Nowadays, ICT smart technologies play an important role in geomatics field, in particular for data acquisition, positioning and mapping. In the smart community, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) such as GPS, GLONASS and Galileo became a fundamental tool to know the position of the users and their behavior.
Modern smart devices include this technology as well as inertial platforms digital and thermal cameras, and communication interfaces, that can be used for data collection and processing. In the course “ICT for geomatics: Navigation and maps
”, starting from the basics of the GNSS receiver signal processing it is explained “how” a GNSS receiver works, “how” it is developed and “how” to improve its performance.
The GNSS receiver is part of the geomatics applications together with the Geographic Information System (GIS) that is introduced in the second part of the course. GNSS receives and ICT solutions for positioning, both in static and kinematic mode, are introduced through labs and practical experiences on the field Methodologies, approaches, techniques will be explained, even realizing a survey on the field. In the last part of the course, we focus on the mapping method based on ICT technologies, mainly based on GIS solution.
During the course, we explain how to visualize the data acquired, to import a digital map and to share these pieces of information. As an example of the experimental activities performed, the students of ICT for Geomatics in the above reported figure are using GNSS receivers, validating distance measurements to verify receiver accuracy.