Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
INTRODUCTION TO GEOMATICSVGM630
Credits: 6. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G1 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. VGM630 overlaps following cours/es: VGMF15. Compulsory for: IBYA1, IBYI1, IBYV1. Course coordinator: Lars Ollvik, Lars.Ollvik@tft.lth.se, Department for the Built Environment. Assessment: Written exam and participation in field exercises.

Aim
The aim of the course is to provide in-depth knowledge of concepts and methods in geodetic surveying, satellite geodesy (GPS) and photogrammetry with applications to real problems. The course creates an understanding of the interconnections of geodesy, map projections, satellite geodesy, geodetic surveying and photogrammetry.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Explain the fundamental principles of geomatics

Describe the fundamental principles of satellite positioning.

Understand and formulate solutions to different practical problems according to the rules and norms.

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Apply the methodology to solve geodetic problems in plane and levelling measurements.

Carry out simpler levelling measurements with the help of ordinary least squares (OLS)

Carry out simpler practical field work.

The special prerequisites of construction and infrastructure measurement.

The connection between locations based on satellite and terrestrial techniques

Contents
Contents
The fundamental principles and definitions of geodesy, map projections, control point surveying, transformations, satellite positioning (GPS), plane and levelling measurements, theory of errors and tolerances and introduction to photogrammetry.

Literature
Kompendium i Geodetisk m├Ątningsteknik AK