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Code: EGEO3001     Acronym: EGEO3001     Level: 300

Classification Keyword
OFICIAL Surveying Engineering

Instance: 2018/2019 - 1S

Active? Yes
Responsible unit: Department of Geosciences, Environment and Spatial Plannings
Course/CS Responsible: First Degree in Chemistry

Cycles of Study/Courses

Acronym No. of Students Study Plan Curricular Years Credits UCN Credits ECTS Contact hours Total Time
L:B 0 Official Study Plan 3 - 6 56 162
L:CC 0 Plano de estudos a partir de 2014 2 - 6 56 162
L:F 0 Official Study Plan 2 - 6 56 162
L:G 0 study plan from 2017/18 2 - 6 56 162
L:M 0 Official Study Plan 2 - 6 56 162
L:Q 0 study plan from 2016/17 3 - 6 56 162

Teaching Staff - Responsibilities

Teacher Responsibility
Dalmiro Jorge Filipe Maia
Ana Cláudia Moreira Teodoro

Teaching - Hours

Theoretical classes: 2,00
Laboratory Practice: 2,00
Type Teacher Classes Hour
Theoretical classes Totals 1 2,00
Dalmiro Jorge Filipe Maia 2,00
Laboratory Practice Totals 1 2,00
Ana Cláudia Moreira Teodoro 2,00

Teaching language

Suitable for English-speaking students


Understand the basic concepts of GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems).

Learn how to autonomously operate a GNSS receiver, from its programming for the acquisition of data in the field to the obtainment of coordinates, including processing the observations in the lab.

Identify sources of data and information  available for the support to field surveys and subsquent data processing .

The practical component is target more for the use of GPS due to the availability of equipment.

Learning outcomes and competences

To be able to autonomously use GPS for georreferencing points in topographic surveys.

Identify the more adequate observation methodology and processing mode in different types of applications



Working method


Pre-requirements (prior knowledge) and co-requirements (common knowledge)

- Elementary knowledge of Reference Systems

- Orbits



Introduction the global positioning techniques: evolution and basic concepts.

Global Positioning Satellite Systems. Actual GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite Systems) and main characteristics: components; orbits; signals.

The GPS system: description, principles and type of observables.

Error sources that can affect GPS observations.

GPS positions determination.

Processing of teh observations. Measurements combination to minimize the errors.

Methodologies for using the system: absolute, relative and DGPS positioning.

Practical aspects of acquiring georeferenced information with GPS: planning field surveys and procedures to adopt in the field surveys.

Use of permanent reference networks.

The concept of Virtual Reference Statio.

Applications of GNSS.

Mandatory literature

• Hofmann-Wellenhof, B., H. Lichtenegger, and E. Wasle; GNSS – Global Navigation Satellite Systems: GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, and more, 2008
Leick, A. ; GPS - Satellite Surveying

Complementary Bibliography

Elliott Kaplan & J. Hegarty ; Understanding GPS: Principles and Applications
Seeber, G. ; Satellite Geodesy

Teaching methods and learning activities

Lectures of theoretical exposition. Execution of practical works involving field surveys and posterior  position determination by processing the GPS measurements using commercial software.

 Assessment: distributed, with final exam and presentations and reports of practical work (60%, 40%).



Trimble Business Center

Evaluation Type

Distributed evaluation with final exam

Assessment Components

designation Weight (%)
Exame 60,00
Trabalho laboratorial 40,00
Total: 100,00

Amount of time allocated to each course unit

designation Time (hours)
Frequência das aulas 100,00
Total: 100,00

Eligibility for exams

In the theoretical-practical classes the students cannot exced the maximum of absences establish


Calculation formula of final grade

Final examination (E) and Presentations and Report of the practical work (TP)

Formula Evaluation:

FINAL = 0.6*E + 0.4*TP where:

E: Writen Examination, TP: Assessment of the Presentations and Report

Minimum: 50% (7/14) in the writen examination and 50% (3/6) in the Presentations and Report


NOTE: Final marks above 15 are only be given after a complementary oral examination.

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