Surveying Principles and Applications

ISBN-10: 0131188623

ISBN-13: 9780131188624

Edition: 7th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Barry F. Kavanagh

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List price: $117.00
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 816
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.080
Language: English

Surveying Principles
Basics of Surveying
Surveying Defined
Types of Surveys
Classes of Surveys
Surveying Instrumentation
Overview of a Modern Surveying Data System - The Science of Geomatics
Survey Geographic Reference
Survey Grid Reference
Survey Legal Reference
Survey Vertical Reference
Distance Measurement
Units of Measurement
Location Methods
Accuracy and Precision
Accuracy Ratio
Field Notes
Field Management
Distance Measurement
Methods of Distance measurement
Distance Measurement - General
Other Indirect Measuring Ttechniques
Gunterrsquo;s Chain
Taping Accessories
Taping Techniques
Standard Conditions for the Use of Steel Tapes
Taping Corrections, General
Systematic Slope Corrections
Erroneous Tape Length Corrections
Temperature Corrections
Invar Steel tapes
Tension and Sag Corrections
Random Errors Associated With Systematic Taping Errors
Random Taping Errors
Techniques for Ordinary Taping Precision
Mistakes in Taping
Electronic Distance Measurement
Electronic Angle Measurement
Principles of Electronic Distance Measurement (EDM)
EDM Instrument Characteristics
EDM Instrument Accuracies
EDM Instrument Operation
Geometry of EDM Measurements
EDM Without Reflecting Prisms Questions Problems
General Background
Theory of Differential Leveling
Curvature and Refraction
Types of Surveying Levels
Leveling Rods
Definitions for Differential Leveling
Techniques of Leveling
Benchmark Leveling (Vertical Control Surveys)
Profile and Cross-Section Leveling
Reciprocal Leveling
Peg Test
Three-Wire Leveling
Trigonometric Leveling
Level Loop Adjustments
Suggestions for Rod Work
Suggestions for Instrument Work
Mistakes in Leveling Problems
Angles and Directions
General background
Reference Directions for Vertical Angles
Horizontal Angles
Relationships Between Bearings and Angles
Reverse Directions
Azimuth Computations
Bearing Computations
Comments on Bearings and Azimuths
Magnetic Direction Problems
General Background
Electronic Theodolite
Theodolite Set-up
Repeating Optical Theodolite
Angle measurement With an Optical Theodolite
Direction Optical Theodolites
Angles Measured with a Direction Theodolite
Geometry of the Theodolite and Total Station
Adjustment of the Theodolite and Total Station
Laying Off Angles
Prolonging a Straight Line (Double-Centering)
Bucking-in (also known as interlining and balancing-in)
Intersection of Two Straight Lines
Prolonging a Measured Line by Triangulation Over an Obstacle
Prolonging a Line Past an Obstacle Questions
Traverse Surveys
General Background
Open Traverse
Closed Traverse
Balancing Angles
Latitudes and Departures
Computation of Latitudes and Departures
Traverse Precision and Accuracy
Traverse Adjustments
Compass Rule Adjustment
Effects of Traverse adjustments on the Original Data
Omitted Measurements
Rectangular Coordinates of Traverse Stations
Summary of Traverse Computations
Area of a Closed Traverse by the Coordinate method
Geometry of Rectangular Coordinates
Illustrative Problems In Rectangular coordinates Problems
Total Stations
General Background
Total Station Capabilities
Total Station Field Techniques
Summary of Total station Characteristics
Field Procedures for Total Stations in Topographic Surveys
Field-Generated Graphics
Construction Layout Using Total Stations
Motorized Total Stations
Summary of Modern Total station Characteristics
Hand-held Total Stations Questions
Topographic Surveying and Mapping
General Background
Maps and Plans
Scales and Precision
Plan Plotting
Summary of Contour Characteristics
Topographic (Planimetric) Surveys
Cross Sections and Profiles
Cross sections, End Areas and Volumes
Prismoidal Formula
Construction Volumes
Area Computations
Area by Graphical Analysis Problems
Geographic Information Systems
The Evolution from Mapping to GIS
Components of a GIS
Sources for GIS Data
Database Management
Spatial Data Transfer Standard (SDTS)
Spatial Entities or Features
Typical Data Representation
Spatial Data Models
GIS Data Structures
Data Analysis Summary
GIS Glossary
Internet Website
Publications Questions
Control Surveys
General Background
Plane Coordinate Grids
Lambert Projection
Transverse Mercator Projection
Universal Transverse Mercator (UTM) Grid System
Use of Grid Coordinates
Illustrative Examples
Horizontal Control Techniques
Project Control
Control Survey Markers
Direction of a Line by Observation on Polaris
Procedure for Observing Polaris
Computation Technique for Azimuth Determination
Direction of a Line by Gyro-Theodolite Questions Problems
Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
Global Satellite Positioning
GPS Satellite Signals
Position Measurements
Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS)
Canadian Active Control System (ACS)
Survey Planning
GPS Field Procedures
GPS Applications
Vertical Positioning
GPS Glossary
Recommended Readings and Related Websites Questions
Remote Sensing
Satellite Imagery
General Background
Techniques of Remote Sens
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