857100 Surveying

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Kienesberger, Hedwig , Klisch, Anja
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


General introduction - geodetic coordinate systems and surveying in Austria - fundamentals of theory of errors and the methods of adjustment - single point intercalation - construction and operating of surveying instruments - measurement of horizontal angles and vertical angles - measurement of distances - positioning using satellites - measurement of heights - traversing - planimetric and topographical survey - mapping and the use of computers - calculation of areas and volumes- setting out - Projekt management.

Geodetic coordinate systems in Austria - calculation and transformation of coordinates - basic terms of the methods of adjustment - methods of geodetic point measurements: e.g. traversing, triangulation - methods of height measurments - measurements and calculation of areas.

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The aim of this lecture is to give the students an understanding of surveying theory. They should also learn about standard surveying equipments. Methods of surveying and computation of results are presented. Emphasis is placed on accuracy of measurements and valuation of errors, since these are important criteria for choosing an appropriate method in the practice. The lectures aim to provide the information and skills needed for this particular decision-making process.

The students should also gain practice in the numerical processing and evaluation of information derived from basic surveying techniques typically used in civil engineering. They should also gain a basic understanding of the use of public available planning documents (e.g. available control points, real estate data base, cadastral and topographic maps)
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.