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, drone and multi-/hyperspectral laser scanning. To understand the function of different sensors in mobile laser scanning. To understand and apply processing algorithms of 3D point clouds. The student can analyse and evaluate the quality of laser scanning data. To understand and apply registration and integration of laser scanning data with other data sources.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 24.02.2025 - 07.04.2025

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:

    This course gives a deeper insight on laser scanning methods such as the use of mobile laser scanning, drone 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 also includes a literature review assingment on the latest laser measurement technologies, applications and algorithms.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Examination and assignments

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

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


Study Material
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Lecture notes and additional literature

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    15 Life on Land


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language: English

    Teaching Period: 2024-2025 Spring IV
    2025-2026 Spring IV


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