Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


To understand techniques and instruments of photogrammetric, laser scanning and remote sensing measurements. To understand theories of photogrammetric and laser scanning measurements.To understand the physical basics of remote sensing and be able to perform pre-processing, analysis and interpretation of remotely sensed data. To recognize alternatives and possibilities of photogrammetric, laser scanning and remote sensing applications. To understand registration and integration of data. To be able to solve case-dependent surveying problems.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 27.10.2020 - 07.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Matti Vaaja, Matti Vaaja

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Matti Vaaja, Matti Vaaja

Contact information for the course (valid 22.09.2020-21.12.2112):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course gives theoretical background on photogrammetric, laser scanning and remote sensing measurements. Measuring processes include calibration, mathematical sensor models, data pre-processing, data analysis, data integration, and visualization. In addition, the course highlights implementations of modern data acquisition instruments.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Examination and assignments

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lectures (20 h), assignments (60 h), self-study (28 h), preparation to examination + examination (27 h)


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lecture notes and additional literature

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Maa-57.3170 Lähifotogrammetria (3 op) AND Maa-57.3180 Laserkeilaus (2 op)

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    It is recommended (but not mandatory) to take courses GIS-E1020 From Measurements to Maps and GIS-E1030 Introduction to Spatial Methods before participating in this course.

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    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    13 Climate Action

    15 Life on Land