Course detail

Geodesy III

FAST-GE07Acad. year: 2020/2021

Theoretical principals and application of transformations in plane and space. Special directional measurement - gyroskopic and magnetic measurement. Centering of directions and distances. Principles, Measurement and processing of GPS/GLONASS. Survey of underground line and object, including their location.


Institute of Geodesy (GED)

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student gets overview of transformation, acquaintances with basic principles and methods of measurement and orientation of geodetic networks, gyroskopic and magnetic measurement and basic of space geodesy.


Fundamental knowledge of mathematics, geometry and physics. Knowlendge of basic geodetic measurement and computation.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Abelovič,J a kol.: Meranie v geodetických sietach. Alfa Bratislava, 1990. (SK)
James M. Anderson, Edward M. Mikhail: Surveying, Theory and Practice. WCB McGraw - Hill, 1998. (EN)
Nevosád, Z. Vitásek, J. Bureš, J.: Geodézie IV. CERM Brno, 2002. (CS)
Heribert Kahmen: Angewandte Geodasie Vermessungs-kunde. Walter de Gruyter and Co., Berlin, 2006. (DE)
Nevosád.Z: Geodézie VII. VA Brno, 1993. (CS)
Nevosád, Z. Vitásek,J.: Geodézie I. CERM Brno, 1999. (CS)
Vitásek,J. Nevosád, Z. Soukup, F.: Geodézie II. VUTIUM Brno, 1999. (CS)
Nevosád, Z. Vitásek, J.: Geodézie III. VUTIUM Brno, 2000. (CS)
Paul R. Wolf, Charles D. Ghilani.: Elementary surveying an introduction to geomatics. Upper Saddle River, NJ : Prentice-Hall, 2002. (EN)
Fišer Z., Vondrák J.: Mapování II. CERM Brno, s. r. o., 2004. (CS)
Ježo J., Sokol Š., Vybíral P.: Geodézia II, Elektronické meranie dľžok. STU v Bratiskave, Stavebná fakulta, 2005. (SK)
Foral J., Vondrák J.: Geodetická příručka - část I, úhly, délky a výšky. Ing. Tomáš Šváb - GEFIS, Valašské Meziříčí, 2007. (CS)
Foral J., Kalvoda P., Kratochvíl R., Šváb T., Vondrák J.: Geodetická příručka, část II, výpočty, mapy, katastr nemovitostí, fotogrammetrie, GPS. Ing. Šváb Tomáš - GEFIS, Karafiátova 1313, Valašské Meziříčí, 2008. (CS)

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Not applicable.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

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Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.

Course curriculum

1. Trigonometric leveling
2. Two-dimensional conformal transformation. Calculation of transformation parameters by LSQ adjustment.
3. Helmert's, affine and projective transformations. Correction transformed coordinates weighted average method
4. Three-dimensional conformal transformation. Rotating matrices. Calculation of transformation parameters by LSQ adjustment.
5. Basics of GNSS - GPS, GLONAS and more.
6. GNSS signals, navigation message correction measurements.
7. Equation of the code and phase measurements. Solution of the autonomous positioning
8. Differential and linear combinations of code and phase measurements - principles and purpose
9.Differential GNSS systems, GNSS Applications
10. Selected methods of orientation - gyro measurements. Conversion of azimuth into bearing.
11. Selected methods of directional orientation - magnetic measurements.
12. Finding the lost points with known coordinates
13. Further development of technologies in geodesy.


Getting an overview of problems in transformation. Acquaintance with basic principles and methods of measurement and orientation of geodetic networks. Gyroskopic and magnetic measurement. Basic methods of space geodesy.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

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

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme B-K-C-GK Bachelor's

    branch GI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

  • Programme B-P-C-GK Bachelor's

    branch GI , 2. year of study, winter semester, 5 credits, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer