Course Details

Geodesy

Academic Year 2022/23

BEA001 course is part of 4 study plans

BPC-SI Winter Semester 1st year

BPC-MI Winter Semester 1st year

BPA-SI Winter Semester 1st year

BKC-SI Winter Semester 1st year

The importance of geodesy in civil engineering. Coordinate systems, reference frames and vertical datum in Czech republic and EU.
Angle-, distance-, height measurements, geodetic calculations. Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS).
Methods of spatial data collecting - surveying, GNSS, terrestrial and airborne laser scanning, mobile mapping systems.
Setting out of structures, check measurements, determination of displacements and deformations, special measurements.
Cadastre of real estates, retrieval of informations from cadastre.
Cartography, state map series, geographical information systems (GIS), building information model (BIM).

Course Guarantor

prof. Ing. Viliam Vatrt, DrSc.

Institute

Institute of Geodesy

Objective

Fundamentals of geodesy for civil engineering

Knowledge

Student gets acquainted with fundamentals of geodesy for civil engineering

Syllabus

1. The role of geodesy in civil engineering. History. Shape and dimensions of the Earth, reference bodies. Units.
2. Geodetic horizontal control. Angle and distance measurements. Coordinate systems and reference frames. Basic coordinate calculations.
3. Vertical control. Methods for measuring of heights. Digital Terrain Model.
4. Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), applications in surveying, machine control.
5. Methods of spatial data collecting - polar method, orthogonal method, GNSS RTK.
6. Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
7. Terrestrial and airborne laser scanning, mobile mapping systems.
8. Geodetic works in the project preparation phase. Project setting out. Check measurements. As-built surveying of structures.
9. Determination of displacements and deformations of buildings.
10. Geodetic works in the construction of roads, railways, tunnels and bridges. Special measurements in industry. Determination of areas and volumes.
11. Cadastre of real estates. Implementation of changes in the cadastre, sketches, defining the boundary. Inspection of the cadastre.
12. Basics of Cartography. State map series in Czech Republic.
13. Geographic information systems, information model of a building. Examples of solving specified geodetic tasks.

Prerequisites

Basic of mathematics, trigonometric functions.

Corequisites

The student should have basic knowledge of physics and mathematics, knowledge from studying at secondary building technical schools is welcome .

Language of instruction

Czech, English

Credits

3 credits

Semester

winter

Forms and criteria of assessment

course-unit credit and examination

Specification of controlled instruction, the form of instruction, and the form of compensation of the absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Offered to foreign students

To offer to students of all faculties

Course on BUT site

https://www.vut.cz/en/students/courses/detail/252752

Lecture

13 weeks, 2 hours/week, elective

Syllabus

1. The role of geodesy in civil engineering. History. Shape and dimensions of the Earth, reference bodies. Units.
2. Geodetic horizontal control. Angle and distance measurements. Coordinate systems and reference frames. Basic coordinate calculations.
3. Vertical control. Methods for measuring of heights. Digital Terrain Model.
4. Global navigation satellite systems (GNSS), applications in surveying, machine control.
5. Methods of spatial data collecting - polar method, orthogonal method, GNSS RTK.
6. Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing.
7. Terrestrial and airborne laser scanning, mobile mapping systems.
8. Geodetic works in the project preparation phase. Project setting out. Check measurements. As-built surveying of structures.
9. Determination of displacements and deformations of buildings.
10. Geodetic works in the construction of roads, railways, tunnels and bridges. Special measurements in industry. Determination of areas and volumes.
11. Cadastre of real estates. Implementation of changes in the cadastre, sketches, defining the boundary. Inspection of the cadastre.
12. Basics of Cartography. State map series in Czech Republic.
13. Geographic information systems, information model of a building. Examples of solving specified geodetic tasks.

Exercise

13 weeks, 2 hours/week, compulsory

Syllabus

1.–3. Theodolite, angle measurements and setting out.
4.–5. Leveling, height measurements and setting out.
6.–8. Introduction to the work with measuring instruments used on construction sites. Straight line, horizontal plane and inclined plane setting out, distance measurements.
9. Collection of background data for the project preparation phase.
10. Basic coordinate calculations.
11.–13. Setting out drawings. As-built surveying of structures.