Course syllabus


VGMF10, 7,5 credits, G2 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2013/14
Decided by: Education Board D
Date of Decision: 2013-04-19

General Information

Elective Compulsory for: L3
Elective for: L4-fr, L4-gi, V4-at, V4-tv
Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish


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

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written exam, satisfactory assignments and participation in field exercises (3 days).


Admission requirements:

Required prior knowledge: FMA420 Linear Algebra.
The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VGM021

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Lars Ollvik,
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