University of Calgary

ENGO 401 - Geomatics Engineering Design and Communication - Fall 2023

Design and implementation of topographic surveys: survey specifications, equipment calibration, reconnaissance, design of survey control points, resection, traversing, differential levelling, and mapping. Error analysis, error figures and error visualization using a graphical approach. Principles of cartography: design, constraints and planning, generation and production of topographic maps. UTM and 3TM co-ordinates. Computer-aided survey mapping and digital data generation. Communication of geomatics engineering information: technical reports, field notes, and graphical data representation.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(1-2T-3)


  • Field work prior to the start of classes will be required.


  • Geomatics Engineering 343 and 363.


  • 3 units from Engineering 213, Communications Studies 363, or Strategy and Global Management 217.


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