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* Retrieved from Course syllabus AG2927 (Autumn 2019–)

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

  • Different quality aspects in geodata
  • Quality assurance actions
  • Quality of measurement data: precision, precision and reliability
  • Measurement error and the law of error propagation
  • Error ellipse and error ellipsoid
  • The least-squares method
  • Condition adjustment
  • Adjustment elements
  • Generalised matrix inverses and free network adjustment
  • Gross error detection, local redundancy and reliability

Intended learning outcomes

After the course, the student should

  • understand different quality aspects of geodata and its importance for GIS-applications
  • be able to evaluate geodatabases and design appropriate measures for quality assurance actions
  • be familiar with measurement error and computation of error propagation
  • be able to apply the least squares method to adjust measurement data

Course Disposition

Lecture 20 hours

Laboratory work: 40 hours

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

At least 3 cr in mathematical statistics and in linear algebra

Recommended prerequisites

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H. Fan (2017). Theory of errors and least squares adjustment. Avdelningen för geodesi och satellitpositionering, KTH.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • TEN1 - Examination, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercise, 3,0 hp, betygsskala: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Passed written examination (TEN1), 4.5 cr

Passed laboratory reports (ÖVN1), 3.0 cr

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

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Course web AG2927

Offered by

ABE/Geodesy and Satellite Positioning

Main field of study

Built Environment

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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