GEG2210 – Data Collection - Land Surveying and Digital Photogrammetry

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Course content

Advanced theory about map projections and coordinate systems. You will learn about the theoretical basis for data capture within surveying and photogrammetry. Practical lab within data capture, data management and presentation from surveying and photogrammetry data. Obligatory field course for 3-4 days.

Learning outcome

The course gives you insight into methods for localization of geographical data, both theoretically and practically. You will be able to carry out a measurement project, from surveying via photogrammetry to data presentation in form of maps.


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If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.


Formal prerequisite knowledge

In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:

  • Mathematics R1 (or Mathematics S1 and S2) + R2

And in addition one of these:

  • Physics (1+2)
  • Chemistry (1+2)
  • Biology (1+2)
  • Information technology (1+2)
  • Geosciences (1+2)
  • Technology and theories of research (1+2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies (in Norwegian).

GEG1240 – Maps and geodata (discontinued) or similar.

The following HSE courses must also be taken in the same semester or earlier than GEG2210:

For students taking GEG2210 during Spring 20115 or later, you must first pass the two HSE courses MNHMS0015 and MNHMS0015LS before you may include GEG2210 as part of a degree.


Lectures and labs, field course (3-4 days in the end of the semester (may)). Ca 3 obligatory assignments.

General information about excursions at the Department of geosciences.

As the teaching involves laboratory and/or field work, you should consider taking out a separate travel and personal risk insurance. Read about your insurance cover as a student.


Project report from the field course, which counts ca 50%, final written exam at the end of the course (3 hours) (counts ca 50%).

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

External auditor: Bjørn Wangensteen

Explanations and appeals

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.

Withdrawal from an examination

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.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.


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 Studies administration []

Facts about this course






Every spring


Every spring

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