Surveying Fundamentals and Practices

Series
Prentice Hall
Author
Jerry A. Nathanson / Michael Lanzafama / Philip Kissam  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
6
Language
English
Total pages
360
Pub.-date
July 2010
ISBN13
9780132378345
ISBN
0132378345
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Surveying Fundamentals and Practices
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Description

For courses in introductory surveying offered in most civil technology, construction technology, and architectural technology programs.

 

Surveying Fundamentals and Practices, Sixth Edition, covers up-to-date surveying technology without losing perspective of the need to provide students with a strong foundation in traditional surveying fundamentals. Through clear explanations and applied examples, the text presents the methods of measuring and computing distances, angles, and directions. It provides students with a firm grasp of modern equipment and office and field procedures related to horizontal control surveys, property surveys, topographic surveys, roadway curve calculations, and construction layout surveys. The sixth edition offers students a "user-friendly" text that they will be able to rely on as a meaningful learning tool in class and at home.

Features

For courses in introductory surveying offered in most civil technology, construction technology, and architectural technology programs.

 

Surveying Fundamentals and Practices, Sixth Edition, covers up-to-date surveying technology without losing perspective of the need to provide students with a strong foundation in traditional surveying fundamentals. Through clear explanations and applied examples, the text presents the methods of measuring and computing distances, angles, and directions. It provides students with a firm grasp of modern equipment and office and field procedures related to horizontal control surveys, property surveys, topographic surveys, roadway curve calculations, and construction layout surveys. The sixth edition offers students a "user-friendly" text that they will be able to rely on as a meaningful learning tool in class and at home.

 

Hallmark Features:

 

This text provides students with a sound foundation in surveying:

  • Offers solid review of surveying-related mathematics.
  • Practical examples throughout the text help students learn by doing.
  • The text is effectively organized into Basic Concepts, Equipment/Methods, and Applications.

The text's teaching and learning tools help instructors and students teach and learn more efficiently:

  • Glossary of terms and abbreviations give students quick access to useful reference tools.
  • Each chapter ends with Questions for Review and/or Practice Problems.
  • Solutions to the even-numbered practice problems are included in the Appendix.
  • Solutions to the odd-numbered problems are provided in the online Instructor's Manual.

New to this Edition

Covers construction layout techniques that use electronic equipment, current computer software, and RTK (real time kinematic) field procedures.

  • Builds upon basic surveying concepts and gives students an introduction to applications of electronic technology used in construction surveying practices.  

Describes computer modeling of data files.

  • Gives students an introduction to applications of computer technology used in surveying office procedures. 

Describes LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) for measuring distances.

  • Gives students an introduction to applications of electronic and computer technology for distance measurement.

Includes up-dated descriptions of GPS (global positioning system), GLONASS (global navigation satellite system), and Gaileo (Galileo Radio Navigation Satellite System).

  • Keeps students up-to-date on the latest applications of surveying technology.  

Chapter objectives added at the beginning of each chapter.

  • In addition to the introductory paragraphs preceding the main sections of each chapter, a list of objectives help students focus on the key concepts and skills covered in the chapter.

Table of Contents

PART 1. BASIC CONCEPTS IN SURVEYING.

 

1. Introduction.

2. Measurements and Computations.

3. Basic Mathematics for Surveying.

 

PART 2. SURVEYING EQUIPMENT AND FIELD METHODS.

 

4. Measuring Horizontal Distances.

5. Measuring Vertical Distances.

6. Measuring Angles and Directions.

 

PART 3. SURVEYING APPLICATIONS.

 

7. Horizontal Control Surveys.

8. Property Surveys.

9. Topographic Surveys and Maps.

10. Highway Curves and Earthwork.

11. Construction Surveys.

 

Appendix.

 

A. Traditional Surveying Techniques and Equipment.

B. Units and Conversions.

C. Formulas and Tables.

D. Sources of Additional Information.

E. Glossary.

F. Answers to Even-Numbered Problems.

 

 


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