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Course unit
INP6075206, A.A. 2018/19

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN2291, Degree course structure A.Y. 2016/17, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Industrial Engineering
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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Teacher in charge MASSIMO FABRIS ICAR/06

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses ICAR/06 Topography and Cartography 6.0

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

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2016 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
2 A.A. 2018/19 01/10/2018 30/11/2019 FABRIS MASSIMO (Presidente)
MENIN ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)
1 A.A. 2017/18 01/10/2017 30/11/2018 MENIN ANDREA (Presidente)
FABRIS MASSIMO (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Knowledge of mathematical analysis, physics and statistics.
Target skills and knowledge: The goal of the Course is to provide at students the theoretical, practical and mathematical tools necessary to perform and manage data from surveys finalized to the execution, knowledge and monitoring both for territory and infrastructure, and their inclusion in the national and international reference systems.
In the Course are deepened the theoretical aspects of the different survey topographic methodologies (classical surveys, GPS-GNSS, photogrammetry, LiDAR - ALS and TLS - laser scanning, SAR) and analyzed practical applications in different fields for the management of environmental risks, the mathematical solutions adopted studying also the achieved accuracies. Moreover, are presented the main topographic instruments that are employed in the context of different methodologies, hinting to the mathematical procedures for data processing and the final precisions.
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: overview on principles of Geodesy, Topography and Cartography; instruments for topographic surveying, GPS-GNSS positioning, processing of data acquired.
Principles of photogrammetry and Lidar.
The role of photogrammetry in mapping applications (image acquisition and image measurement). Mathematical relationships between image and object space. Direct and inverse problems of projective and similarity coordinate transformations. Conditions of collinearity and coplanarity. Orientation procedures (Interior, Exterior, Relative and Absolute). Measurement and correction of image coordinates. Stereo-model formation and error analysis. Various mathematical models strip and block adjustments. Project planning. Principles of Lidar: TLS and ALS. Time Of Flight versus based on phase measuring systems. Characteristics of instruments.
Digital Terrain Modelling.
Digital Terrain Modelling (DTM, DEM, DSM, DTMM) concepts and their implementation and applications in geomatics engineering and in the environmental monitoring. Emphasis will be on mathematical techniques used in the acquisition (e.g. photogrammetric data capture, digitized cartographic data sources capturing, other methods: InSAR, and laser altimeters) processing, storage, manipulation, and applications of DTM. Models of DTM (Grids, Contours, and TINS). Surface representation from point data using moving averages, linear projection, and Kriging techniques. Grid resampling methods and search algorithms used in gridding and interpolation. DTM derivatives (slope maps, aspect maps, viewsheds, and watershed). Applications of DTM in volume computation, orthophotos and drainage networks.
High-precisions surveys.
Case studies in high precision surveys in the field of the monitoring of the environmental risks. 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 examples of measurement 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
  • Problem based learning
  • Case study
  • Questioning
  • Problem solving

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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