Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. VGMF10 overlaps following cours/es: VGM021. Optional for: L4fr, L4gi, V4at, V4tv. Course coordinator: Lars Ollvik,, Department for the Built Environment. Prerequisites: V: VVBF05 Infrastucture Design or VGMF15 Geodetic Surveying L: VGMA01 Geodetic Surveying or EXTA50 Surveying IB: VGM630 Introduction to Geomatics. Recommended prerequisits: FMA420 Linear Algebra. Assessment: Written exam, satisfactory assignments and participation in field exercises (3 days). Home page:

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

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

The fundamental principles and definitions of geodesy, map projections, control point surveying, transformations, plane and levelling measurements, and theory of errors and tolerances.

The course comprises satellite positioning, terrestrial surveying and photogrammetry and their interconnections. Principles and fundamentals of geodetic surveying based on Swedish norms and rules for satellite surveying, map projections, control point network, transformations, plane and levelling measurements, theory of errors and tolerances, tolerance demands in the building and construction branch and photogrammetry. Considerable emphasis is placed on the connection between locations based on satellite and terrestrial techniques.

The teaching consists of lectures, exercises and field work

Kompendium i Geodetisk mätningsteknik FK, red. Lars Ollvik, LTH 2011