Credits: 5

Schedule: 10.09.2018 - 22.10.2018

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2016-31.07.2020): 

Martin Vermeer

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2016-31.07.2020): 

I (autumn term)

Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2016-31.07.2020): 

To plan using a total station to set up simple survey networks. To plan using static GNSS to measure geodetic base networks. To do field reconnaissance using documents, software and field visit. To prepare point documentation. To understand the workings of code and carrier-phase GNSS, their precisions, and what they can be used for. To understand mapping measurements with total station or real time kinematic GNSS and their entry into a geographic information system. To understand traditional and modern co-ordinate reference systems and their differences, to do co-ordinate conversion between them, and the concept of datum. To understand orthometric, normal, and ellipsoidal (GNSS) heights and conversions between them, the concepts of geoid and geopotential. Technical measurements, engineering geodesy, deformation measurements, geodetic metrology (basic). Satellite and space geodetic techniques, SLR, VLBI, the motions of the Earth in space, terrestrial and celestial co-ordinates (basic). Navigation concepts: GNSS, inertial, sensor integration, linear predictive filtering (basic).

Content (valid 01.08.2016-31.07.2020): 

The course prepares for planning or executing simple geodetic measurements and computations in the form of base and mapping surveys. Of measuring equipment, total station (tacheometer), level and satellite receiver both in static and real-time kinematic mode are discussed. Reference systems, map projections and height systems basics. Geodetic forward and reverse problem, 2-D Helmert transformation. A little about engineering surveys and instrument calibration, and the basics of both space geodesy and technological navigation.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2016-31.07.2020): 

Exam and exercises

Workload (valid 01.08.2016-31.07.2020): 

Lectures (24 h), assignments (52 h), self-study (40 h), preparation for examination + examination (19 h)

Study Material (valid 01.08.2016-31.07.2020): 

Partly here:

https://users.aalto.fi/~mvermeer/geodesy.pdf

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2016-31.07.2020): 

Maa-6.1213 Johdanto geodesiaan and Maa-6.1214 Moderni geodesia

Course Homepage (valid 01.08.2016-31.07.2020): 

https://mycourses.aalto.fi/course/search.php?search=GIS-E1010

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2016-31.07.2020): 

0-5

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