GMFO320 Airborne Laser Scanning

Credits (ECTS):10

Course responsible:Ivar Maalen-Johansen

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Norsk

Course frequency:Annually

Nominal workload:250 hours.

Teaching and exam period:This course starts in the Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in the Autumn parallel

About this course

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.

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.
  • 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.
  • GMFO205
  • Oral examination when less than 20 students, otherwise written exam. Grading scale A-F.

  • An assessment of all the final oral examinations and every project.
  • Colloquia and exercises.
  • The course is conducted as a series of colloquia. Relevant both to the Master"s programme and the researcher education.
  • Fixed colloquia meetings: 30 hours. Exercises: 3.
  • Special requirements in Science