Course - Laser scanning - GEOM2530
GEOM2530 - Laser scanning
Lessons are not given in the academic year 2023/2024
- Different types of terrestrial laser scanners (TLS)
- Different types of mobile terrestrial laser scanners (MTLS)
- Different types of airborne laser scanners (ALS)
- TLS instruments' components and mode of operation
- Data acquisition with TLS instruments
- Handling point clouds
- Commonly used data formats
- Point cloud registration and georeferencing
- Reporting and documentation of fieldwork and post-processing
- General feature extraction and basic 3D modeling from point clouds
- Scan to BIM workflow
By the end of this course students will gain the following knowledge which are the fundamentals of digitalization in construction business:
- Fundamentals of the scanning mechanism of the latest TLS instruments
- Carry out terrestrial laser scanning including registration and georeferencing of the dataset
- Statistical methods for quality analysis of an acquired dataset.
By the end of the course students will gain the following skills:
- Setting up, operating and calibrating TLS instruments
- Matching overlapping scanned datasets (registration and georeferencing)
- Basics of feature extraction and 3D modeling based on pointclouds
- Detection of systematic and gross error in the dataset; statistical analysis and tests against given criteria
Learning methods and activities
- Project work
The course can be given as a guided self-study if less than 6 students are registered.
- Compulsory assignment
Further on evaluation
There will be 4 assignments to be turned in. Some will be handed in as groupwork, while others as individual work. All assignments must be passed.
The evaluation is based on oral exam (100%), with a specific focus on the student's ability to present and explain the method used for his/her projects, including explaining the theoretical underpinnings. A detailed description of the requirements for choosing a project will be given at the start of the course. A project description must be approved by the instructor before work gets underway.
A re-sit examination is held in March.
Admission to a programme of study is required:
Required previous knowledge
- GEOM1130 Geomatics
- GEOM1210 Land surveying calculations
- GEOM1320 Advanced surveying
There is no obligatory textbook. Suggested reading list:
- Topographic Laser Ranging and Scanning, Principles and Processing, Seconf Edition, Edited by Jie Shan and Charles K. Toth, 2018, ISBN: 978-1-4987-7227-3
- Instrument and software manuals (regularly updated on the relevant website or in help menu)
- Handout materials (Blackboard)
Material in Norwegian (non-Norwegian-speaking students will get help in translation from the instructor):
- Skogseth, T. (2014). Grunnleggende landmåling. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget (ISBN: 978-82-05-44934-3). (in Norwegian)
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II
Language of instruction: English, Norwegian
- * 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.
For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"