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ISBN-10: 0673997529

ISBN-13: 9780673997524

Edition: 10th 1998 (Revised)

Authors: Francis H. Moffitt, John D. Bossler

List price: $177.00
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The practice of modern surveying is undergoing rapid change due to the availability of electronically controlled instruments, the widespread adoption of the Global Positioning System (GPS), and the proliferation of various geographic Land Information Systems (GIS/LIS). Nevertheless, the principles underlying these new technologies remain constant. In the tenth edition of this benchmark text, Frank Moffitt and John Bossler strike the appropriate balance between teaching students the fundamental principles of surveying and bringing them up to date on the technological advances that are changing the field. The new edition of this classic work completely modernizes much of the notation, form, and substance of the original. By removing much of the dated information, the authors have been able to add entire new chapters on GPS and GIS. Throughout the text, emphasis is placed on NAD 83 over NAD 27 as the new datum is being utilized more frequently. Professors familiar with previous editions of this textbook will still recognize its clear, yet rigorous explanation of topics. No shortcuts are taken in the presentation of material from the time a concept is introduced through its exploration in worked examples. The book's tradition of covering both plane and geodetic surveying has been preserved, which makes it the most comprehensive introductory text on surveying on the market.
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Book details

List price: $177.00
Edition: 10th
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 9/18/1997
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 870
Size: 7.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.036
Language: English

Introduction
Measurement of Horizontal Distances
Leveling
The Measurement of Angles
Random Errors
Field Operations with the Transit or Theodolite
The Direction of a Line
Traverse Surveys and Computations
Horizontal Control Networks
The Global Positioning System
State Plane Coordinate and Universal Traverse Mercator Systems
Practical Astronomy
Horizontal and Vertical Curves
Tacheometry
Topographic Surveys
Photogrammetry
Earthwork
United States Public Land Surveys
Municipal and Subdivision Surveys
Geographic Information Systems