857144 Practical surveying: field course

Exercise course
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Rumerstorfer, Florian , Heine, Erwin , Scholly, Magdalena , Arav, Reuma , Arndt, Jan Erik , Veitl, Mathias , Leopoldseder, Vera-Nathalia
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


Measurement of traverses; planimetric and topographic survey; determination of height differences (using trigonometry, levelling); setting out (buildings); Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The most important aim of these fieldwork course is to train the students in the appropriate use of various surveying equipment, such as theodolites, levelling instruments and total stations. Measurements taken in the field are used later to demonstrate how the data has to be treated mathematically. Students are also given the opportunity to practice the terrestical surveying tasks for point location using photogrammetry. At the end of the fieldwork, the students should be able to apply simple surveying methods for the solution of tasks encountered as part of their work as forest engineers.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.