GEOM2110 - Surveying


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
School exam 100/100 3 hours A

Course content

  • Calibration of total station;
  • Lan surveying methods (traverse, construction and building measurements);
  • Surveying data processing (orthogonal method, traverse, corrections between terrain and map plans);
  • Theory of accuracy/statistics (least-squares method, weighting/instrument parameters, time-correlation in RTK(GNSS);
  • Software (general use, data import and export, processing, assessment of quality regarding to Norwegian standards);
  • Applications (road sticking, transformation, calibration);
  • Programming.

Learning outcome


  • knowledge of standards in land surveying field;
  • know the surveyor's tasks on construction site;
  • know the surveyor's tasks on building site;
  • verify correction of measured distances and directions;
  • verify correction of measured distances and directions between terrain and map plane;
  • verify least-squares method;
  • use statistics to assess the quality of surveying calculations;
  • assess whether data series contains gross or systematic errors and assess whether the quality of measurements satisfies;
  • verify weighting of measured data.


  • perform intrument control of total station;
  • establish ground network using total station measurements;
  • use softwares to analyze and interpret surveying data according to standards;
  • master the use of instrument parameters in softwares;
  • planning, calculating and assessing quality.

General competence:

  • verify accurate and precise work on surveying instruments and softwares;
  • understand the importance of documented work performed according to standards.

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures
  • Project work - Supervision
  • The course has work requirements that must be completed at the campus NTNU in Gjøvik Time of completion is given at the start of the semester
  • The course can be given as a guided self-study if less than 6 students are registered

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignments

Further on evaluation

  • Re-sit of written exam in August
  • Previously approved compulsory work requirements can be approved by the course coordinator

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Geomatics - Engineering (BIGEOMAT)

Course materials

  • Skogseth, T. (2014). Grunnleggende landmåling. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget (ISBN: 978-82-05-44943-3)

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Geomatics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 A 2023-12-12 09:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
S206 Smaragd 2
Summer UTS School exam 100/100 A INSPERA
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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