Courses & Units

Analysis of Observations KGG370




Provides students with a working knowledge of least squares techniques and their application in spatial information science; theory of least squares; adjustment of measured data; adjustment with constraints; detection of outliers; network design and optimisation. Case studies are used to provide practical application of the material presented in the lectures.  Students are shown various adjustment software packages and introduced to advanced least squares problems at the conclusion of the course.


Unit name Analysis of Observations
Unit code KGG370
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Geography and Spatial Sciences

Teaching staff

Dr Christopher Watson

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2018: $1,148.00 2018: $2,613.00 031101

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  • KMA152 and KMA154 and KGG255


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Teaching Pattern

39 lectures, 13 tutorials


3-hr exam (50%), Practical/Oral Exam (10%), 5 Tutorial/Assignment Reports (40%)

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