# Search result: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2018

Geomatic Engineering Master | ||||||

Course Units for Additional Admission Requirements The courses below are only available for MSc students with additional admission requirements. | ||||||

Number | Title | Type | ECTS | Hours | Lecturers | |
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103-0115-AAL | Geodetic Metrology IIEnrolment 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. | E- | 5 credits | 4R | A. Wieser | |

Abstract | Advanced topics in geodetic metrology with focus on instrumental and methodic aspects for applications with higher accuracy demands. | |||||

Objective | The 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 notes | Slides and documents for enhanced study and further reading will be provided online. | |||||

Literature | Uren J, Price B (2010) Surveying for Engineers. 5th ed., Palgrave Macmillan. | |||||

103-0126-AAL | Geodetic Reference SystemsEnrolment 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. | E- | 3 credits | 3R | M. Meindl | |

Abstract | Fundamentals and theory of geodetic reference systems and frames. Introduction to current international systems as well as to systems for the Swiss national geodetic survey. | |||||

Objective | Provision of fundamental knowledge and theory to get familiar with the applications of geodetic reference systems. Special emphasis will be placed on international global systems as well as on the systems of the Swiss national geodetic survey. | |||||

103-0132-AAL | Geodetic Metrology FundamentalsEnrolment 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. | E- | 6 credits | 4R | A. Wieser | |

Abstract | Introduction to the most important sensors, operation and calculation methods of Geodetic Metrology | |||||

Objective | Getting to know the most important sensors, operation and calculation methods of Geodetic Metrology | |||||

Content | Overview on the different domains of geodetic metrology Geodetic instruments and sensors Determination of 3D-coordinates with GNSS, total sttaion and levelling Calculation methods of geodetic metrology Survey and staking-out methods | |||||

Lecture notes | Slides and additional material used in the associated regular course Geodätische Messtechnik GZ (in German) are provided in electronic form. | |||||

Literature | Uren J, Price B (2010) Surveying for Engineers. 5th ed., Palgrave Macmillan. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | The field course is part of this lecture. Practical exercises complete the subjects taught during the semester. If evidence of equivalent practical experience in surveying cannot be provided by the student, participation in the field course during the respective next available period (i.e. 1 week in the beginning of the summer holidays) is required. | |||||

101-0414-AAL | Transport Planning (Transportation I)Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 3 credits | 2R | K. W. Axhausen | |

Abstract | The lecture course discusses the basic concepts, approaches and methods of transport planning in both their theoretical and practical contexts. | |||||

Objective | The course introduces the basic theories and methods of transport planning. | |||||

Content | Basic theoretical links between transport, space and economic development; basic terminology; measurement and observation of travel behaviour; methods of the four stage approach; cost-benefit analysis. | |||||

Literature | Ortuzar, J. de D. and L. Willumsen (2011) Modelling Transport, Wiley, Chichester. | |||||

103-0153-AAL | Cartography IIAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 5 credits | 4R | L. Hurni | |

Abstract | Basic knowhow about communication with spatial information by using plans and maps, about the most important design rules and production methods for map graphics. | |||||

Objective | Acquire basic knowhow about communication with spatial information by using plans and maps, about the most important design rules and production methods for map graphics. Ability to assess existing products with respect to their content-related and design quality. Ability to design proper plans and well designed legends for basic maps. | |||||

Content | Definitions "map" and "cartography", map types, current tasks and situation of cartography, map history, spatial refernce systems, map projections, map conception and workflow planning, map design, analog and digital map production technology, prepress technology, printing technology, topographic maps, map critics. | |||||

Lecture notes | Will be distributed module by module | |||||

Literature | References and other materials will be distributed by the supervisors. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | none. | |||||

103-0184-AAL | Higher GeodesyAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 5 credits | 4R | M. Rothacher | |

Abstract | Modern methods of Higher Geodesy. Basics of Shape of the Earth: Geoid determination and deflection of the vertical. Introduction into the most important topics: Satellite Geodesy and Navigation; Physical Geodesy and gravity field of the Earth; Astronomical Geodesy and Positioning; Mathematical Geodesy and basics of Geodynamics. Reference systems and applications in National and Global Geomatics. | |||||

Objective | Overview over the entire spectrum of Higher Geodesy | |||||

103-0214-AAL | Cartography Fundamentals Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 5 credits | 4R | L. Hurni | |

Abstract | Introduction and basics in mathematics of geometric geo-objects in the three-dimensional space (with exercises). | |||||

Objective | Basics, structures and processes in modern geovisualisation and computer graphics. Exercises in 2D and 3D computer graphics with software from desktop publishing, GIS, and computer visualisation. | |||||

Lecture notes | References and other materials will be distributed by the supervisors. | |||||

103-0233-AAL | GIS IAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 3 credits | 2R | M. Raubal | |

Abstract | Fundamentals in geoinformation technologies: database principles, including modeling of spatial information, geometric and semantic models, topology and metrics; practical training with GIS software. | |||||

Objective | Know the fundamentals in geoinformation technologies for the realization, application and operation of geographic information systems in engineering projects. | |||||

Content | Modelling of spatial information Geometric and semantic models Topology & metrics Raster and vector models Databases Applications Labs with GIS software | |||||

Literature | Worboys, M., & Duckham, M. (2004). GIS - A Computing Perspective (2nd ed.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. O'Sullivan, D., & Unwin, D. (2010). Geographic Information Analysis (second ed.). Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley. | |||||

103-0234-AAL | GIS IIAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 5 credits | 4R | M. Raubal | |

Abstract | Advanced course in geoinformation technologies: conceptual and logical modelling of networks, 3D- and 4D-data and spatial processes in GIS; raster data structures and operations; mobile GIS; Internet and GIS; interoperability and data transfer; legal and technical foundations of spatial data infrastructures (SDI) | |||||

Objective | Students will be able to carry out the following phases of a GIS project: data modelling, mobile data acquisition and analysis, Web publication of data and integration of interoperable geospatial web services into a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI). Students will deepen their knowledge of conceptual and logical modeling by means of the particular requirements of networks as well as 3D- and 4D-data. | |||||

Literature | Worboys, M., & Duckham, M. (2004). GIS - A Computing Perspective (2nd Edition). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. Fu, P., Sun, J. (2010). Web GIS: Principles and Applications. Esri Press. | |||||

103-0253-AAL | Geoprocessing and Parameter EstimationAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 5 credits | 4R | A. Geiger | |

Abstract | This course provides basic knowledge on parameter estimation and data processing. The necessary mathematical and statistical methods are developed and are applied to actual examples in geomatics. | |||||

Objective | The students are capable of analysing measurements with with appropriate methods. They can optimally extract model parameters from real measurements and are able to analyse and to retrieve additional information from time series. They understand the underlying algorithms of different geodetic analysis tools and processing methods. | |||||

103-0254-AAL | PhotogrammetryAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 5 credits | 4R | K. Schindler | |

Abstract | The class conveys the basics of photogrammetry. Its aim is to equip students with an understanding of the principles, methods and applications of image-based measurement. | |||||

Objective | The aim is an understanding of the principles, methods and possible applications of photogrammetry. The course also forms the basis for more in-depth studies and self-reliant photogrammetric project work in further photogrammetry courses. | |||||

Content | The basics of photogrammetry, its products and applications: the principle of image-based measurement; digital aerial cameras and related sensors; projective geometry; mathematical modeling, calibration and orientation of cameras; photogrammetric reconstruction of points and lines, and stereoscopy; orthophoto generation; digital photogrammetric workstations; recording geometry and flight planning | |||||

Lecture notes | Photogrammetry (slides on the web) | |||||

Literature | - Kraus, K.: Photogrammetrie, Band 1: Geometrische Informationen aus Photographien und Laserscanneraufnahmen, mit Beiträgen von Peter Waldhäusl, Walter de Gruyter Verlag, Berlin, 7th edition - Kraus, K.: Photogrammetrie, Band 2: Verfeinerte Methoden und Anwendungen, mit Beiträgen von J. Jansa und H. Kager, Walter de Gruyter Verlag, Berlin, 3rd edition - Thomas Luhmann: Nahbereichsphotogrammetrie. Grundlagen, Methoden und Anwendungen, H. Wichmann Verlag, Karlsruhe, 2nd edition 2003 - Richard Hartley and Andrew Zisserman: Multiple View Geometry, Cambridge University Press; 2nd edition 2004 | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Requirements: knowledge of physics, linear algebra and analytical geometry, calculus, least-squares adjustment and statistics, basic programming skills. | |||||

103-0255-AAL | Geodata AnalysisAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 2 credits | 4R | M. Raubal | |

Abstract | The course deals with advanced methods in spatial data analysis. | |||||

Objective | - Understanding the theoretical principles in spatial data analysis. - Understanding and using methods for spatial data analysis. - Detecting common sources of errors in spatial data analysis. - Advanced practical knowledge in using appropriate GIS-tools. | |||||

Content | The course deals with advanced methods in spatial data analysis in theory as well as in practical exercises. | |||||

Literature | MITCHELL, A., 2012, The Esri Guide to GIS Analysis - Modeling Suitability, Movement, and Interaction (3. Auflage), ESRI Press, Redlands, California | |||||

103-0274-AAL | Image ProcessingAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 3 credits | 2R | J. D. Wegner | |

Abstract | The objective of this lecture is to introduce the basic concepts of image formation and explain the basic methods of signal and image processing. | |||||

Objective | Understanding core methods and algorithms in image processing and computer vision and the underlying signal processing foundations. Applying image processing algorithms to relevant problems in photogrammetry and remote sensing. | |||||

Content | - Image segmentation The following topics will be covered in the course: - Properties of digital images - Signal processing/Sampling - Image enhancement - Image restoration: Spatial domain - Image restoration: Fourier domain - Color/Demosaicing - Image compression - Feature extraction - Texture analysis | |||||

Lecture notes | A script will be provided as PDF files on the lecture website. | |||||

Literature | We suggest the following textbooks for further reading: Rafael C. Gonzalez, Richard E. Woods Digital Image Processing Prentice Hall International, 2008 ISBN: 013168728X Rafael C. Gonzalez, Steven L. Eddins, Richard E. Woods: Digital Image Processing Using MATLAB Prentice Hall, 2003 ISBN: 0130085197 | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | The course is accompanied by programming assignments, that need to be completed in order to pass the semester performance. | |||||

103-0313-AAL | Spatial Planning and Landscape DevelopmentAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 5 credits | 4R | S.‑E. Rabe | |

Abstract | The lecture introduces into the main-features of spatial planning. Attended will be the subjects of planning as a national responsibility, instruments of spatial planning, techniques for problem solving in spatial planning and the Swiss concept for regional planning. | |||||

Objective | - To get to know the interaction between the community and our living space and their resulting conflicts. - Link theory and practice in spatial planning. - To get to know instruments and facilities to process problems in spatial planning. | |||||

103-0325-AAL | Planning IIAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 5 credits | 4R | ||

Abstract | The lecture imparts methodological and instrumental fundamentals for spatial planning and will be exemplified by exploring two Zurich city quarters. | |||||

Objective | Spatial planning is concerned with the foresighted design of the built and un-built environment. Starting points are spatially relevant problems that need to be explored, clarified and solved. The cornerstone of the course is formed by an independent exploration by the student of two Zurich city quarters that involves investigating specific spatially relevant conditions, recognizing regularities and relevant problems. | |||||

Content | The self-study course compromises the following readings: Chapters of: - Lynch, Kevin: «The Image of the City», - Alexander, Christopher et al.: «A Pattern Language», - Mikoleit, Anne and Pürckhauer, Moritz: «Urban Code», and - «SIDAIA - Spatial and Infrastructure Development: An Integrated Approach». The graded semester performance comprises a condensed paper to be written by the student reflecting both the literature read as well as exemplarily applying the knowledge gained from the literature by independently exploring the two city quarters. | |||||

Lecture notes | cf. content | |||||

Literature | cf. content | |||||

103-0435-AAL | LandmanagementAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 5 credits | 4R | S.‑E. Rabe | |

Abstract | The lecture deals with spatial planning on the commune level with focus on the special land use management. Some of the topics are land re-allocation as an instrument of spatial planning, specific explanations for land re-allocations in rural regions and in construction zones and land marketing from the viewpoint of investors. | |||||

Objective | Acquire knowledge in spatial planning and land re-allocation as an interactive process. | |||||

252-0846-AAL | Computer Science II Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 4 credits | 9R | F. Friedrich Wicker | |

Abstract | Introduction to programming in Java. Procedural foundations of programming and outlook to object oriented programming. Variables, types, assignments, control structures (branch, loop), data structures, algorithms, line graphics, graphical user interface. Writing small programs. Working with a professional programming environment (Eclipse). | |||||

Objective | The students will be able to write simple programs and to modify existing programs. | |||||

Content | This course offers an introduction to variables, control structures (branch, loop), algorithms and data structures, as well as an outlook to modularisation and object oriented techniques. In the exercises students train programming skills (in the programming language JAVA). Students can solve the exercises on their own laptop or in the computer labs at ETH. The software used in this course runs on MS Windows, MacOS X and Linux. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Prerequisites: 252-0845-00 Computer Science I (D-BAUG) | |||||

406-0023-AAL | Physics Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 7 credits | 15R | L. Degiorgi | |

Abstract | Basic topics in classical as well as modern physics, interplay between basic research and applications. | |||||

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Content | Electrodynamics, Thermodynamics, Quantum physics, Waves and Oscillations, special relativity | |||||

Literature | P.A. Tipler and G. Mosca, Physics for scientists and engineers, W.H. Freeman and Company, New York Hans J. Paus, Physik in Experimenten und Beispielen, Carl Hanser Verlag München Wien (als unterrichtsbegleitendes und ergänzendes Lehrbuch) | |||||

406-0141-AAL | Linear AlgebraAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 5 credits | 11R | M. Auer | |

Abstract | Introduction to Linear Algebra and Numerical Analysis for Engineers. This reading course is based on chapters from the book "Introduction to Linear Algebra" by Gilbert Strang (SIAM 2009), and "A first Course in Numerical Methods" by U. Ascher and C. Greif (SIAM, 2011). | |||||

Objective | To acquire basic knowledge of Linear Algebra and some aspects of related numerical metjhods and the ability to apply basic algorithms to simple problems. | |||||

Content | 1 Introduction, calculations using MATLAB 2 Linear systems I 3 Linear systems II 4 Scalar- & vektorproduct 5 Basics of matrix algebra 6 Linear maps 7 Orthogonal maps 8 Trace & determinant 9 General vectorspaces 10 Metric & scalarproducts 11 Basis, basistransform & similar matrices 12 Eigenvalues & eigenvectors 13 Spectral theorem & diagonalisation 14 Repetition | |||||

Literature | Gilbert Strang, Introduction to Linear Algebra, 4th ed., SIAM & Wellesley-Cambridge Press, 2009. U. Ascher and C. Greif, A first Course in Numerical Methods", SIAM, 2011. | |||||

Prerequisites / Notice | Knowledge of elementary calculus | |||||

406-0242-AAL | Analysis IIAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 7 credits | 15R | M. Akka Ginosar | |

Abstract | Mathematical tools of an engineer | |||||

Objective | Mathematics as a tool to solve engineering problems, mathematical formulation of problems in science and engineering. Basic mathematical knowledge of an engineers. | |||||

Content | Multi variable calculus: gradient, directional derivative, chain rule, Taylor expansion, Lagrange multipliers. Multiple integrals: coordinate transformations, path integrals, integrals over surfaces, divergence theorem, applications in physics. Ordinary differential equations. | |||||

Literature | Textbooks in English: - J. Stewart: Multivariable Calculus, Thomson Brooks/Cole - V. I. Smirnov: A course of higher mathematics. Vol. II. Advanced calculus - W. L. Briggs, L. Cochran: Calculus: Early Transcendentals: International Edition, Pearson Education - M. Akveld, R. Sperb, Analysis II, vdf - L. Papula: Mathematik für Ingenieure 2, Vieweg Verlag | |||||

406-0243-AAL | Analysis I and IIAny other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 14 credits | 30R | M. Akka Ginosar | |

Abstract | Mathematical tools for the engineer | |||||

Objective | Mathematics as a tool to solve engineering problems. Mathematical formulation of technical and scientific problems. Basic mathematical knowledge for engineers. | |||||

Content | Complex numbers. Calculus for functions of one variable with applications. Simple Mathematical models in engineering. Multi variable calculus: gradient, directional derivative, chain rule, Taylor expansion, Lagrange multipliers. Multiple integrals: coordinate transformations, path integrals, integrals over surfaces, divergence theorem, applications in physics. Ordinary differential equations. | |||||

Literature | Textbooks in English: - J. Stewart: Calculus, Cengage Learning, 2009, ISBN 978-0-538-73365-6. - J. Stewart: Multivariable Calculus, Thomson Brooks/Cole. - V. I. Smirnov: A course of higher mathematics. Vol. II. Advanced calculus. - W. L. Briggs, L. Cochran: Calculus: Early Transcendentals: International Edition, Pearson Education. ISBN 978-0-321-65193-8. Textbooks in German: - M. Akveld, R. Sperb: Analysis I, vdf - M. Akveld, R. Sperb: Analysis II, vdf - L. Papula: Mathematik für Ingenieure und Naturwissenschaftler, Vieweg Verlag - L. Papula: Mathematik für Ingenieure 2, Vieweg Verlag | |||||

406-0603-AAL | Stochastics (Probability and Statistics)Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit. | E- | 4 credits | 9R | M. Kalisch | |

Abstract | Introduction to basic methods and fundamental concepts of statistics and probability theory for non-mathematicians. The concepts are presented on the basis of some descriptive examples. Learning the statistical program R for applying the acquired concepts will be a central theme. | |||||

Objective | The objective of this course is to build a solid fundament in probability and statistics. The student should understand some fundamental concepts and be able to apply these concepts to applications in the real world. Furthermore, the student should have a basic knowledge of the statistical programming language "R". | |||||

Content | From "Statistics for research" (online) Ch 1: The Role of Statistics Ch 2: Populations, Samples, and Probability Distributions Ch 3: Binomial Distributions Ch 6: Sampling Distribution of Averages Ch 7: Normal Distributions Ch 8: Student's t Distribution Ch 9: Distributions of Two Variables From "Introductory Statistics with R (online)" Ch 1: Basics Ch 2: The R Environment Ch 3: Probability and distributions Ch 4: Descriptive statistics and tables Ch 5: One- and two-sample tests Ch 6: Regression and correlation | |||||

Literature | - "Statistics for research" by S. Dowdy et. al. (3rd edition); Print ISBN: 9780471267355; Online ISBN: 9780471477433; DOI: 10.1002/0471477435 From within the ETH, this book is freely available online under: Link - "Introductory Statistics with R" by Peter Dalgaard; ISBN 978-0-387-79053-4; DOI: 10.1007/978-0-387-79054-1 From within the ETH, this book is freely available online under: Link |