Course Information
SchoolRural and Surveying Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorChristos Pikridas
Course ID20000887

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Rural and Surveing Engineering

Registered students: 9
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Geodesy and SurveyingCompulsory Courses956
Cadastre, Photogrammetry and CartographyElective Courses956
Transportation and Hydraulic EngineeringElective Courses956

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
General Prerequisites
GPS Geometrical Geodesy and Networks Physical Geodesy
Learning Outcomes
The permananent GPS networks in Greece and its applications on Geodesy and Surveying. The case of Hermes network and other private existed networks. Knowledge of the Real time network techniques in the field and the related coordinates transformations to the Greek Datums.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work in teams
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
GPS Network Applications, Real time Kinematic, Use of GPS for detail Surveying points, Transformation of GPS heights to Orthometric.GPS and quality control.
GPS Networks, RTK GPS, Geoid undulation, Estimation algorithms
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Use of various GPS software packages. Use and applications of various receiver firmware in thee Field applications.
Course Organization
Student Assessment
Written final exam. Oral examination including project presentation.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Α. Φωτίου και Χ. Πικριδάς 2012. GPS Γεωδαιτικές Εφαρμογές. 2η έκδοση, Εκδόσεις Ζήτη. ISBN: 978-960-456-346-3. Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 22768688
Additional bibliography for study
1.Katsampalos, K., C. Kotsakis, M. Gianniou 2009. Hellenic Terrestrial Reference System 2007 (HTRS07): a regional densification of ETRS89 over Greece in support of HEPOS. EUREF 2009 Symposium, Florence, Italy, 27-30 May 2.Pikridas C., V.D. Andritsanos, A. Fotiou, D. Rossikopoulos, I.N. Tziavos 2002. Computing Orthometric Heights and Controlling their Quality by GPS and Local Geoid in Northern Greece. Proceedings of the European Navigation Conference – GNSS2002, Copenhagen, Denmark, 27-30 May 3.Fotiou A., C. Pikridas, D. Rossikopoulos S. Spatalas, V. Tsioukas and S.Katsougiannopoulos 2010. The Hermes GNSS NtripCaster of AUTh. Bulletin of Geodesy and Geophysics, former “Bollettino di Geodesia e Scienze Affini”, vol. LXIX, No.1, pp.35-43. 4.Fotiou A., C. Pikridas 2008. Evaluation of the potential accuracy of real time GPS positioning using the internet. Proceedings of the International Symposium on Modern Technologies, Education and Professional Practice in Geodesy and Related Fields, Sofia, Bulgaria, 6 - 7 November, pp.111-117. 5.Andritsanos V.D., A.Fotiou, E.Paschalaki, C.Pikridas, D.Rossikopoulos and I.N.Tziavos 2000. Local Geoid Computation and Evaluation. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Vol. 25, No 1, pp.63-69. 6.Tziavos I.N., and V.D. Andritsanos, 1998. Recent Geoid Computations for the Hellenic Area. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Vol. 24, No 1, pp.91-96.
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