The course aims to provide knowledge and skills in the field of topographic survey for cartographic purposes, control and testing. To this end, the student will apply the knowledge acquired, individually and in groups, both through numerical exercises and by carrying out a topographic survey in groups.
At the end of the course, therefore, the student is expected to:
know the types and characteristics of measurement errors;
can evaluate the order of magnitude of the results of a topographic calculation;
can calculate the precision of quantities calculated from measured quantities;
knows the fundamentals for designing a control network (from the choice of instruments to the simulation of the expected precision)
know and know how to apply methods for verifying the tolerances of a survey (in particular of leveling nets)
know and know how to apply statistical tests to verify hypotheses on the movements over time of controlled points.
can carry out group activities including both the preparation of spreadsheets and instrumental surveying activities in the countryside with calculation of coordinates, compensation of measurements, presentation of results in graphical form and summary technical report