Course code BūvZ1037

Credit points 3

Engineering Geodesy

Total Hours in Course120

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for laboratory classes32

Independent study hours72

Date of course confirmation23.03.2021

Responsible UnitDepartment of Land Management and Geodesy

Course developer

author lect.

Valdis Veinbergs

Mg. sc. ing.

Course abstract

Students acquire the geodesy application theory and practice for solving various engineering geodesy problems, learn to perform precise measurements for research, design, construction and operation process of civil engineering structures, using as usual as well as the special geodetic instruments and measuring methods.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

• Knowledge of geodetic methods, tools and devices used in the construction of various structures.
• Skills to apply the acquired theoretical knowledge in practice.

• Competences to independently obtain, select and analyze the information necessary for the performance of the necessary geodetic works, and to use it, to make decisions in accordance with their competence and to solve problems related to the work to be performed.

Course Content(Calendar)

1. Type and size of land. Coordinate systems - 2h
2. Orientation. Azimuths, hubs and directional angle - 2h
3. Elevation systems used in engineering geodesy. Plans and maps - 3h
4. Types of geodetic measurements. Angle measurement - 3h
5. Theodolites and their tests - 3h
6. Methods of measuring horizontal and vertical angles. Magnetic azimuth measurement - 4h
7. Determination of perpendiculars. Distance measurement with measuring tapes, stripe rangefinders and electro-optical light rangefinders - 4h
8. Leveling. Level check. Leveling of technical accuracy class - 4h
9. Trigonometric and hydrostatic leveling - 2h
10. Geodetic networks - 1h
11. Horizontal surveying and topographic surveying - 3h
12. Geodetic survey data processing - 2h
13. Compilation of a topographic plan - 6h
14. Determination of distance, angles, coordinates, slope in the topographic plan. Reading the plan - 3h
15. Geodetic inspections of the structure - 4h

16 Performance measurements and preparation of performance measurement plans - 2h

Requirements for awarding credit points

Written exam on the theoretical material acquired in the study course.
All tests and laboratory work must be included.
Successful assessment in the exam.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Students need to independently perform laboratory work, guided by the requirements defined in lectures.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

During the semester, 2 tests are taken. In each test, a total of 4 theoretical questions and one practical task are asked. Up to 5 points can be obtained for each test. Successfully passed test if at least 3 points are obtained. A student is allowed to take an exam if both tests are written successfully. If a student has scored 7 or more points in both tests, he / she can receive an entry without taking the exam with the assessment given in the table or take it to improve the assessment of the exam.
Exam evaluation according to points:
5 Average - 5
6 Almost good - 6
7 good - 7
8 Very good - 8
9 excellent - 9

10 excellent - 10

Compulsory reading

1. Helfriča B., Bīmane I., Kronbergs M., Zuments U. Ģeodēzija. Rīga: LĢIA, 2007. 262 lpp.
2. Клюшин Е.Б., Киселев М.И. и др. Инженерная геодезия. Учебник для вузов. Москва: Изд. Центр « Академия», 2004.
3. Andersons G., Siņajeva R. Autoceļu projektēšana. Jelgava: LLU, 2000. 31 lpp.
4. Noteikumi par Latvijas būvnormatīvu LBN 005-99 "Inženierizpētes noteikumi būvniecībā": MK noteikumi [tiešsaiste]. Pieņemts 02.05.2000. Stājas spēkā 01.06.2000. [Skatīts 06.03.2015.]. Pieejams:

5.Ministru kabineta 2012. gada 24. aprīļa noteikumi Nr. 281 "Augstas detalizācijas topogrāfiskās informācijas un tās centrālās datubāzes noteikumi". Latvijas Vēstnesis, 65, 26.04.2012.


Compulsory Course for the First level professional higher educational programme “Civil Engineering”