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1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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NARROW FIELD 0311 GEOMATIC ENGINEERING

GEOMATIC ENGINEERING is the study of measuring and graphically representing natural and constructed features of the environment.

The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of cadastral law, the theory and technology of surveying in determining location and position, and the theory and technology of map design and construction.

Courses in Narrow Field 0311 Geomatic Engineering develop skills in:
. developing and applying survey and design procedures for preparing survey plans
. measuring, reducing and adjusting data for various types of surveys
. developing, editing and revising maps and charts and preparing them for reproduction and publication
. researching existing records and maps to assist in determining survey requirements
. using surveying instruments to determine the position of points on the earth’s surface
. using techniques such as remote sensing, photogrammetry and land information systems to prepare maps

This narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:

031101  Surveying
031103  Mapping Science
031199  Geomatic Engineering, n.e.c.



031101 Surveying

Surveying is the study of measuring and representing the shape, contours, locations and dimensions of the constructed and natural features of the earth, in the form of reports and plans.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. survey plans preparation
. survey statistics and adjustments
. land information plans and reports
. surveying mines
. geodesy
. survey data presentation

Exclusions:

Surveying of mineral deposits. This is included in Detailed Field 010705 Geophysics.
Building surveying. This is included in Detailed Field 040305 Building Surveying.
Quantity surveying. This is included in Detailed Field 040307 Building Construction Economics.


031103 Mapping Science

Mapping Science is the study of graphically representing the constructed and natural features of the earth in the form of maps.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. graphic communication techniques in map production
. cartography
. hydrography
. map and chart development and revision


031199 Geomatic Engineering, n.e.c.

This detailed field includes all Geomatic Engineering not elsewhere classified.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. geographical information systems (GIS)
. land information systems (LIS)
. photogrammetry
. remote sensing
. spatial information systems (SIS)

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