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Collection and Analysis of Geospatial 3D Data

NGEN28 7,5 credits

Course content

The course gives a theoretical basis for application of 3D-geodata, e.g. 3D-city models and digital terrain models. The theoretical parts also provide advanced knowledge of different methods for collection of 3D data. Both methods for direct collection of 3D-geodata, GNSS/GPS and laser scanning as methods based on images, photogrammetry and structure-from-motion will be treated. The course contains several practical components. Field work is carried out to collect 3D-geodata with
GNSS technology, terrestrial laser scanning and image data with unmanned aerial system (UAS). Exercises in computer lab are carried out to process data to create point clouds, orthophotos and 3D models. The course also contains exercises to analyse
collected and processed 3D data.

Course design

The teaching consists of lectures and practical components, both in the form of exercises in the field and exercises in a computer lab. The course also contains study visits and guest lectures that give a broader insight in how 3D data can be used in different subject areas. Exercises, study visits, guest lectures and associated components are compulsory.

Course coordinator

Course facts: NGEN28

Level: Advanced
Credits: 7,5 ECTS
Period: Autumn 2
Language of instruction: English
Prerequisites: General admission requirements Admission to the course requires at least 90 credits studies in natural sciences or technology in which at least 15 credits should be in Geographic information science equivalent our course NGEA11 GIS basic course, 15 credits. English 6/English B.

Course curriculum

Course Schedule