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Air-born and terrestrial laser scanning, its principle and applications.

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Content and learning outcomes

Course contents *

  • Basic principles of laser scanners and electronic distance measurement
  • Terrestrial and air-born laser scanning
  • Photogrammetric metod of point cloud production
  • Metrological aspects: error analysis and calibration
  • Transformation (registration) of multiple scans
  • Different methods for geo-referencing of laser scanning data
  • Basic principles of inertial navigation system, its combination with GPS and its use for georeferencing of airborne data
  • Different methods for point cloud visualization
  • Data processing and modeling

Intended learning outcomes *

The overall goal is to give the students theoretical and practical knowledge about laser scanning measurement procedure, data processing and modelling. After the course the students should be able to:

  • Explain the principle for terrestrial and airborne laser scanning
  • Explain the principle of photogrammetric production of point clouds
  • Evaluate different methods for production of point cloud and choose an appropriate method for given application
  • Plan airborne laser scanning projects
  • Plan and perform terrestrial laser scanning projects
  • Produce products from point cloud and assess their quality

Course Disposition

Lectures 20h

Laborations 48h

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites *

  • Bbachelor’s degree in civil engineering, urban planning, geomatics,  engineering physics, computer science, statistics, or mathematics.  mathematics.
  • At least 3 ECTS in each of the following: Programming , Linear Algebra, Calculus in One Variable, and Probability & Statistics;
  • Proficiency in English corresponding to English B

Recommended prerequisites

  • Bbachelor’s degree in civil engineering, urban planning, geomatics,  engineering physics, computer science, statistics, or mathematics.  mathematics.
  • At least 3 ECTS in each of the following: Programming , Linear Algebra, Calculus in One Variable, and Probability & Statistics;
  • Proficiency in English corresponding to English B

Equipment

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Literature

Jie Shan and Charles K. Toth (2009). Topographic Laser Ranging and Scanning Principles and Processing. CRC Press 2009, Print ISBN: 978-1-4200-5142-1, eBook ISBN: 978-1-4200-5143-8

HDS training manual.

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 *

  • LAB2 - Laboratory Work, 2.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • PRO3 - Project, 3.0 credits, Grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 2.5 credits, Grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, 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 *

Approved lab reports

Approved project report

Närvaro vid fältmätningar

Oral examination, at least grade E

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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Examiner

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

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Course web AH2915

Offered by

ABE/Geodesy and Satellite Positioning

Main field of study *

Built Environment

Education cycle *

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Contact

Milan Horemuz, horemuz@kth.se, 08-7907335