Terrain Modelling in Surveying and Civil Engineering

Terrain Modelling in Surveying and Civil Engineering

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Terrain modelling, or digital ground modelling, has been in use for many years. However, the advent of electronic tacheometers, databases and algorithms for the storage and processing of data now enables these techniques to be more widely available. This is an examination of current developments in terrain modelling and its application to civil engineering design, land and hydrographic surveying, development planning and computer visualization for civil and military applications.
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  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 156 x 234mm
  • Thomas Telford Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0727715429
  • 9780727715425

Table of contents

An introduction to terrain modelling - applications and terminology; field data collection for terrain modelling; photogrammetric methods of data acquisition for terrain models; terrain data acquisition and modelling from existing maps; data interpolation and contouring methods; devices for the output and display of digital terrain models; digital terrain modelling and visualization; software for terrain modelling applications; MOSS; MOSS survey developments; surface modelling systems; the applications of terrain modelling of mining surveying; intelligent terrain modelling - the CB Medusa GIS approach; ECLIPSE for estate development; rapid site evaluation using GDS-SITES; creation of terrain models using analytical photogrammetry and their use in civil engineering; digital terrain models and their application in a database system; pro-surveyor - a totally integrated solution to survey, mapping and modelling problems; the role of terrain modelling computer-aided landscape design; graphical display and manipulation of digital cartographic data, in two and three dimensional; choosing a terrain modelling package - a requirements checklist.
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