Statistical Methods in Surveying and Mapping


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Students must have a bachelor degree in Surveying, Planning and Land Management or a bachelor degree with a similar content.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

To give the students thorough knowledge of statistical methods in surveying and mapping.

Students who complete the course module must:

Learning objectives


  • be knowledgeable about statistical concepts and achieve an understanding of the statistical way of thinking.
  • be knowledgeable about the method of least squares applied to reliability assessment blunder detection, and deformation analysis.
  • be knowledgeable about least squares adjustment


  • be able to master and evaluate statistical methods in relation to surveying and mapping.


  • be able to master general skills required to solve typical statistical tasks in relation to surveying and mapping.

Type of instruction

The module consists of a number of educational elements that support the achievement of the module objective.



Name of examStatistical Methods in Surveying and Mapping
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
Permitted aids
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleStatistiske metoder i landmåling og kortlægning
Module codePGLLANK15203
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Planning and Surveying
DepartmentDepartment of Planning
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design