Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 19,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. TEK270 overlap following cours/es: EXTF01, VFT030, VFT031, VFT032, EXTF01, VFT030, VFT031, VFT032 och VGMA01. Compulsory for: L2. Course coordinator: Karin Larsson,, GIS-centrum. Recommended prerequisits: FMA410 and FMA420. Assessment: In order to pass the course the student is required to have passed the written examination test and to have completed passed exercises and carried out practical surveying. The written examination test is divided into two separate parts; one in Geodesy and one in Geographic information systems. Both must be passed. Many exercises and the practical surveying are compulsory. The final grade for the course is determined by the aggregated results of the two parts of the written examination tests. Students who fail the ordinary tests will have an opportunity to take another test in close proximity to the ordinary test and also at the end of August every year. Parts: 3. Further information: Teaching consists of lectures, practical exercises and field measurements. Most practical exercises and participation in the field measurements are compulsory. Assessment takes the form of a written examination in two parts. For more information contact Centre for Geographical Information System. Home page:

The aim of the course is to get basic knowledge of concepts and methodologies within geodesy, surveying, cartography and photogrammetry as well as management and analysis of geographical data with geographic information systems (GIS).

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Lectures cover the basic theory of cartography, spatial phenomena, geographical data and analysis, the fundamentals of geodesy, geodetic surveying and an introduction to photogrammetry. Basic geostatistics and quality aspects represented by error propagation theory are also treated. Through field surveying and exercises in geodetic computation followed by a number of practical exercises with GIS, the students learn how to collect geographical data, structure it, perform basic geographical analysis and finally present geographical information. He/she will also get an overview of geographical data bases used by governmental and municipal authorities, the main usage of these data bases and how their quality can be described. In an extensive application exercise the students collect and compile data from different national and regional data distributors, compile the data and execute analysis relevant for surveying purposes.

Eklundh L. (red.), ”Geografisk informationsbehandling - metoder och tillämpningar.” 4:e revid. upplagan. Formas, Stockholm. 2005. ISBN: 91-540-5841 4.
Ollvik, L. och Gunnarsson, J.: ”Kompendium i geodetisk mätningsteknik, Allmän kurs.”, Avd för Geodetisk mätningsteknik, LTH, Lund.
Avd för Geodetisk mätningsteknik, LTH: ”Formelsamling i geodesi med kartteknik.”
Institutionen för Naturgeografi och Ekosystemanalys, Lunds universitet. ”Övningskompendie i GIS för Geomatik AK” och ”How ArcGIS”. 2006.
Harrie, L., ”Statistical aspects of spatial interpolation”.Institutionen för naturgeografi och ekosystemanalys, Lunds universitet. 2006.


Code: 0107. Name: Geomatics.
Higher education credits: 9. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Result constitute the total course grade. Grading scale: TH. Contents: Written examination in two parts: Part 1 contains the basic theory of, and practical computational skills within, geodesy and photogrammetry. This examination occurs after approximately 10 weeks of study and constitutes 40% of the overall written examination results. Part 2 contains the basic theory of GIS, geostatistics and quality aspect of geographical data. This part occurs at the end of the course and constitute 60% of the overall written examination results.

Code: 0207. Name: Exercises and Assignments.
Higher education credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed compulsory practical exercises and assignments. Contents: Practical exercises and assignments.

Code: 0307. Name: Field Measurements and Application Exercises.
Higher education credits: 4,5. Grading scale: UG. Assessment: Passed application exercises, participation in field surveying and passed field report. Contents: Geodetic field surveying and application exercises in GIS.