Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), 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.


After completing this course, students will be able to develop or apply concepts, processes, systems, software, instruments or algorithms of the relevant scientific field; write scientific or technical reports of outcomes; and understand the basics of project management, work as part of a self-guided team, and assimilate practices related to client-centred projects.

Credits: 10

Schedule: 11.09.2020 - 11.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Jussi Nikander, Maaria Nordman, Miina Rautiainen, Petri Rönnholm, Matti Vaaja, Matti Vaaja, Martin Vermeer, Martin Vermeer, Kirsi-Kanerva Virrantaus

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jussi Nikander, Maaria Nordman, Miina Rautiainen, Petri Rönnholm, Matti Vaaja, Matti Vaaja, Martin Vermeer, Martin Vermeer

Contact information for the course (valid 19.08.2020-21.12.2112):

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:

    This course emphasizes how theoretical and practical background can be transformed into larger workflows, customized applications or system/software development. Tasks are related to real-world problems and formulated in collaboration with working life. Students can choose in which field they focus: geodesy, navigation, photogrammetry, laser scanning, remote sensing, GIS, or cartography.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Based on the evaluation of project work.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Project work (270 h)


Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Maa-57.3160 Digitaalinen fotogrammetria III (2 cr) and Maa-57.3220 Kaukokartoituksen projektityö (9 cr) or Maa-123.3550 GIS Application development (8 cr) and literature (2 cr) or Maa-6.3255 Seminar on Geodesy, Navigation and Positioning (3-6 cr) and Maa-6.3261 Engineering Geodesy (5 cr) or Maa-6.3288 GIS and Geodetic Measurements (5 cr)

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    GIS-E1020 From Measurements to Maps, GIS-E1010 Geodesy and Positioning, GIS-E1030 Introduction to Spatial Methods, GIS-E1040 Photogrammetry, Laser Scanning and Remote Sensing, GIS-E1060 Spatial Analytics, GIS-E1050 Visualization of Geographical Information (or similar knowledge corresponding to the contents of these six courses).



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