Course syllabus

Geomatik, introduktion
Introduction to Geomatics

VGM630, 6 credits, G1 (First Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board D
Date of Decision: 2015-04-16

General Information

Compulsory for: IBYA1, IBYI1, IBYV1
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 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.

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, satellite positioning (GPS), plane and levelling measurements, theory of errors and tolerances and introduction to photogrammetry.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written exam and participation in field exercises.


The number of participants is limited to: No
The course overlaps following course/s: VGMF15

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Lars Ollvik,
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