AH1816 Geodetic Surveying II 9.0 credits

Geodetisk mätningsteknik II

A basic course on geodetic instruments and geodetic surveying and staking out methods.

Offering and execution

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters

Course information

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

Instruments and methods for different types of positioning.

Control networks: the structure of local reference systems in different dimensions. Setting out: planning, coordinate computations, measure and computation methods and report writing.

Positioning, detail measurements: measurement and computation methods and further handling in a CAD-software. Quality in the measured data and in the final results.

The exercises and laboratory work includes e.g. two larger projects, one for a setting out project and one for a positioning project. The aim of these projects is that the student will work with and understand the whole process chain in such types of projects.

Intended learning outcomes *

After the course the student should be able to:

  • understand the principles for how geodetic instruments are functioning and how they are used
  • understand how local and regional geodetic reference and height systems are built up
  • measure and compute simple densifications of geodetic networks
  • plan and perform the different main parts in a setting out project
  • plan and perform the different main parts in a detail surveying project
  • evaluate the quality in different types of observed data and in the result

Course Disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

For admitted students to the Master of Science in Civil Engineering and Urban Management (CSAMH) there are no additional requirements.

For other students:

SF1624 Algebra and Geometry or at least 6 ECTS in Linear Algebra

Recommended prerequisites

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Lantmäteriet m.fl. 2012: Geodetisk och fotogrammetrisk mätnings- och beräkningsteknik. Tillgänglig på www.lantmateriet/hmk.

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

Examination *

  • PRO1 - Project, 1.5 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • ÖVN1 - Exercises, 4.5 credits, Grading scale: 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.

TEN1 -  Written exam, 3,0 p, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

ÖVN1 - Laboratory works, 4,5 p, grading scale: P, F

PRO1 - Project work, 1,5 p

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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Milan Horemuz

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

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web AH1816

Offered by

ABE/Geodesy and Satellite Positioning

Main field of study *


Education cycle *

First cycle

Add-on studies

AH1815, Introduction to GPS

Supplementary information

The course includes practical surveying outdoors and a surveying project.