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Course unit
INP5070441, A.A. 2019/20

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
IN0517, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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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 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
1 2019 01/10/2019 15/03/2020 FABRIS MASSIMO (Presidente)
MENIN ANDREA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Extensive 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, recovery, restoration 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, photogrammetry, laser scanning) and analyzed practical applications in different fields, the mathematical solutions adopted studying also the achieved accuracies. Moreover, are presented and used 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.
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 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 other disciplines. 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.
Instrument systems and procedures for high-precision surveys: precise levels, high-precision total stations. High-precision industrial surveys: computation of three-dimensional orientations and rotations by autoreflection and autocollimation; computation of three-dimensional coordinates and coordinate changes by total station methods, scale bar on target methods, digital camera methods, laser scanner methods; systematic errors and their control; geometric form fitting. Case studies in high precision surveys.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Frontal lessons, description of topographic optical-mechanical and digital instruments and principles of data processing with specific software.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lecture notes.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)