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Applied Aerial Photographic Techniques for Landscape analysis

Through the course you will learn how to handle, process and interpret photogrammetric aerial image data in digital environment.

The course is technical and at the same time practically oriented and deals with applied landscape analysis from an aerial view perspective with a focus on data, methods and skill training. These knowledge and skills are in demand by consulting companies and authorities, mainly municipalities. The course deals with theory for, as well as processing and interpretation of, photogrammetric aerial image data in combination with other spatial data for applied landscape analysis. The course includes the production and use of various photogrammetric and cartographic data to create appropriate workflows and prerequisites for analysis where aerial photographic interpretation in 3D is included. The course provides training in the handling of digital photogrammetric 3D systems in connection with GIS.

The course is part of Master's Programme in Landscape Ecology but can also be read as a separate course.

  • Course structure

    Teaching format

    Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, exercises and field trips.


    For details see syllabus.

    Plagiarism and regulations for disciplinary matters

    As a student you must be conscientious about clearly accounting for the material used in the texts that are submitted for examination. To use another person’s expressions or ideas without stating the source is plagiarism. To translate and/or change some words in someone else’s text and present it as your own is also a form of plagiarism. Plagiarism is considered cheating and if discovered in an exam or paper, the exam or paper will be failed immediately and disciplinary measures may be taken.

    Any student who is caught cheating or disrupting academic activities may be suspended from lectures and exams for a period of up to six months. The Vice Chancellor or the Disciplinary Council decide whether the student is to be subject to any disciplinary measures. 

    Read more about the rules and regulations here: Governing documents relating to education.


    Helle Skånes

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

  • Contact

    Registration is normally done at the beginning of each semester. 

    Student office
    Lena Åkerblom

    Study counsellor
    Maria Damberg

    Course responsible
    Helle Skånes