Andreas Wieser: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2021

Name Prof. Dr. Andreas Wieser
FieldGeosensorics and Engineering Geodesy
Address
I. f. Geodäsie u. Photogrammetrie
ETH Zürich, HIL D 47.2
Stefano-Franscini-Platz 5
8093 Zürich
SWITZERLAND
Telephone+41 44 633 05 55
E-mailandreas.wieser@geod.baug.ethz.ch
DepartmentCivil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering
RelationshipFull Professor

NumberTitleECTSHoursLecturers
103-0115-AALGeodetic Metrology II
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
5 credits11RA. Wieser
AbstractAdvanced studies of the topics of the lecture "Basics of Geodetic Metrology". Knowing important aspects of the practical use of geodetic sensors and the work flows of metrology. Know-how of coordinate calculation methods and statistical aspects of Geodesy.
ObjectiveAdvanced studies of the topics of the lecture "Basics of Geodetic Metrology". Knowing important aspects of the practical use of geodetic sensors and the work flows of metrology. Know-how of coordinate calculation methods and statistical aspects of Geodesy.
ContentApplication and field tests of geodetic sensors: levelling instruments, tacheometers, GPS, laserscanning; geodetic coordinate calculations: traverses and trigonometric leveling; refraction; introduction to inertial surveying; software tools for data acquisition, data evaluation, preparation and visualisation of measurements
Lecture notesSlides of the regular lecture will be provided (in German), and further reading will be indicated as necessary.
LiteratureWitte B, Sparla P (2015) Vermessungskunde und Grundlagen der Statistik für das Bauwesen. 8. Aufl., Wichmann Verlag (in German)

Uren J, Price WF (2010) Surveying for Engineers. Palgrave Macmillan

A list of references for further reading will be provided.
103-0132-AALGeodetic Metrology Fundamentals
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
6 credits13RA. Wieser
AbstractIntroduction to the most important sensors, operation and calculation methods of Geodetic Metrology
ObjectiveGetting to know the most important sensors, operation and calculation methods of Geodetic Metrology
ContentOverview on the different domains of geodetic metrology
Geodetic instruments and sensors
Determination of 3D-coordinates with GNSS, total sttaion and levelling
Calculation methods of geodetic metrology
Assessment of precision, introduction to variance propagation
Survey and staking-out methods
Lecture notesThe slides of the lecture "Geodätische Messtechnik Grundzüge" (in German) will be provided.
LiteratureWitte B, Sparla P (2015) Vermessungskunde und Grundlagen der Statistik für das Bauwesen. 8. Aufl., Wichmann Verlag (in German)

Uren J, Price WF (2010) Surveying for Engineers. Palgrave Macmillan.
103-0132-00LGeodetic Metrology Fundamentals Restricted registration - show details 6 credits4G + 3PA. Wieser, L. Schmid
AbstractIntroduction to the most important sensors, operation and calculation methods of Geodetic Metrology
ObjectiveGetting to know the most important sensors, operation and calculation methods of Geodetic Metrology
ContentOverview on the different domains of geodetic metrology
Geodetic instruments and sensors
Determination of 3D-coordinates with GNSS, total sttaion and levelling
Calculation methods of geodetic metrology
Assessment of precision, Introduction to variance propagation
Survey and staking-out methods
Lecture notesThe slides of the lectures will be provided as PDF (in German).
LiteratureWitte B, Sparla P (2015) Vermessungskunde und Grundlagen der Statistik für das Bauwesen. 8. Aufl., Wichmann Verlag (in German) - or subsequent edition
Prerequisites / NoticeThe subjects taught during the semester are enhanced by practical application and discussion within the field course. The field course takes place in the first week after the end of the lecture period.
103-0767-00LEngineering Geodesy Lab4 credits3PA. Wieser, V. Frangez
AbstractDevelopment of concepts and solutions for challenging tasks in Engineering Geodesy using real-world examples
ObjectiveThe students learn to develop, assess and realize concepts and solutions for real-world problems in Engineering Geodesy. They advance the knowledge and skills which they have acquired in relation with geodetic metrology, engineering geodesy. They establish links between these subjects. Particular attention is paid to the selection of appropriate sensors and measurement systems, selection of appropriate measurement and data processing methods, end-to-end quality control, fulfillment of non-technical criteria, and to the documentation of the work.
ContentEngineering geodetic network measurements will planned, optimized, carried out and analyzed. The students work in teams. They choose the appropriate instruments and procedures. They determine, which tests and checks are needed and carry them out autonomously. Finally, the network design, the observation schedule, potential impacts affecting the achieved accuracy and the results will be critically evaluated.
Lecture notesPublications and documents are made available as needed depending on the selected tasks.
Literature- Möser, M. et al. (2000): Handbuch Ingenieurgeodäsie, Grundlagen. Wichmann, Heidelberg.
- Heunecke et al. (2013): Handbuch Ingenieurgeodäsie, Auswertung geodätischer Überwachungsmessungen. 2. Aufl., Wichmann, Heidelberg.
- Schofield, W. and Breach, M. (2007): Engineering Surveying. 6th Edition, CRC, Boca Raton, USA.
- Caspary, W.F. (2000): Concepts of Network and Deformation Analysis. School of Geomatic Engineering, The University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Prerequisites / NoticeSuccessful participation in the lab requires knowledge and experiences conveyed within the related course "Engineering Geodesy". Students who have not already passed that course and who are not participating in that course will only be admitted to the lab after discussion with the instructors.

If the timetable of the participants allows it, the 3-hourly lab units will partially be combined to individual full-time units.
103-0798-00LGeodetic Project Course Restricted registration - show details
Number of participants limited to 24.
5 credits9PM. Rothacher, K. Schindler, A. Wieser
AbstractField course with practical geodetic projects (3 weeks)
ObjectiveField course with practical geodetic projects (3 weeks)
ContentSingle-handed treatment of current geodetic projects in small teams. Writing of a technical report with description of the project, calculations, results and interpretations. Possibility to continue the work in a master's thesis or project.
Prerequisites / NoticeThe course takes place bezween June 14 and July 9, 2021. Within this period, 2 weeks of fieldwork in Graubünden are planned. Additionally there will be preparatory work and post-processing carried out in Zurich.
103-0838-00LGeomonitoring and Geosensors4 credits3GA. Wieser, M. Rothacher
AbstractThis course provides an introduction to sensors, measurement techniques and analysis methods for geodetic monitoring of natural structures of local to regional scale like landslides, rock falls, volcanoes and tsunamis. Several case studies will highlight the application of the presented technologies.
ObjectiveUnderstanding the core challenges and proven approaches to monitoring of local and regional deformation; gaining an overview of established measurement and data processing techniques for monitoring geometric changes.
ContentIntroduction to geomonitoring; sensors and measurement technologies: GNSS, TPS, TLS, GB-SAR, geosensor networks, geotechnical monitoring sensors; areal and point-wise deformation monitoring; congruency tests, network deformation analysis, sensitivity, regression and jump detection; estimation of strain tensor, block analysis; case studies.
Lecture notesThe lecture slides and further literature will be made available on the course webpage.
Prerequisites / NoticeStudents should be familiar with geodetic networks, parameter estimation, GNSS and Engineering Geodesy. Students who have not taken the related courses of the ETH curriculum (or equivalent courses at another university) but want to take this course should contact the lecturers beforehand.
103-1115-AALGeodetic Measuring Technology and Laserscanning
Enrolment ONLY for MSc students with a decree declaring this course unit as an additional admission requirement.

Any other students (e.g. incoming exchange students, doctoral students) CANNOT enrol for this course unit.
6 credits4RA. Wieser
AbstractAdvanced topics in geodetic metrology with focus on instrumental and methodic aspects for applications with higher accuracy demands.
ObjectiveThe students acquire enhanced knowledge regarding the operating mode, the application and the limitations of modern geodetic standard instruments. They will be able to properly select, test and apply these instruments for geodetic tasks with higher accuracy requirements. They will get acquainted with the typical workflow from the preparation of the field works to the digital or plotted plan. Finally, the students will be introduced to specific geodetic tasks related to construction and civil engineering.
Content- The geomatics workflow
- Propagation of light in the atmosphere
- The modern total station
- Terrestrial Laserscanning
- Digital levels
- Field tests
- Traverses
- Trigonometric leveling
- Precision leveling
- Route planing and transition curves
Lecture notesDocuments for enhanced study will be provided upon appointment.
LiteratureUren J, Price B (2010) Surveying for Engineers. 5th ed., Palgrave Macmillan.
651-4106-03LGeophysical Field Work and Processing: Preparation and Field Work Information 7 credits3V + 11PC. Schmelzbach, P. Nagy, A. Wieser
AbstractThe 'Preparation' and 'Field Work' parts of 'Geophysical Field Work and Processing' involve the planing and conducting of a near-surface geophysical field campaign using common geophysical techniques to study, for example, archeological remains, internal structures of landslides or aquifers. Students work in small groups, and plan, acquire, process and document a field campaign together.
ObjectiveStudents should acquire the knowledge to (1) design and plan a geophysical survey appropriate for the target of investigation, (2) acquire geophysical data, (3) process the data using state-of-the-art techniques and software, (3) analyze and interpret the results, and (4) write a report according to commercial and scientific standards.
ContentThe course is split into two parts:

1. 'Preparation': Introductory lectures and exercises (lab and field) covering Geographical Information Systems (GIS), surveying, and introductions to the field sites. Participation in the 'Preparation' part is a REQUIREMENT to participate in the 'Field Work' part.

2. 'Field Work': Four-weeks field course. The students work in groups on the following topics:
- Planning and design of a comprehensive geophysical survey
- Data acquisition
- Data processing and inversion
- Interpretation of the results
- Report writing
Lecture notesRelevant reading material, manuals and instructions for all methods of the field course will be handed out to each group at the beginning of the 'Field Work' part (beginning of June).
Prerequisites / NoticeA "pass" (Swiss grade 4.0 or higher) in the written examination of 651-4104-00 V Geophysical Fieldwork and Processing: Methods, is an absolute REQUIREMENT to participate in this course.

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