122.427 Topographic Models
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2020S, VO, 2.0h, 2.5EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.5
  • Type: VO Lecture

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to specify topographic information and sources for its derivation and to compare the advantages and disadvantages of different acquisition methods. They can explain methods for the automatic derivation of topographic information and categorize interpolation methods for curves and surfaces. Students can recognize properties of topographic products and assign them to the methods used. They can justify the choice of a measurement and processing method for deriving topographic information. Students can describe visualization methods for terrain models and explain the quality and production of ortho photos. Students can analyze given tasks for obtaining spatial information and suggest suitable methods.

Subject of course

  • Categories of topographic information
  • Graphs and associated algorithms for topographic information
  • Curve and surface interpolation, including Kriging
  • Data structures for digital terrain models and data reduction
  • Terrain models from airborne laser scanning and InSAR
  • Building models from point clouds
  • Production of orthophotos and their quality
  • Application examples in hydraulics, vegetation studies, or GIS

Teaching methods

  • blackboard
  • slides
  • discussion with students


Mode of examination




Course dates

Tue11:00 - 12:3003.03.2020 - 10.03.2020Sem.R. DA grün 02 C starts at 11:00
Topographic Models - Single appointments
Tue03.03.202011:00 - 12:30Sem.R. DA grün 02 C starts at 11:00
Tue10.03.202011:00 - 12:30Sem.R. DA grün 02 C starts at 11:00

Examination modalities

oral exams

Students are asked to describe methods, to evaluate and compare them.

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
02.03.2020 00:00 28.06.2020 00:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 221 Geodesy and Geoinformation 6. Semester


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