Surveying for Architects - VU 2


Elective Course of Elective Module 2 of the Master's Programme Architecture

Instructors : Weinold, Thomas, Dipl.-Ing. Dr.

Lecture       ca. 1 credit hour

Exercise      ca. 1 credit hour

Assessment : e-examination and group grading of reports of the practical exercises


  • Imparting theoretical knowledge to perform a simple survey.
  • Information on the procurment and assessment of plan fundamentals.

Content of lecture:

Theoretical basics:

  • Reference surfaces
  • Coordinate systems
  • Map projections
  • geodetic calculations
  • Reference surfaces of Austria

Surveying methods:

  • 3D polar survey
  • Levelling
  • Trigonometric levelling
  • Profile measurements
  • Tacheometrc online-survey
  • Laser scanning
  • Photogrammetry
  • Mapping of terrain surface
  • Land register
  • Cadastre
  • Partition plan
  • Tirolean building regulations
  • Maps by authority
  • Geoinformation systems

Learning outcome of the exercises:

Ability of execution of basic surveys and their evaluation

Content of exercises:

      • Theodolite: Setting up, free stationing
      • Measurements of angles and distance
      • Tacheometer survey
      • Levelling
      • Setting out
      • Evaluation of measurement by PC
      • Tacheometer online-survey
      • Getting cadastre information

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