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Elementary Surveying : An Introduction to Geomatics - With CD

Elementary Surveying : An Introduction to Geomatics - With CD - 12th edition

ISBN13: 978-0136154310

Cover of Elementary Surveying : An Introduction to Geomatics - With CD 12TH 08 (ISBN 978-0136154310)
ISBN13: 978-0136154310
ISBN10: 013615431X
Edition: 12TH 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2008
International: No

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Elementary Surveying : An Introduction to Geomatics - With CD - 12TH 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0136154310

Charles D. Ghilani and Paul R. Wolf

ISBN13: 978-0136154310
ISBN10: 013615431X
Edition: 12TH 08
Copyright: 2008
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

Updated throughout, this highly readable best-seller presents basic concepts and practical material in each of the areas fundamental to modern surveying (geomatics) practice. Its depth and breadth are ideal for self-study.Includes a new Chapter 16 on Kinematic GPS. Features several new sections on machine control, localization of GPS surveys, and construction staking using GPS added to Chapters 16, 19, and 23. Moves Astronomical observations chapter to Appendix C to reflect that in recent years, kinematic GPS has replaced astronomical observations for position and azimuth. Emphasizes total stations as the instruments for making angle and distance observations.A useful reference for civil engineers.

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1.1 Definition of Surveying 1.2 Geomatics 1.3 History of Surveying 1.4 Geodetic and Plane Surveys 1.5 Importance of Surveying 1.6 Specialized Types of Surveys 1.7 Surveying Safety 1.8 Land and Geographic Information Systems 1.9 Federal Surveying and Mapping Agencies 1.10 The Surveying Profession 1.11 Professional Surveying Organizations 1.12 Surveying on the Internet 1.13 Future Challenges in Surveying Problems Bibliography

2 Units, Significant Figures, and Field Notes Part I Units and Significant Figures 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Units of Measurement 25t 2.3 International System of Units (SI) 2.4 Significant Figures 2.5 Rounding Off Numbers Part II Field Notes 2.6 Field Notes 2.7 General Requirements of Handwritten Field Notes 2.8 Types of Field Books 2.9 Kinds of Notes 2.10 Arrangements of Notes 2.11 Suggestions for Recording Notes 2.12 Introduction to Data Collectors 2.13 Transfer of Files from Data Collectors 2.14 Digital Data File Management 2.15 Advantages and Disadvantages of Data Collectors Problems Bibliography

3 Theory of Errors in Observations 3.1 Introduction 3.2 Direct and Indirect Observations 3.3 Errors in Measurements 3.4 Mistakes 3.5 Sources of Errors in Making Observations 3.6 Types of Errors 3.7 Precision and Accuracy 3.8 Eliminating Mistakes and Systematic Errors 3.9 Probability 3.10 Most Probable Value 3.11 Residuals 3.12 Occurrence of Random Errors 3.13 General Laws of Probability 3.14 Measures of Precision 3.15 Interpretation of Standard Deviation 3.16 The 50, 90, and 95 Percent Errors 3.17 Error Propagation 3.17.1 Error of a Sum 3.17.2 Error of a Series 3.17.3 Error in a Product 3.17.4 Error in the Mean 3.18 Applications 3.19 Conditional Adjustment of Observations 3.20 Weights of Observations 3.21 Least-Squares Adjustment Problems Bibliography

4 Levelingndash;Theory, Methods, and Equipment Part I Levelingndash;Theory and Methods 4.1 Introduction 4.2 Definitions 4.3 North American Vertical Datum 4.4 Curvature and Refraction 4.5 Methods for Determining Differences in Elevati

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