872313 Engineering-geological mapping

Exercise course
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Sommersemester 2023
Languages of instruction


Field-based introduction to geological and geomorphological mapping and outcrop documentation methods in a high alpine region.
•Introduction to geological mapping
•Introduction to geomorphological mapping (landslide inventory maps)
•Analysis of aerial views and high-resolution digital elevation models
•Identification and interpretation of geomorphological structures
•Measurement of geological structures based on the geological compass
•Engineering geological outcrop documentation of soil
•Engineering geological outcrop documentation of rock
•Application of rock mass classification systems
•Sampling and spring measurements

Previous knowledge expected

Basics in geology

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

•First geological field mapping experience (from field to map)
•Identification of geological units and structures
•Identification of geomorphological features
•Drawing of geological maps and outcrop drafts
•Outcrop mapping and documentation in soil and rock
•Application of the geological compass and data analyses
•Data interpretation and development of geological models (cross sections)
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.