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The 1000 marks to be allocated in this course are to be divided in accordance with the Course
specifications. Take particular note of the ‘Assessment details’ and ‘Other requirements’
The assessable assignments are contained in this introductory material. The dates on which
they are due are given on the assignments and in the course specifications. These assignments
should be done unaided after study of the relevant material and submitted to the USQ on or
before the due date (refer assignment extension policy statement).
The Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences does not accept any assignment work
submitted by fax or email.
Assignment / Exams
In the assignment and exams be sure to lay your working out clearly, and apply the necessary
checks to ensure your answer is logical and correct. In surveying, great emphasis is given to
obtaining the correct solution as well as using the correct method. This is important when you
consider that survey supplied data is the BASE from which professional engineers apply, or
build upon, their data.
As Engineers you will be regarded as professionals, as engineering students we expect you to
show this professionalism in your studies.
Objectives being assessed
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
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Assignment 1 – Online Quiz
Description Marks out of Wtg(%) Due date
Online quiz 150 15% 2 September 2019
Due date: 2 September 2019
Marks: This assessment carries 150 marks of the 1000 total marks for this course.
Details of this assessment will be provided on Study Desk after the start of semester.
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Assignment 2 – Written Assignment
Description Marks out of Wtg(%) Due date
Written assignment 250 25% 08 October 2019
Due date: 08 October 2019
Marks: This assessment carries 250 marks of the 1000 total marks for this course.
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You MUST show all working and use the appropriate significant figures for
Use Neatly Drawn diagrams as appropriate to explain your answers;
Some Questions can be enhanced through internet searches for typical applications;
Reference and cite any descriptive material used including the Study Book – avoid
directly copying information from sources – paraphrase and summarise. (See USQ
Policy on plagiarism and citation guidelines).
Question 1 (70 marks)
a) An Engineer traversed in a loop around four stations (A, B, C and D) with a Total Station
as illustrated in the following diagram. The starting point is Station A with a known bearing
(3500 30’ 00”) to a far station S1. The coordinates of point A (2500.000m E and 1500.000m
N) is known and the observed angles and measured distances are given in the diagram
below. Compute the bearings of lines AB, BC, CD & DA and coordinates of stations B, C
and D. Compute the misclose in ΔE and ΔN, comment on your linear misclose (bearing
and distance) and the misclose ratio. Show all workings to four decimal places and checks.
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ΔE ΔN E
Known 3500 30’00” D x sin θ D x cos θ 2500.000 1500.000 A
A-B 122.365 B
B-C 183.290 C
C-D 115.895 D
D-A 264.260 A
Calculation of Bearings: 10 marks
Calculation of Coordinates: 15 marks
Misclose and accuracy: 10 marks
Checks and comments: 5 marks
b) The diagram below represents a new construction site where the buildings run N-S and EW.
A new sewer line is to be constructed. A-B-C. The site coordinates for a corner of each
building are known as well as the manhole access points for the sewer line.
Compute the coordinates for all corners of the buildings 1…8.
Calculate the bearings and distances for the sewer line segments A→B and B→C.
Calculate the sewer pipe bend angle θ
Calculate the offset distances x (to building corner 3) and y (perpendicular offset
from the Main Office)
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Point E N
1 2041.00 5225.00
5 2143.50 5193.50
A 2163.65 5234.25
B 2103.05 5175.75
C 2117.35 5109.35
Calculation of building coordinates: 5 marks
Calculation of bearings and distance sewer lines: 15 marks
Calculation of sewer pipe bend angle θ: 5 marks
Calculation of offset distances x & y and diagram: 5 marks
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Question 2 (50 marks)
a) Determine the amount of cutting required for a road where the cross-sections are 20m apart
as illustrated in the figure and the cross-section areas are.
A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6
250 m2 235 m2 280 m2 290 m2 310 m2 242 m2
Calculate the amount of cut using Trapezoidal and Simpson’s method and explain why the
two values are different? Which method (Trapezoidal or Simpson’s method) would you
recommend to calculate the amount of cut and why?
Calculation of amount of cut (volume) using both methods: 10 marks
Justification for right method: 5 marks
Explanation about why two values are different: 5
b) Use the virtual demo of levelling placed on your StudyDesk or your levelling field data
and run a levelling traverse (taking at least four stations and three intermediate stations).
The total distance of your levelling traverse loop is 500.00m.
Hints: if you are using levelling demo, use medium or hard one. Reduce the level traverse
using the Rise and Fall Method and apply all checks as required. Calculate the misclose
and comment whether the misclose is within the limit or not. Fully documents your answers
providing the screenshots of levelling demo or field data. You can use the field book
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BS IS FS Rise Fall RL Adjusted RL Remarks
Data capture and field book/screenshots: 10 marks
Rise, fall and RLs calculation: 10 marks
Calculation of misclose and adjusted RLs: 5 marks
Checks and comments on misclose: 5 marks
Question 3 (60 marks)
a) You have been asked to prepare a sewerage infrastructure map on a new residential estate
using a GNSS handheld receiver. Use the GNSS planning online tool and detect your
– Check the satellite library and list how many Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)
– How many total satellites are active?
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-When will be the best time for the GNSS observation?
Discuss the field operation and provide three examples of spatial features and associated
attributes that can be collected and input to a GIS.
What is the expected accuracy of the features surveyed?
GNSS planning tools: 10
List and discuss field operation: 10 marks
Examples and accuracy: 10 marks
b) Open Queensland Globe or NSW Globe and select Land Parcel/Lot or Cadastre layer. List
and describe four items of attribute information relating to land parcels – one rural and one
Define cadastre and discuss the three distinguishing characteristics of a multi-purpose
First part (list and describe): 10 marks
Cadastre and Multi-purpose Cadastre: 10 marks
c) The accuracy of GNSS observation depends on a number of variables. List and explain five
(5) of these variables.
List: 3 marks
Explain: 7 marks
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Question 4 (70 marks)
a) List and discuss the main features of an earthworks Machine Guidance System that uses
List (expect at least 5 key features): 10 marks
Discuss: 10 marks
b) You are asked to design a connection between a recently constructed road and an existing
road. The plans for the existing road include survey data based on MGA94 (Map Grid of
Australia) and a local vertical datum while the new road survey is based on MGA2020 and
AHD vertical datum. Discuss the datum requirements and issues you would need to address
to design and connect the two roads.
Discuss: 15 marks
Comments: 5 marks
c) Differentiate between vector and raster data. Open QLD Globe or NSW Globe, select an area
and integrate raster and vector layers (minimum three) which are important for a civil
infrastructure project. Comment on the source of each data layer and present your final
outputs (integrated data) either in the form of screenshots or a pdf map.
Differentiate vector and raster data: 15 marks
Data integration and outputs: 15 marks
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