Why this lab?

The lab has two goals:

1. The first – implemented in Parts 1 and 2 – is to help you understand and build a computational tool for doing two key reductions of distance observations:

a) Reduction to the ellipsoid of measurements taken at the surface of the earth

b) Further reduction of those measurements to the UTM mapping plane

2. And the second – implemented in Part 3 – is to adjust the network for which you did the preanalysis-based design in Lab 3. This will require you to:

a) Reduce the observations you’re given

b) Carry out a batch adjustment using the observations you selected in your design from Lab 3.


The due dates for this work are outlined on our course page.


Detailed rubrics will be handed out and discussed in class.