"The material in the text is accurate and current. It is refreshing to have access to a textbook that is current with technological advances. The topice covered were covered well and organized effectively." - MARLEE A. WALTON, IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
"It is a good beginning/intermediate text on surveying. I like the GPS-related chapters. Good job." - DOUGLAS E. SMITH, MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
" Elementary Surveying is a great textbook for teaching, but it is also a great reference book for surveyors, engineers, and contractors." - CRAIG S. MOORE, VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY
Dr. Charles Ghilani is a Professor of Engineering in the B.S. Surveying Engineering and A.S. Surveying Technology programs at Penn State. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.S. degree in mathematics and education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has been involved in education since 1974; teaching at various levels from elementary through graduate school.
Dr. Ghilani has received numerous awards including: a Campus Innovation Award (1991) and Professional Development Award (1994), P.S.L.S. presidential commendation in 1990, Outstanding Club Advisor in 1992, a Distinguished Service Award from the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors in 1995, an American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) fellowship (1999), and the Earle J. Fennell Award (2001) for outstanding service in surveying and mapping education from ACSM. He is a member of the graduate faculty at Penn State and University of Maine.
Dr. Ghilani is a member of the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping, the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors, and the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors. Dr. Ghilani has authored several professional publications, including Adjustment Computations: Statistics and Least Squares in Surveying and GIS, 5th Edition, and Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics, 13th Edition.