A computer disk is enclosed which allows the user to solve many common surveying problems electronically. New coverage of the global positioning system (G.P.S.) and the geographic information system (G.I.S.). Example and exercise problems have been revised and updated.
This text/disk package surveys the field (no pun intended), for students in a one-semester course at two- and four-year colleges. Covers measurement, distance corrections, leveling, angles, area computation, computer calculations, topographic surveying, electronic distance measuring instruments, and construction surveying. Includes b&w photos and diagrams, lists of useful addresses and degree programs, surveying tables and formulas, and a glossary. The accompanying disk includes common surveying problems. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Introduction to Measurements.
Introduction to Distance Measurement.
Electronic Distance Measuring Instruments (EDMs).
Introduction to Leveling.
Angles and Directions.
Measuring Angle and Directions With Transits, Theodolites, and Total Stations.
Miscellaneous Angle Discussion.
Traverse Adjustment and Area Computation.
Computer Calculations and Omitted Measurements.
The Global Positioning System (GPS).
Geographic Information Systems.
Land Surveying or Property Surveying.