Surveying : Principles and Applications

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For freshman-junior level Civil Engineering courses in surveying/geomatics, including photogrammetry and hydrographic surveying.This text presents a clear discussion of surveying principles, and applications for mapping and engineering surveys. It has a good selection of problems that illuminate and reinforce concepts, as well as providing up-to-date information on the latest technological innovations. Real-world emphasis is key to the continued success of this text and the success a student has in understanding surveying concepts. So real world is this text that graduates often arrive for their first day of work carrying it. Suitable for construction, civil technology, civil engineering programs, and general surveying more

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  • Hardback | 756 pages
  • 193 x 243.8 x 33.5mm | 1,356.25g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • 0130995827
  • 9780130995827

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"This text is readable and the examples are apt to be understood easily by students. The questions at the end of each chapter are applicable to what I want to teach the students." - Gary L. Backer, Registered Land Surveyor, Dunwoody Institute, Minneapolis, Minnesota"I consider this book to be a valuable asset to the layout and surveying courses that I teach. The illustrations are great, and the author explains the procedures in a way that is very understandable and practical." - Carl Hillyard, Pennsylvania College of Technologyshow more

Table of contents

I. SURVEYING PRINCIPLES. 1. Basics of Surveying. 2. Distance Measurement-Taping. 3. Leveling. 4. Angles and Directions. 5. Theodolites. 6. Traverse Surveys. 7. Electronic Surveying Measurement. 8. Topographic Surveying and Mapping. 9. Geographic Information Systems (GIS). 10. Control Surveys. 11. Global Positioning Systems (GPS). II. REMOTE SENSING. 12. Remote Sensing. Part A: Satellite Imagery. Part B: Airborne Imagery. III. SURVEYING APPLICATIONS. 13. Highway Curves. 14. Construction Surveys. 15. Land Surveying. 16. Hydrographic Surveys. Appendix A: Random Errors. Appendix B: Trigonometric Definitions and Identities. Appendix C: Glossary. Appendix D: Answers to Selected Chapter Problems. Appendix E: Surveying and Mapping Internet Websites. Appendix F: Examples of Current Geomatics Technology. Appendix G: Typical Field Projects Appendix H: Four-Screw Surveying Instruments. more

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