GMFO320 Airborne Laser Scanning
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Course responsible: Ivar Maalen-Johansen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching language: NO
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in the Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in the Autumn parallel
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2003V
Colloquium meetings: Introduction with history, principles and application fields. Basic introduction to instruments, signal properties, distance measurement using a laser, geometrical conditions when recording, sources of error, operational conditions. Sensor orientation, system calibration and stripe levelling. Applications in terrain modeling, building extraction, forestry and engineering. Exercises: Theory exercises + processing of laser data.
The goal of the course is to create a foundation for understanding the underlying technology, principles and mode of operation needed to produce terrain and surface models through the use of airborne laser scanning. In addition, emphasis will be placed on understanding relevant problems related to system functionality, system calibration and accuracy in the resulting data.
A series of colloquia. The students lecture on assigned topics - this is followed by discussions. Will be based on literature studies.
Teaching support will be given primarily in connection with that part of the structured teaching that is reserved for exercise guidance. It will also be possible to communicate directly with the course teacher by appointment during office hours.
Vosselman and Maas: Airborne and terrestrial laser scanning (2010) + Selected articles.
Colloquia and exercises.
Oral examination when less than 20 students, otherwise written exam
Special requirements in Science
Type of course:
Fixed colloquia meetings: 30 hours. Exercises: 3.
The course is conducted as a series of colloquia. Relevant both to the Master"s programme and the researcher education.
An assessment of all the final oral examinations and every project.
Examination details: Oral exam: A - E / F