103-0115-01L  Geodetic Measuring Technology and Laserscanning

SemesterAutumn Semester 2023
LecturersA. Wieser, N. Meyer
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


103-0115-01 GGeodätische Messtechnik und Laserscanning4 hrs
Wed12:45-16:30HIL D 53 »
A. Wieser, N. Meyer

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AbstractAdvanced topics in geodetic metrology with focus on approaches to 3d modelling of local real world environments with higher accuracy.
ObjectiveBy the end of this course, the students are able to create digital 3d models of the real world covering areas with an extension up to several 100 m with accuracies in the mm- to cm-level range. They can select the appropriate geodetic instruments or terrestrial laser scanners, plan and carry out the required working steps, test the equipment before use, and describe the quality of the results. They know a broad spectrum of visualization options and can assess their respective suitability for various application cases.
Content- Overview: 3D Modelling from planning of data acquisition to visualization of the results
- Modern geodetic instruments
- Atmospheric effects
- Measurement techniques for high accuracy
- Introduction to terrestrial laser scanning
- Test and calibration of measurement instruments
- Point cloud processing: preprocessing, registration & georeferencing
- 3d modelling and visualization of objects, VR/AR/MR
Lecture notesThe slides and documents for enhanced study and further reading will be provided online.
LiteratureWitte B, Sparla P (2015) Vermessungskunde und Grundlagen der Statistik für das Bauwesen. 8. Aufl., Wichmann Verlag.

Shan J, Toth C (ed) (2018) Topographic Laser Ranging and Scanning: Principles and Processing. 2nd ed. CRC Press.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course is carried out in German. Basic knowledge of geodetic metrology is required as a prerequisite, corresponding to the learning objectives and content of the course Geodätische Messtechnik GZ. Besides lectures and data processing, the course also comprises extensive practical exercises in the field.
Subject-specific CompetenciesConcepts and Theoriesassessed
Techniques and Technologiesassessed
Method-specific CompetenciesAnalytical Competenciesassessed
Social CompetenciesCooperation and Teamworkfostered
Personal CompetenciesCritical Thinkingassessed

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits6 credits
ExaminersA. Wieser, N. Meyer
Typesession examination
Language of examinationGerman
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationoral 25 minutes
Additional information on mode of examinationDie begleitenden praktischen Übungen sind obligatorische Leistungselemente. Sie werden nach einem Schlüssel benotet, der zu Beginn der Lehrveranstaltung bekanntgegeben wird. Die Gesamtnote ergibt sich zu 30% aus der Note für diese Leistungselemente, und zu 70% aus der Note für die mündliche Sessionsprüfung. Die obligatorischen Leistungselemente müssen nicht für sich selbst bestanden werden.
This information can be updated until the beginning of the semester; information on the examination timetable is binding.

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Geospatial Engineering BachelorDigitisation and 3D ModellingWInformation