VB6111 - Introduction to engineering geomatics


New from the academic year 2020/2021

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Written examination
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Written examination 100/100 3 hours H

Course content

- Projection and Coordinate Systems
- Visualisation
- Vector Data Structure
- Vector 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

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. 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 (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 2020

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: Written examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Written examination 100/100 H
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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