Harry L. Field
Thomson Delmar Learning
The principles and methods of surveying are used by many occupations ranging from simple, visual determination of a difference in elevation to more complex use of topographic maps, property boundaries, and the more precise measuring of distances and angles. This text helps students determine which method is most suitable to a variety of projects. It does not assume advanced math or engineering skills, and is more easily accessible to students who need to practice surveying as part of their responsibilities rather than their entire role.
- Illustrated glossary helps students grasp difficult terms more easily
- Examples and sample problems help students apply their knowledge for better comprehension
- Practical methods for measuring distances, angles and completing surveys that do not require higher levels of math make this an accessible and appealing text
- Numerous illustrations throughout the text illustrate methods and concepts for a more thorough understanding
Chapter 1: What is Surveying?
Chapter 2: Categories of Equipment.
Chapter 3: Metes and Bounds.
Chapter 4: Selecting the Best Method.
Chapter 5: Leveling.
Chapter 6: Error Control with Intermediate Foresights.
Chapter 7: Three Parts of an Angle.
Chapter 8: Topographic Map Symbols.
Chapter 9: Closed and Open Traverses.
Chapter 10: Triangulation.