GEOM2440 - Geographical data capture


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024

Course content

  • Geonorge map catalogue
  • Geographic information related Norwegian standards
  • Product specifications of FKB (Norwegian mapping database), ortophoto and LiDAR
  • Electromagnetic radiation
  • Digital images and photography
  • Stereo photogrammetry
  • Aerial triangulation. Error sources and quality control
  • Point cloud, DTM and DSM production. Error sources, quality control, and applications
  • Orthophoto production. Error sources, quality control, and applications
  • sUAS-based topographic mapping systems
  • Airborne LiDAR fundaments
  • Airborne LiDAR production. Error sources, quality control, analyses, and applications

Learning outcome


  • Explain the basic principles for country mapping based on optical images and laser scanning
  • Describe quality, availability, and applications for geographic data from optical images and laser scanning


  • Creating orthophoto from sUAS-based photogrammetry
  • Conduct an analysis of quality in an area classification
  • Conduct an analysis and interpretation of a LIDAR dataset (puncture)

General competence

  • Precise written dissemination of subject matter
  • Reflect on the required knowledge base to order and use geographic data

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures
  • Project work
  • Supervision

Compulsory assignments

  • Oblig

Further on evaluation

3 compulsory work requirements must be approved to attend the exam.

Re-sit of written exam in August.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

  • GEOM1130 Intrduction to geomatics
  • GEOM1140 Geografiske data

More on the course



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


Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering


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