Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • must have knowledge on Geodetic infrastructure (ITRS, ITRF, ETRS and ETRF) including relevant geodetic observation and calculation methods

  • must have knowledge on GNSS including strategies for error reduction in observations, as well as geophysical corrections

  • must have knowledge on various height systems and their definitions

  • must have knowledge on relevant mathematical and statistical tools


  • must be able to use software or online services to perform GNSS baseline and precise point position processing

  • must be able to perform reference frame transformations

  • must be able to correct for intraplate deformations caused by e.g. imperfections in realisation, postglacial rebound, and earthquakes

  • must be able to transform between different height systems


  • must be able to judge the effect of choosing between different GNSS processing strategies

  • must be able to choose observation and processing methods to obtain the best tie to a given reference frame and/or height system

Type of instruction

Lectures, workshops, seminars, assignments, presentations.



Name of examPositioning
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 titlePositionering
Module codePLLANK20104
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Planning and Surveying
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design