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Surveying - 7th edition

ISBN13: 978-0582302495

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ISBN13: 978-0582302495
ISBN10: 0582302498
Edition: 7TH 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 1998
International: No

Surveying - 7TH 98 edition

ISBN13: 978-0582302495

Arthur Bannister, Stanley Raymond and Raymond William Baker

ISBN13: 978-0582302495
ISBN10: 0582302498
Edition: 7TH 98
Copyright: 1998
Publisher: Longman, Inc.
Published: 1998
International: No

The principles and equipment behind land surveying are covered clearly and succintly, with a breadth and authority unmatched in other books. Particularly strong attention is given to important topics such as setting out, electromagnetic distance measurement and the treatment of errors. Extensive worked examples and diagrams support the text throughout, and the reader is further assisted by comprehensive end-of-chapter exercises.

Features new to this edition include:

  • New chapter on satellite positioning systems
  • New photographs and instrument profiles, highlighting the latest equipment
  • New revised material throughout, including coverage of the surveying of existing buildings
  • New improved style and presentation to increase the text's clarity and accessibility

The seventh edition of the Surveying provides an essential text for students of building, civil and architectural engineering and all courses, such as mining and geography, which contain an element of surveying. Practicing professionals will also find it an invaluable field book and reference work.

Author Bio

Baker, Raymond : University of Salford

Raymond Baker lectures in Land Surveying in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Salford.

Table of Contents


Plane surveying. Geodetic surveying. Branches of surveying. Basic principles. The reliability of a survey. Maps and plans.

2. Tape and Offset Surveying.

Equipment used in tape and offset surveying. Procedures in tape and offset surveying. Errors in linear measurement and their correction. Fieldwork. Office work. Building surveys. Leica Disto. Exercises 2.

3. Levelling.

Elements of the surveyor's level. The surveyor's level. Procedure in levelling. Uses of levelling. Exercises 3.

4. The Theodolite and its Use.

The transit vernier theodolite. Modern instruments. Trigonometrical levelling. Optical distance measurement. Exercises 4.

5. Electromagnetic Distance Measurement.

Electromagnetic distance measurement systems. Microwave systems. Electro-optical instruments. Special uses of EDM. Sources of error. Exercises 5.

6. Satellite Positioning Systems.

Introduction. Differential positioning. Planning a satellite survey. GPS instrumentation.

7. Survey Methods.

Co-ordinate systems. Bearings. Horizontal control. Traversing. Triangulation. Detail surveying. Orientation and position. Determination of magnetic bearing by compass. Determination of true bearing by gyroscope. Determination of true bearing by observation to the sun. The Transverse Mercator Projection of Great Britain: grid bearing. Exercises 7.

8. Analysis and Adjustment of Measurements.

Distributions. Adjustment of errors. Exercises 8.

9. Areas and Volumes.

The planimeter. Areas enclosed by straight lines. Irregular figures. Volumes: earthwork calculations. Mass-haul diagrams. Exercises 9.

10. Setting Out.

Accuracy. Basic principles and point marking. Horizontal control. Vertical control. Vertical alignment. Connection of surface and underground lines. Exercises 10.

11. Curve Ranging.

Circular curves. Transition curves. Vertical curves. Exercises 11.

12 Hydrographic Surveying.

Vertical control datums: tide measurement. Horizontal control: the shore framework. Sounding: determination of bed profile. Location of soundings: position fixing. The measurement of currents and flows. Exercises 12.

13. Photograrnmetry.

Aerial photogrammetry. Air photography. Plotting and measurement. Terrestrial photogrammetry. Stereo photogramrnetry. Close-range photogrammetry. Applications of photogrammetry. Exercises 13.


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