Setting Out, Advanced
2014-2015 - GEO3061 - 10 ECTS


  • GEO1xxx Basic Land Surveying 1
  • GEO1201 Basic Land Surveying 2
  • GEO1xxx Basic Land Surveying 3

On the basis of

  • GEO2121 - Digital Terrain Modelling
  • GEO2151 - Survey Adjustment Analysis

Expected learning outcomes

Further development of the knowledge acquired during earlier land surveying courses:
- From setting out layout design through all phases to quality control and documentation, including interpretation of technical drawings
- Understanding construction site contracts
- Gain experience in the use of setting out instrumentation and software
- Understand the principles of machine guidance systems


- Setting out layout design
- Interpretation of drawings
- Understanding contracts
- Practical exercises
- relevant computer programs

Teaching Methods

Project work

Form(s) of Assessment

Evaluation of Project(s)

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

Evaluation of Project(s) (evaluated by lecturer)
4 Project Assignments

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

- Coursework is evaluated by lecturer(s)
- External moderators regularly assist in reviewing content and evaluating arrangements for grading assessment.

Re-sit examination

By agreement with the responsible lecturer

Coursework Requirements

Excursion(s) (must have been approved by lecturer)

Teaching Materials

Course Notes:
- Godager, B. (2008) Utstikking på bygg og anlegg
- Godager, B.& Preiss, G. (2004) Nøyaktighetslære og utjevningslære

Other Materials:
- Contract information and drawings from a construction site (case)
- Handbooks for PC programs og elektronic field notebooks
- Published national standards
- User Manuals for the "Road Runner", "Gemini Oppmåling" and "GIS-Line" software systems
- Miscellaneous distributed materials and notes