FACULTY OF ENGINEERINGGEOLOGICAL ENGINEERING

GEOE208 MAPWORK

Course Code: 5640208
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(2-2)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. NURETDİN KAYMAKCI
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 5640209
The course set above should be completed before taking GEOE208 MAPWORK .

Course Objective

To develop and/or improve three-dimensional image analysis in solving geological engineering problems, frequently encountered in this discipline. Basic geological maps and structures/situations are used throughout this course, in order to make students familiar with the type of problems they are likely to meet in the future. Elementary design concepts are introduced at this stage, as a basis for design problems to be handled in subsequent courses. The course goals can be summarized as follows: 1. Provide students with basic knowledge of topographic maps, their common elements, solution of various common geological map problems involving basic geological structures and events, including their development history. 2. Help students to develop a 3-D image from a 2-D map. 3. Teach students systematic thinking and the use of certain methods in solving problems related to geological engineering maps. 4. Develop an understanding of geological events, related structures, their systematic analysis and interpretation of geological maps. 5. Introduce students to basic design concepts, using geological maps. 6. Make students aware of the importance of meeting deadlines.

Course Content

Concepts of geological features on topographic maps. Scale and orientation. Three dimensional views in problem solving. Use of space geometry in geological map problems. Introduction to basic design concepts through geological maps.

Learning Outcomes

This course is an essential part of the basic training in geological engineering, where most of the engineering problems (as well as scientific problems) are solved by considering the third dimension (i.e. depth), which is not visible at the surface.