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Course unit
INP5070441, A.A. 2018/19

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0517, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track GEOTECNICA [001PD]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GEOMATICS
Department of reference Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge MASSIMO FABRIS ICAR/06

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/06 Topography and Cartography 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 72 153.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2018/19 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2018 01/10/2018 15/03/2020 FABRIS MASSIMO (Presidente)
ACHILLI VLADIMIRO (Membro Effettivo)
MENIN ANDREA (Supplente)

Prerequisites: Knowledge of basic survey methods, topography and cartography.
Target skills and knowledge: The goal of the Course is to provide at students the theoretical and practical tools necessary to perform surveys finalized to the execution, knowledge, recovery, restoration and monitoring of Civil Engineering works and ground deformations, and their inclusion in the national and international reference systems.
Examination methods: Oral examination. Through the oral examamination, the assessment of the learning outcomes of the Course topics by the student is assessed in the best way, together with the ability of the student to solve important practical problems using the 'tools' acquired during the Course.
Assessment criteria: The evaluation is performed on the basis of the knowledge and abilities acquired by the student, from the ability to identify suitable solutions to solve practical surveys problems, to that demonstrate mastery with the different topics of the Course.
Course unit contents: Introduction in Geomatics (principles of Topography, Cartography, surveying, and GNSS).

Acquisition of 3-D data:
Photogrammetry: aerial, terrestrial, UAV, satellite acquisitions. Mathematical relationships between image and object space. Direct and inverse problems of projective and similarity coordinate transformations. Conditions of collinearity and coplanarity. Orientation procedures (Inner, Exterior, Relative and Absolute). Measurement and correction of image coordinates. Aerial triangulation. Image matching, structure from motion. Stereo-model generation and error analysis. Various mathematical models strip and block adjustments. Project planning;
LiDAR: working principles. ALS (Airborne Laser Scanning) and TLS (Terrestrial Laser Scanning). Time Of Flight versus based on phase measuring systems. Data management, full waveform data Interpretation. Characteristics of instruments and sensors. UAV systems.
Co-registration of 3-D data in Local or Global reference systems. Georeferencing.

Surface representation:
Digital Terrain Modelling (DTM, DEM, DSM, DHM, DTMM…) concepts and their implementation and applications in geomatics engineering and other disciplines. Emphasis will be on mathematical techniques used in the acquisition (e.g. photogrammetric data capture, digitized cartographic data sources capturing, other methods: SAR, and LiDAR), processing, storage and manipulation of DTM. Models of DTM (GRIDs, Contours and TINs), interpolation and extrapolation. Surface representation from point data using linear projection, IDW (Inverse Distance Weighing) and Kriging techniques. GRID resampling methods and search algorithms used in gridding and interpolation.

DTM derivatives (slope maps, aspect maps, viewsheds and watershed). Filtering algorithms for feature, edge, contour extraction. Applications of DTM in volume computation and drainage networks. Multi-temporal and multi-resolution DEM, DSM, DTM, DTMM: integration, interpolation and co-registration for monitoring applications.
Geomorphological operations and classification. Image rectification and orthophotos generation. Monitoring of buildings and infrastructure damaged. Monitoring of landslides, volcanic areas, subsidence, coastal erosion and evaluation of hydro-geological risks with geomatics data.
Multi-temporal and multi-resolution spatial representation and analysis.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lessons.
Presentation and description of the topographic instruments and educational software for the processing of acquired data; examples of measurement and processing with the involvement of the students.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Laboratory
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)
  • Kaltura (desktop video shooting, file loading on MyMedia Unipd)

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