YFLB2003 - Mapping and Land Surveying


Lessons are not given in the academic year 2020/2021

Course content

Geodetic foundation for surveying and mapping. Instrument theory: Levels, Theodolite, Total Station. Measurement Learning: Height measurement angle measurement and distance measurement. Calculation of levelling, coordinate calculation, single point measurement, trigonometric altitude measurement, launching and tunnelworks. GNSS orientation and machine management. Orientation on Norwegian mapping and municipal surveying.

Learning outcome

- The candidate has basic knowledge of instruments and measurement methods in which level, flat plane laser and total station are used.
- The candidate knows the basics and reference system for geographical information, and the most common calculation and drawing methods used.
- The candidate has basic knowledge of plans and maps, and knows how maps are used in planning.
- The candidate knows different standards of geographical information and methods for quality assessment of measurements performed.

- The candidate can perform simple measurement tasks and controls using level, total station and laser, and can process own measurements in manual calculation tasks.
- The candidate can use the most common plans and maps in the building industry.
-The candidate may apply knowledge and skills in the subject to own practice in high school / business.

General competence
- The candidate can plan and conduct varied tasks and projects on its own and as part of a group, while upholding ethical demands and guidelines.
-The candidate can relay central theories, problems and solutions relevant to the subject, both orally and in writing as well as other relevant means of expression.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, instrument training and excercises.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory Excersises - 80 % attendance in lectures
  • Mandatory Excersises

Further on evaluation

Aid Code / Allowed Aids:
- Calculator: HP30S; Citizen SR270; Citizen SR270X; Casio fx-82ES / PLUS.
- Gyldendal's formula collection in mathematics

No other printed / written notes or books are allowed.
80% attendance in lectures.

Specific conditions

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

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Vocational Teacher Education (BYRK)

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

"Geomatikkboka";; Oslo 2017

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
YFL2229 5.0 01.09.2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


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