The Department of Geography also has a wide range of survey equipment ranging from simple levelling instruments through to advanced survey equipment. Students are able to use the latest instruments available including the Trimble 5600 DR Total Station and several Trimble 3600 DR Total stations. These are used for undergraduate and postgraduate student courses and for student fieldwork. These items are also available for student projects.
Malta 2004 GIS surveying field class
The department can also offer a wide range of GPS (Global Positioning Systems). We have two differential GPS systems available to us, a Topcon HiPer Pro system and a Trimble 5800. These systems are used for general photogrammetry, student projects and ground surveying, as well as being used by climatologists and geomorphologists within the department in their research projects.
For close range surveying and mapping purposes the laboratory has a Minolta non-contact laser digitiser. This is used extensively by staff and students interested in stone weathering and geomorphology.
The photogrammetric laboratory and neighbouring Buckingham IT suite also has a wide range of specialist image analysis and mapping equipment. This includes Erdas Imagine which can be used for image classification, mapping and interpretation using satellite or radar imagery, image geometric correction and vector mapping.
Outside research and contract work
The Department of Geography is able to offer a full range of research based mapping and surveying services. These projects have included inter-tidal vegetation mapping, salt-marsh erosion stone and soil erosion monitoring, wing-ice measurements and traditional land surveys. Past and present contracts have been carried out for British Aerospace, Environment Agency, Hampshire County Council, Portsmouth City Council, Chichester Harbour Conservancy, National Trust, Mary Rose Trust, Associated British Ports and the Historical Royal Palaces. For further enquiries contact the photogrammetric laboratory on Tel. 023 92 842078 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.