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 special applications of laser scanning. To understand mobile, UAV and multi-/hyperspectral laser scanning. To understand and apply processing algorithms of 3D point clouds. To understand and apply registration and integration of laser scanning data with other data sources.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 02.03.2021 - 12.04.2021

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Hannu Hyyppä

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Hannu Hyyppä

Contact information for the course (valid 27.01.2021-21.12.2112):

General questions:


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:

    This course gives a deeper insight on laser scanning methods such as the use of mobile laser scanning, UAV laser scanners, multi- and hyperspectral laser scanning, handheld scanners, and special applications of laser scanning. In addition, algorithms of 3D data processing and integration with other data sources are emphasized. The course includes also a seminar part in which the recent development of laser scanning is illustrated.

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 for examination + examination (27 h)


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lecture notes and additional literature

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    It is recommended (but not mandatory) to take courses GIS-E1020 From Measurements to Maps and GIS-E1040 Photogrammetry, Laser Scanning and Remote Sensing before participating in this course.

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