BYGT2201 - Geomatics


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 4 hours D

Course content

Geodetic basis for surveying and mapping. Instrumentation: Gradient binoculars, theodolite, total station. Measurement teaching: Leveling, angle measurement and distance measurement, related to single point calculations, triangulation, height measurement, detail measurement, launching work and tunnel measurement. Satellite Geodesy (GNSS). Machine control. Orientation on Norwegian mapping and surveying in the public sector. Geographic Information System (GIS). Collection and presentation of established information. Management of geographical information in digital terrain models. Ethics string: Quality assessment of measurements, source criticism, planning of engineering assignments. Digital String: Digital proficiency with digital terrain models in DAK tools, digital processing skills with MS Office and DAK tools, digital collaboration skills in engineering engineering planning, source critical assessment skills for geographical information.

Learning outcome

KNOWLEDGE The candidate should have basic knowledge of instruments and measurement methods using levels, total station and GNSS equipment. The candidate should know the most common manual and computer assisted calculation and drawing methods used. The candidate should know different standards of digital geographical information and how such data can be transferred between different computer systems. The candidate will be familiar with methods for quality assessment of measurements performed. The candidate will be familiar with how to collect and handle geographical information in digital terrain models.

SKILLS The candidate must be able to perform engineering assessment tasks using levels, total station and GNSS equipment, and could process this by using computer surveying software. The candidate should be able to computer surveying software for map and digital terrain models. The candidate should be able to exchange geographical information between different computer systems through practical tasks.

GENERAL COMPETENCE The candidate shall have good skills in the use of professional sources, professional methods, applicable laws and regulations, as well as standards for planning, engineering, surveying, construction, management.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, individual exercises, project-based CAD Learning. Laboratory Excercises. Surveying Field excercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Field work
  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

Compulsory work in groups and individually.Written exam my be changed into oral in case of a re sit exam.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Civil Engineering (BIBYGG)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to bachelor Civil Engineering Trondheim (BIBYGG).

Course materials

Skogseth og Norberg: «Grunnleggende landmåling», Gyldendal, 3. utg. 2014. J. Larsen: «Geomatikkboka»,, 2017 Trimble Novapoint: Grunnkurs terrengmodell. Supplementary litterature given in the beginning of the course.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
BYGA2201 7.5 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Language of instruction: Norwegian


Subject area(s)
  • Road, Transport and Geomatics
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 D 2023-11-28 09:00 PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
Storhall del 2 Idrettssenteret (Dragvoll) 115
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 D PAPIR
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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