Course Name: Higher Surveying

Course abstract

Conventional survey techniques are all about measuring 2D or 3D coordinates of a point for mapping of a surface. Though accurate, these techniques are time consuming for topographic mapping. With development of various hard and soft technologies in last two decades, advanced mapping techniques have evolved. It gives a paradigm shift as conventional surveys are superseded by advanced surveying techniques, which are not only accurate and flexible but require minimum time to acquire large amount of 3D data. Therefore, these techniques have been extensively used in many areas of engineering by students, researchers, and industries. On the other hand, the fundamental concepts of most of the advanced surveying techniques are not clear to all users. This course on Higher Surveying discusses about the modern techniques of advanced surveying, their fundamental concepts, data acquisition, data processing, and applications.

Course Instructor

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Dr Ajay Dashora

Dr Ajay Dashora is a faculty member in Earth Science Group of Dept of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati. He completed his Masters and PhD degrees in Geoinformatics discipline from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. While pursuing his academics, he worked extensively on modern surveying techniques, like GPS, Photogrammetry, and LiDAR for topographic mapping. For research and teaching of modern surveying techniques for mapping at IIT Guwahati, he has been conducting various field related activities that require modern surveying technologies. His main interests are to develop low cost 3D mapping methods.
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Teaching Assistant(s)

U chandrasekhar

Btech (Civil Engineering)


Dhritilekha Deka In Civil Engineering





 Course Duration : Jul-Oct 2018

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 Enrollment : 18-Apr-2018 to 30-Jul-2018