GEOM2710 - Satellite Geodesy


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

The programme is designed to give students knowledge and skills in the field of Satellite Geodesy. This programme prepares students to develop broad and coherent knowledge and skills in preparation for professional work and for further learning.

Course Aim: - To provide a theoretical and practical extension to the determination of coordinates by using GNSS, including the design of satellite-based network control systems and the use of GNSS in geodetic surveys.

Learning outcome


  • Know the basis of GNSS measurements;
  • Have knowledge of the individual sources of error in GNSS measurements;
  • Know the content of relevant satellite standards


  • Compute positions using both code and phase techniques;
  • Plan, perform and quality-proof measurements of vector set;
  • Use GNSS post-processing software;
  • Understand satellite measurement standards.

General Competence:

  • Students should be able to plan, implement, calculate and document advanced measurement methods with GNSS equipment.

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures, Group/Project work, Supervision.
  • The course can be given as a guided self-study if less than 6 students are registered.
  • Re-sit of exam in March.

Further on evaluation

  • 3 compulsory work requirements must be approved to attend the exam.
  • Re-stit of written exam in March.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

GEOM2110 - Surveying GEOM2120 - Geodetic Control Networks

Course materials

  • Delivered material (Blackboard)
  • Suggested reading list:
    • Preiss, W. J. & Zubinaite, V. (2014) An Introduction to GNSS Processing Concepts (in English and Norwegian)
    • Hofmann-Wellenhof, B., Lichtenegger, H. & Collins, J. (2001) GPS Theory and Practice
    • Hofmann-Wellenhof, B., Lichtenegger, H. & Wasle, E. (2008) GNSS - Global Navigation Satellite Systems: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and more
    • El-Rabbany, Ahmed (2006) Introduction to GPS: The Global Positioning System (2nd ed.)
    • Leick, A. (2004) GPS Satellite Surveying - Van Sickle, J. (2001) GPS for Land Surveyors, 2nd Edition
  • Norwegian Mapping Authority (Statens Kartverk):
    • Geodatastandarden, grunnlagsnett (oppdateres jevnlig på nett)
    • Satelittbasert posisjonsbestemmelse (2001)
    • Vegdirektoratets håndbøker, 017 Geometrisk utforming (2000)
    • Vegdirektoratets håndbøker, 018 Veibygging (2000)

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: English, 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 2023-12-19 15:00 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
M438 Eksamensrom 4.etg, Inngang D Mustad, Inngang D 1
Spring 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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