103-0115-AAL  Geodetic Metrology II

SemesterAutumn Semester 2018
LecturersA. Wieser
Periodicityevery semester recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentEnrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.


AbstractAdvanced topics in geodetic metrology with focus on instrumental and methodic aspects for applications with higher accuracy demands.
ObjectiveThe students acquire enhanced knowledge regarding the operating mode, the application and the limitations of modern geodetic standard instruments. They will be able to properly select, test and apply these instruments for geodetic tasks with higher accuracy requirements. They will get acquainted with the typical workflow from the preparation of the field works to the digital or plotted plan. Finally, the students will be introduced to specific geodetic tasks related to construction and civil engineering.
Content- The geomatics workflow
- Propagation of light in the atmosphere
- The modern total station
- Terrestrial Laserscanning
- Digital levels
- Field tests
- Traverses
- Trigonometric leveling
- Precision leveling
- Route planing and transition curves
Lecture notesSlides and documents for enhanced study and further reading will be provided online.
LiteratureUren J, Price B (2010) Surveying for Engineers. 5th ed., Palgrave Macmillan.