VB6111 - Introduction to engineering geomatics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: School exam
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

  • Projection and Coordinate Systems
  • Spatial data
  • Visualisation
  • Vector and raster data Analysis
  • Leveling hights
  • Surveying with total stations
  • Satellite surveying by RTK
  • Basic laserscanning
  • Simple manual computation of coordinates and heights
  • Reports writing
  • Types of error, their recognition, and prevention possibilities
  • Standard deviation, the mean (average), normal dstribution
  • Brief introduction to simple survey adjustment

Learning outcome


  • account for structure and storage formats for geographical data
  • Explain how Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are used to solve practical issues
  • Describe the possibilities of geographical analysis - explain the basic principles for presentation of map data
  • apply basic land survey methods
  • Perform manual calculations of coordinates and heights, accuracy calculation
  • prepare documentation and understand the standards


  • Perform import and export of data in a GIS
  • master how maps and features are connected
  • Perform digitization and map editing
  • master how geographic data is presented
  • work with current measuring instruments

General competence

  • master basic use of metering equipment and software, ability to process data both manually and in software, write documentation and report

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures - Group work
  • Task solution
  • Guiding Mandatory activities: 8 compulsory work requirements must be approved to attend the exam.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignments

Further on evaluation

Re-sit of digital written exam in August.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Continuing Education, Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology (EVUIVE0)
Continuing Education, Faculty of Engineering Science and Technology (TKIVTEVU)

Course materials

- Skogseth, T. (2014). Grunnleggende landmåling. Oslo: Universitetsforlaget (ISBN: 978-82-05-44943-3). - Huisman, O (ed), de By, R.A. (ed) 2009: Principles of geographic information systems, 4th edition, ITC, Netherlands. ISBN 978-90-6164-269-5 (elektronisk lærebok - tilgjengelig via læringsplattform)

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

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

Department with administrative responsibility
Centre for Continuing Education and Professional Development


Examination arrangement: School exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD School exam 100/100 H 2022-12-06 09:00 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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