Course code GMFO320

GMFO320 Airborne Laser Scanning

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Course responsible: Ivar Maalen-Johansen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Mathematical Sciences and Technology
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
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: Autumn semester in even-numbered years<br/> 
First time: 2003V
Preferential right:
M-GEOM, M-IØ, PhD students whithin geomatics
Course contents:
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. Production of terrain and surface models. Exercises: Theory exercises + processing of laser data.
Learning outcome:
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.
Learning activities:
A series of colloquia. The students lecture on assigned topics - this is followed by discussions. Will be based on literature studies.
Teaching support:
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.
Selected articles.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Colloquia and exercises.
Oral examination when less than 20 students, otherwise written exam
Nominal workload:
300 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
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 / Ikke bestått