norsk norsk&engelsk / norwegian&english

Course Description GEO2051 - Survey Adjustment Analysis (2005/2006)

ECTS Credits5
  • GEO1082 - Land Surveying, Basic

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 GPS-based network adjustment software systems
- Deliver appropriate project reports in accordance with current professional standards.


- 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 ā€œā€ and ā€œV/Gā€.
- Analysis of Control Networks to develop transformation parameters
- Simple network simulation computations and analysis

Study MethodsLectures, Group Works, Project Works
AssessmentOral Exam, individually (counts 30%)
Evaluation of Project(s) (counts 70%)
Projects are completed by groups, and defended individually
Grading SystemAlphabetical Scale, A (best) - F (fail)
Course RequirementsReport(s)