Subject of geodesy. Branches of geodesy. Plan and Map. Estonian Base Map. The shape and size of the Earth. Basics of the measurement errors theory. Main geodetic instruments. Point position determination means. Scale. Frames. Orientation of lines. Geometric levelling. Simple levelling. Differential levelling. Checking and adjusting levels. Theodolites, their classification and construction. Measurement of the horizontal and vertical angle. Trigonometric levelling. Geodetic counter task. Computation of the closed traverse. Tachometric survey. Compiling a plan. Construction of contours. Geodetic marking works. Straightening of posts, determination of verticality. Total stations.