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 the principles of geodetic measurements of distance, height, angle and gravity. To understand the basic principles of satellite positioning. To understand the principles and importance of reference systems. To learn to measure survey and geodetic base networks and to prepare documents related to them. To become aware of the geodetic research topics and applications done on the Earth and in space.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 13.09.2021 - 25.10.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Maaria Nordman

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English, Finnish, Swedish


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 are discussed. The basics of both space geodesy and navigation are covered.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Exam and exercises

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Partly here:

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    15 Life on Land


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn I

    2021-2022 Autumn I

    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.