University of Calgary

ENGO 501 - Field Surveys - Fall 2023

Field exercises include: instrument calibration, cadastral retracement, determination of astronomic azimuth, conventional control survey for deformation analysis, real time kinematic surveying, geodetic control using static GPS, precise levelling, hydrographic surveying, and geographic information systems and data management. This course adopts a team-based learning approach and emphasis is placed on practical professional experience, planning, and logistic for field survey operations. Each team is required to produce a field work report for each field activity, and each student is responsible for a chapter, detailing one of the exercises, of the primary team report describing all of the work accomplished by the team during the course. The course concludes with a half-day seminar that focuses on the practice and profession of Land Surveying.
This course may not be repeated for credit.


  • H(100 HOURS)


  • This is a two-week field camp held at the Biogeoscience Institute at Barrier Lake. Students will be assessed a supplementary fee to cover the costs of the field camp.


  • Geomatics Engineering 401, 419, 455, 465; and Geomatics Engineering 443 or 451.


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