Developing spatial infrastructures for the Q.U.T. Samford Ecological Research Facility.
Webb, Robert M. (2010) Developing spatial infrastructures for the Q.U.T. Samford Ecological Research Facility. In Proceedings of QSSC2010, Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute, Australia, Brisbane, pp. 1-22.
Staff and students of the Surveying and Spatial Sciences discipline at QUT have worked collaboratively with the Institute of Sustainable Resources in the creation and development of spatial information layers and infrastructure to support multi-disciplinary research efforts at the Samford Ecological Research Facility (SERF). The SERF property is unique in that it provides staff and students with a semi-rural controlled research base for multiple users. This paper aims to describe the development of a number of spatial information layers and network of survey monuments that assist and support research infrastructure at SERF. A brief historical background about the facility is presented along with descriptions of the surveying and mapping activities undertaken. These broad ranging activities include introducing monument infrastructure and a geodetic control network; surveying activities for aerial photography ground-control targets including precise levelling with barcode instruments; development of an ortho-rectified image spatial information layer; Real-Time-Kinematic Global Positioning Systems (RTK-GPS) surveying for constructing 100metre confluence points/monuments to support science-based disciplines to undertake environmental research transects and long-term ecological sampling; and real-world learning initiative to assist with water engineering projects and student experiential learning. The spatial information layers and physical infrastructure have been adopted by two specific yet diverse user groups with an interest in the long-term research focus of SERF.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Survey Control Infrastructure , Experiential Learning , Geodetic Surveying, Aerial Photography|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > GEOMATIC ENGINEERING (090900) > Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (090905)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENGINEERING (090000) > GEOMATIC ENGINEERING (090900) > Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying) (090906)
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2010 Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute|
|Copyright Statement:||Creative Commons 3.0 - Attribution - No Derivatives|
|Deposited On:||18 Nov 2010 02:40|
|Last Modified:||29 Feb 2012 14:25|
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