Tuesday, November 02, 2010

New Course - Practical Geomatics

Dr. Martin Rayson and Nils Lundström will join the ANI instructor team for 2011. We have established a new course, covering Geodetic issues associated with the handling of aeronautical data.

The course will last 2 days and will endeavour to deliver the practical aspects of geomatics with respect to the treatment of geo-spatial aviation data. The industry is reliant upon the use of coordinate based data to ensure safety management of aircraft movement in and around airports. This has particular relevance to ICAO Annex 14, Annex 15 and AIXM. Ensuring that the geospatial data has the relevant integrity is of vital importance for locating terrain and obstacle data plus navigation aids and airport facilities.

This course will provide the attendees with a series of practical case studies that will introduce the fundamental principles of geodesy and cartography. Geo-spatial data can be obtained from numerous sources referenced to numerous coordinate reference systems. Achieving a final homogeneous dataset from the original data is of significant importance if the data is to provide the correct meaning to procedure designers and thus aircrew.

Throughout the development of the three case studies the course will deliver the necessary geodetic and cartographic principles. This will include the definitions of the ellipsoid, units of measure, datums, datum transformations and coordinate reference systems. The cartographic principles will concentrate on the correct presentation of the material in map and chart form to ensure complete transparency of the data.

We are currently coordinating dates. Please check back for more information.

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