GEO9530 – Geodesy and Photogrammetry
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Teaching and exams spring 2022
In light of the most recent infection control regulations, we will at the start of the spring semester 2022 increase our online teaching, while we at the same time try to maintain in-person teaching where this is possible. We hope to go back to more in-person teaching later on in the semester. You will be informed about any changes in teaching or examinations on the semester page, in Canvas or through your regular channels.
Read more about postponed exams for the autumn semester 2021.
This course focuses on three topics in geodesy and surveying: reference systems and map projections, GNSS (GPS, Glonass, Galileo and Beidou) and digital photogrammetry. It provides an overview of the fundamentals of reference systems / map projections, GNSS measurement and processing and of the use of airborne (both by plane and drone) and ground-based photogrammetry for geophysical use.
After finishing this course, candidates
- know different map projections and their strengths and weaknesses
- know how to use conversion and transformations between different coordinate systems
- are able to plan and carry out a simple geodetic or photogrammetric survey
- are able to operate GNSS equipment and software
- know about photogrammetric hardware, including cameras aboard drones and planes
- are able to produce DEMs and ortho-images from images via the software MicMac and other software
Admission to the course
PhD candidates from the University of Oslo should apply for classes and register for examinations through Studentweb.
If a course has limited intake capacity, priority will be given to PhD candidates who follow an individual education plan where this particular course is included. Some national researchers’ schools may have specific rules for ranking applicants for courses with limited intake capacity.
PhD candidates who have been admitted to another higher education institution must apply for a position as a visiting student within a given deadline.
Formal prerequisite knowledge
- GEO3460 – Surveying, Photogrammetry and Spatial Analysis / GEG2250 – Introduction in surveying, photogrammetry and spatial analysis (continued) / GEG2210 – Data Collection - Land Surveying and Digital Photogrammetry (discontinued) or equivalent course.
Recommended previous knowledge
- GEO3515 – Remote Sensing / GEO4515 – Remote Sensing / GEG2240 – Introduction to remote sensing (continued)
- basic knowledge in surveying and photogrammetry
- 10 credits overlap with GEO4530 – Geodesy and Photogrammetry.
Lectures and practicals up to 4 hours per week. From the practicals, four written assignments shall be submitted and will count towards the final grade. One of these is a simple geodetic or photogrammetric survey.
Attendance at the first lecture is compulsory. Students who fail to meet are considered to have withdrawn from the course unless they have previously given notice to the Student administration (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We reserve the right to change the teaching form and examination of the course in semesters where 5 or fewer students have been admitted.
- 4 written assignments count c. 40% towards the final grade.
- A final oral exam counts c. 60% towards the final grade.
- All parts must be passed separately in order to pass the course.
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
It will also be counted as 1 of the 3 attempts to sit the exam for this course if you sit the exam for the following course:
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
Courses taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a pass/fail scale. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.
Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass, the original examination.