Field Data Capture

Module code: GY7711

This module is field-based and is primarily taught intensively over a week.  The module covers a variety of technologies used in the field for capturing primary digital geomatic information. Technologies include Terrestrial Laser Scanning, Total Station surveying, and Structure from Motion photogrammetry.  After a series of introductory lectures and practicals, students will collaborate during the field week to capture data using these state-of-the-art technologies, and then process the data through to 3D representation in a GIS system.  This module is of interest to those students who are interested in geomatics, surveying and 3D modelling of geospatial data for GIS or Remote Sensing.


  • 2 hours of lectures
  • 8 hours of practicals
  • 42 hours of fieldwork
  • 98 hours of independent study


  • Essay (40%)
  • Field report (60%)