

Contents


Week 1: 
General introduction to the course, modeling of the earth, historical development, modern geodesy and new technologies. 
Week 2: 
The basic features of the earth, the basic gravity concept, the shape of the earth, the geoid as the shape of the earth, and the rotational ellipsoid. height concept. 
Week 3: 
Transformations between coordinate systems, definition of geodetic datum, datum transformation. Numerical application: conversion parameters between different datums. 
Week 4: 
Using reference surface as a reference ellipsoid, reference ellipsoid and its parameters. relations between geographical latitude, reduced latitude and central latitude on elipsoid. Homework. 
Week 5: 
Transformations between geographical and geodetic perpendicular coordinates. The local toposentric coordinate system and the appropriate choice of a purpose. Transformation of geodetic coordinates into local topocentric system. numerical application: computation of geodesic cartesian coordinates from geographic coordinates 
Week 6: 
Introduction to Gauss surface theory. 
Week 7: 
Reduction of terrestrial geodesic measurements to the ellipsoid; reduction of vertical angles and lengths. The calculation of geodetic coordinates on ellipsoid. 
Week 8: 
Midterm exam 
Week 9: 
numerical applications. Homework. 
Week 10: 
celestial coordinate systems, the ecliptic system, the right ascention system, the hour angle system, the horizon system 
Week 11: 
Spherical triangles and solution methods. numerical applications 
Week 12: 
The concept of time, universal time (UT) and sidereal time. time systems and coordinate systems. Timerelated sample geodetic reductions. 
Week 13: 
Quiz 
Week 14: 
Applications on coordinate transformations and solving some sample problems 
Week 15*: 
 
Week 16*: 
Final exam 
Textbooks and materials: 
C. Jekeli (2013), Geometric Reference Systems in Geodesy, Ohio State University, ABD. EJ. Krakiwsky, DE. Wells (1971) Coordinate Systems in Geodesy, UNB, Frederiction, CA A. Aksoy, I.H. Güneş, 1990, Jeodezi 1, I.T.U. Yayınları. A. Aksoy, İ.H. Güneş, 1990, Jeodezi 2, İ.T.Ü. Yayınları.

Recommended readings: 
W. Torge, 1991, Geodesy, Walter de Gruyter, Berlin. A. Aksoy, 1984, Jeodezik Astronominin Temel Bilgileri (Küresel Astronomi), İ.T.Ü. Yayınları, İstanbul


* Between 15th and 16th weeks is there a free week for students to prepare for final exam.

