of transportation systems, computer applications and a comprehensive design project. Spiral curves, superelevation theory and earthwork analysis are covered.

SUR 4201L Route Geometrics and Design Laboratory
Credits: 1; Prereq: SUR 4201.
Comprehensive route design project, computer design and drafting methods.

SUR 4350C Advanced Photogrammetry
Credits: 3; Prereq: SUR 3331 and SUR 3520 or the equivalents.
Precise photogrammetric measurements, camera calibration, object space coordinate systems, analytical control extension, stereoplotter mapping, digital mapping, and softcopy stereoplotters.

SUR 4380 Remote Sensing
Credits: 3. Requires 4 FY - GEM classification.
Remote sensing systems, ground truthing, image classification systems, mapping applications, applications in plant and animal science, urban planning, engineering, geology, and integration into geographic information systems.

SUR 4403 Cadastral Principles
Credits: 3; Prereq: SUR 2101C or equivalent.
Cadastral systems, land boundaries, corners, and areas; writing land descriptions and identification of land parcels; legal principles of boundary survery, office and business practices; professional standing.

SUR 4430 Surveying and Mapping Practice
Credits: 3; Prereq: SUR 3520 and SUR 4403 or the equivalents.
A study of land servery practice; the lot survey; the sectional survery; the water boundary survery; office and business practices; professional standing.

SUR 4463 Subdivision Design
Credits: 3; Prereq: SUR 3323 or equivalent; Coreq: SUR 4201.
Design a medium-sized subdivision, master plan development, physical development considerations, legal requirements, comprehensive project, mock presentation, and platting.

SUR 4530 Geodesy and Geodetic Positioning
Credits: 3; Prereq: SUR 2101C or equivalent.
Introduction to geomatic and physical geodesy, ellipsoids, geodetic lines, computation or position, gravity, and coordinate systems.

SUR 4531 Geodetic Positioning
Credits: 2; Prereq: SUR 3520.
Satellite geodesy, orbit parameters, GPS observation, vector analysis and networking.

SUR 4531L Geodetic Positioning Laboratory
Credits: 1; Coreq: SUR 4531.
GPS data collection, post-processing, network adjustment, analysis and report generation.

SUR 4905 Special Problems in Geomatics
Credits: 1 to 3.
Special problems or projects in the student's major field of study.

SUR 4912 Senior Project
Credits: 1; requires 4FY-GEM classification.
Laboratory, equipment or literature investigations of surveying and mapping problems and concepts of current interest resulting in a written work.

SUR 4949 Co-op Work Experience
Credits: 1; requires FY-GEM classification.
Practical field experience of sufficient academic rigor. (S-U)

General Education Categories
Consult Schedule of Courses for specific information.

  • Biological Sciences (B)
  • Composition (C)
  • Diversity (D)*
  • Humanities (H)
  • International (N)*
  • Mathematics (M)
  • Physical Sciences (P)
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences (S)

* Students who entered UF prior to Summer B 2007 and/or whose catalog year is not 2007-08: Current students who have not already completed six hours of "I" - international/diversity credits can do so now by taking "D" and "N" courses.

Symbols Used in Course Descriptions

  • (WR) indicates the course satisfies the writing requirement.
  • (MR) indicates the course satisfies the math requirement.
  • (S-U) indicates the course may be taken on a satisfactory-unsatisfactory basis.
  • Refer to the Schedule of Courses for specific information.