Level  Undergraduate

ECTS Credits  5

Duration  Spring 
Language  Norwegian

Prerequisite(s)   GEO1082  Land Surveying, Basic

Aim  On completion of this course, students will have acquired a good practical understanding of the processes involved in adjusting networks of observations of different types using the Least Squares Method.
Students will be able to:
 Carry out a Least Squares Adjustment of a set of observations
 Analyse the quality of the observations, of the available data, and of the results
 Use the standard Norwegian network adjustment software systems
 Use standard GPSbased network adjustment software systems
 Deliver appropriate project reports in accordance with current professional standards.

Content   Theory of Adjustment by the method of Least Squares
 Formation of Observation Equations in different situations
 Weighting of Observation Equations
 Techniques for the solution of large sets of linear equation, including the use of simple matrix algebra
 Detection of observational errors in control networks
 Statistics, reliability testing, quality control and analysis
 Reporting
 Land survey software systems āā and āV/Gā.
 Analysis of Control Networks to develop transformation parameters
 Simple network simulation computations and analysis

Study Methods  Lectures, Group Works, Project Works 
Assessment  Oral Exam, individually (counts 30%) Evaluation of Project(s) (counts 70%) Projects are completed by groups, and defended individually 
Grading System  Alphabetical Scale, A (best)  F (fail)

Course Requirements  Report(s) . 