Skip to content


Geographical Positioning System 7.5 Credits

Geografiska positioneringssystem
First cycle, L0013B
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2008 Sp 1 - Present
The version indicates the term and period for which this course syllabus is valid. The most recent version of the course syllabus is shown first.

Syllabus established
The plan is established by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 2007-01-31 and is valid from H07.

Last revised
The plan is established by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 2007-01-31 and is valid from H07.

Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G#
Geographic Information Technology
Subject group (SCB)
Geographic Informations Technology and Surveying

Entry requirements

General entry requirements, first cycle

Specific entry

Basic Course in Geographical Information Technology, for example ABL001 or analogous knowledge acquired through other courses or proved practical work.

More information about English language requirements

Course Aim
The students shall be familiar with concepts, terminology and tools related to geographical positioning systems and theirs applications. Further more the students shall understand different techniques for construction of geographical positioning systems and also be able to apply some.

Geographical positioning systems are information systems where geographically related real time information is managed. The course gives an introduction to geographical positioning system and the different techniques that can be involved. Example of such techniques are satellite and ground based positioning systems, serial and network based communication, Further more limitations and possibilities with geographically related real time information presentation is discussed.
• Techniques for positioning; Satellite based positioning techniques (e.g. GPS, dGPS, GLONSS and Galileo). Ground based positioning techniques (e.g. positioning in mobile telephone net, positioning with wireless network, RFID and other existing and future positioning techniques)
• Sensors; In general and for instance silicon based sensors, smart sensors, environment sensors and example of sensors in vehicles
• Applications in the area of geographical real time systems

Lectures, laboratory work and examination on campus or as Internet based distance course. No compulsory lectures.

Assignment reports.

Courses followed through Internet demands access to some sort of broadband.

Folke Stridsman

Transition terms
The course L0013B is equal to ABL035

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2008 Sp 1 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
To be announced.

Course offered by
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering

0001Assignment7.5U G#