For courses in Geomatics/Surveying.Divided into three parts-Fundamentals, Remote Sensing, and Engineering Applications-this state-of-the-art exploration of the theory and applications of geomatics recognizes the expansion and advances in the field and the broadening of the allied disciplines that have a direct interest in the newest technological approaches to geo-data collection, processing, analysis, management, and presentation. Exceptionally well-written by an author with many years of practical experience in both teaching and surveying, it covers both traditional topics in surveying and the more recently developed topics in geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning (GPS) and airborne imagery, together with satellite imagery (remote sensing)-all with a focus on applications of interest in the fields of civil, surveying, and geological engineering, physical geography, environmental, natural resources, etc.
- Hardback | 589 pages
- 213.36 x 269.24 x 27.94mm | 1,451.49g
- 08 Apr 2002
- Pearson Education (US)
- United States
Back cover copy
Intended for technicians, constructors, and engineers seeking a broad introduction to surveying, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Geographic Positioning Systems (GPS), this new text by Barry Kavanagh offers the needed coverage in a well-written presentation of principles and applications. "Some of the key features include: "Emphasis on the use of computer applications as a key tool in bringing together the diverse subjects covered in the book.The heavy use of illustrations helps the reader visualize the concepts and apply them to real-world situations.Extensive coverage of remote sensing methods.
Table of contents
I. FUNDAMENTALS. 1. An Introduction to Geomatics. 2. Distance Measurement-Taping. 3. Electronic Distance Measurement (EDM). 4. Leveling. 5. Angles and Directions. 6. Transits/Theodolites. 7. Traverse Surveys. 8. Electronic Surveying Measurements. 9. Topographic Surveying and Mapping. 10. Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 11. Global Positioning Systems (GPS). 12. Control Surveys. 13. Land Surveying. II. REMOTE SENSING. 14. Airborne Imagery. 15. Satellite Imagery. III. ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS. 16. Highway Curves. 17. Construction Surveys. APPENDICES. A. Random Errors. B. Trigonometric Definitions and Identities. C. Glossary. D. Answers to Selected Problems. E. Internet Websites. F. Examples of Modern Technology. G. Typical Field Projects. Index.
"A major strength of this book is the union of the more recent information technology aspects of the field with the traditional methods of surveying." - Dr. Alan Stabler, University of North Carolina at Charlotte