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 base network hierarchy necessary for geodetic control of mapping processes. To appreciate the need for complementary terrestrial measurements to complete the raw material for mapping collected by aerial techniques, as well as produce the ground truth. To be able to, irrespective of mapping technology used, make sure that a correct, consistent and precise geodetic reference frame will be used for mapping. To understand and apply the complete photogrammetric and laser scanning mapping process and create input data for geoinformation systems. To understand remote sensing applications. To understand mapping, 3D environment modeling and data policy issues. To understand digital maps: formats, standards, legend design, accessibility and delivery policies. To understand and apply scale dependent generalization of maps. To be able to place names on maps.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 06.09.2022 - 18.10.2022

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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: Finnish, Swedish, English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    The course gives a theoretical and practical overview of mapping processes including establishment of the coordinate frame, data acquisition, data processing, 3D models of the environment, and map design and compilation. In the process, geodetic, photogrammetric, laser scanning, remote sensing, and cartographic methods are applied. Mapping processes are discussed also from production economic and data policy points of view.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Examination and assignments

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lectures (22 h), assignments (56 h), self-study (30 h), preparation for examination + examination (27 h)


Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    4 Quality Education

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    13 Climate Action

    15 Life on Land


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn I
    2023-2024 Autumn I

    Enrollment :

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