GPS for Land Surveyors

Author: Jan Van Sickle
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781466583115
Release Date: 2015-05-21
Genre: Technology & Engineering

For more than a decade, GPS for Land Surveyors has been unique among other books on this topic due to its clear, straightforward treatment of the subject matter. Completely revised and updated, this fourth edition of a perennial bestseller maintains the user-friendly format that made previous editions so popular while addressing changes in hardware

GPS satellite surveying

Author: Alfred Leick
Publisher: Wiley-Interscience
ISBN: UOM:39015050188195
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Science

With the advent of the Global Positioning System (GPS), a new age has dawned for surveying and navigation. Using a network of orbiting satellites, GPS now makes it possible for ground-based technicians with hand-held monitors to determine their positions with a degree of precision previously unachievable by traditional surveying methods. GPS has the potential to revolutionize the entire practice of surveying, to give increased significance to the numerical records of surveyors, and to make available to many practicing surveyors measurement techniques that until recently were available to very few. To meet the needs of surveyors, engineers, and others for the latest, most complete information on this breakthrough technology, Alfred Leick has updated his classic introduction to the field. GPS Satellite Surveying, Second Edition, includes all the material that made the first edition the standard work on the subject and provides up-to-date information on the most recent developments. Comprehensive and thorough in its presentation, GPS Satellite Surveying is designed to help the modern land information specialist gain full use of GPS surveying techniques and a firm understanding of the resulting measurements. The range of its coverage includes: Complete and mathematically rigorous theory of positioning with GPS that integrates astronomy, time, statistics, geodesy, and electronics Explanation of the geodetic foundations of GPS positioning Latest techniques of GPS positioning, such as ambiguity fixing on-the-fly (OTF) and rapid static Differential GPS (DGPS), with applications for aircraft navigation Full treatment of least-squares adjustment, including an extended discussion of the reliability of geodetic networks-material found in no other text Emphasis on elements common to surveying and precise navigation in order to provide a unified-theory perspective on GPS positioning Of related interest... GEOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION SYSTEMS: Principles and Applications, Volume 1: Principles, Volume 2: Applications Edited by David J. Maguire, Michael F. Goodchild, and David W. Rhind Featuring the work of internationally renowned specialists, this benchmark reference is the most thorough synthesis of the concepts, viewpoints, and issues underlying GIS. Volume 1 describes the major intellectual, organizational, and technical forces integral to GIS development, as well as digital representation and technical, functional, organizational, and display issues. Volume 2 reviews national and international GIS programs in addition to its socioeconomic, environmental, and management applications. 1991 (0-470-21789-8) 1,096 pp. 2-volume set BOUNDARY CONTROL AND LEGAL PRINCIPLES Fourth Edition Curtis M. Brown, Walter G. Robillard, and Donald A. Wilson The Fourth Edition of this classic is marked by the precision of its summary of land boundary law and its clarity of presentation. It provides indispensable coverage of the science of measurements, the evaluation of evidence, and laws and customs that define boundaries. Includes time-tested coverage of the legal elements required to understand boundary location and the state and Federal laws that govern the usage of these legal elements. Common law and legal principles, summarized from extensive research of court cases, are presented clearly and concisely. 1995 (0-471-08384-4) 450 pp. SOLVING PROBLEMS IN SURVEYING: A. Bannister and R. Baker Designed as an essential preparation guide to surveying exams, Solving Problems in Surveying features a wealth of problems drawn from past exams, each amply supported with basic theory. Not only are solutions and worked examples provided, but the book also includes simple computer programs, written in BASIC, covering topics frequently encountered. Featuring a clear methodology for problem solving mastery, Solving Problems in Surveying is essential for researchers and

Exploring Tech Careers Fourth Edition 2 Volume Set

Author: Ferguson
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781438112275
Release Date: 2009-01-01
Genre: Technology

Offers information on the duties, salary ranges, educational requirements, job availability, and advancement opportunities for a variety of technical professions.

GPS for Land Surveyors Third Edition

Author: Jan Van Sickle
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1575040751
Release Date: 2001-03-01
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The Global Positioning System is finding its way into the surveying and mapping field at an incredible rate. Be prepared with GPS for Land Surveyors, a book written by a land surveyor, for land surveyors. Useful for any surveyor interested in GPS, and for engineers and others who want to enhance their knowledge of GPS technology. From fundamental theory to practical application and advanced technologies, the book covers GPS without being saddled with pages of complicated maths, yet it is not over simplified. This user-friendly manual gives you all the tools needed to understand and use GPS in everyday practice. In a concise format, this book teaches the basics of GPS technology, common hardware, surveying methods, survey design, planning and observation, and new chapters have been added on RTK and DGPS. To help the reader fully apply the practical advice in the book, each chapter has helpful review questions and answers. This feature will be particularly useful for seminar teachers, academic instructors and students

ACSM Bulletin

ISBN: STANFORD:36105122825461
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Cartography

GPS in der Praxis

Author: Bernhard Hofmann-Wellenhof
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783709193693
Release Date: 2013-03-13
Genre: Science

Das satellitengestützte Positionierungssystem GPS wurde ursprünglich für die militärische Navigation konzipiert und entwickelt. Bald wurden aber auch die Anwendungsmöglichkeiten im zivilen Bereich erkannt. Unter anderem zählt GPS heute bereits zu den Standardmethoden der geodätischen Punktbestimmung, wobei Genauigkeiten bis in den Millimeterbereich erzielt werden können. Dieses Buch richtet sich an alle, die eine praxisbezogene Beschreibung von GPS hinsichtlich der Beobachtung und der Auswertung suchen. Nach einer elementaren Einführung in das Prinzip von GPS werden die wichtigsten Aspekte der Beobachtung beginnend von der Planung über die Durchführung bis zur Berechnung der Basisvektoren beschrieben. Das Schwergewicht des Buches liegt in der Auswertung. Im Detail werden die Netzbildung, die Transformation der GPS-Ergebnisse in das lokale geodätische Datum sowie die gemeinsame Ausgleichung von GPS und terrestrischen Messungen behandelt, wobei zahlreiche numerische Beispiele angeführt sind. Im Anhang sind neben den Zahlenwerten für die Parameter der bekanntesten Ellipsoide auch die Formelsysteme für die gebräuchlichsten konformen Abbildungen enthalten.

Land Development Handbook Fourth Edition

Author: Dewberry
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9781260440768
Release Date: 2019-05-14
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The definitive guide to land development—fully updated to cover the latest industry advances. This thoroughly revised resource lays out step-by-step approaches from feasibility, through design and into permitting stages of land development projects. The book offers a holistic view of the land development process for public and private project types – including residential, commercial, mixed-use and institutional. Land Development Handbook, Fourth Edition contains the latest information on green technologies and environmentally conscious design methods. Detailed technical appendices, revised graphics, and case studies round out the content included. This edition covers:•Due diligence, planning, and zoning•Review procedures, building codes, and development costs•Environmental and historical considerations•Site analysis and preliminary engineering•Feasibility studies and site inspections•Conceptual and schematic design•Site selection, yield, and impact studies•Final design processes and sample plans•Components of a site plan and the approval process•Site grading, road design, and utility design •Stormwater management and hydrology•Erosion and sediment control•Permits, bonds, and construction documents•Soils, floodplain studies and stream restoration

Surveying with Construction Applications

Author: Barry F. Kavanagh
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: STANFORD:36105123150281
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Known for its state-of-the-art coverage, "Surveying with Construction Applications, Sixth Edition" covers the principles of surveying, the latest advances in instrumentation technology, field data capture, and data-processing techniques and the applications of surveying to the construction and engineering fields. Filled with problems, illustrations and field projects, the text skillfully blends theory and practice and balances coverage of traditional and contemporary surveying techniques. This new edition uses both English and metric units, contains a new chapter on modern construction surveying practices, and includes the most recent advances in electronic surveying measurement, global positioning systems, and geomatics. State-of-the-art coverage of surveying principles, instrumentation and techniques provides readers with the latest advances in instrumentation technology, field data capture, and data-processing techniquesto make them more effective in the field. Comprehensive coverage of modern construction surveying practices, highway curves, highway construction surveys, municipal street construction surveys AND MORE! All state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) in the U.S. and the provincial Transportation/Highways Departments in Canada conduct extensive training sessions for their large staffs. This text covers topics that are taught in these training sessions, in addition to all of the introductory topics needed for survey training.


Author: Barry F. Kavanagh
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 0130482153
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Technology & Engineering

There have been many technological advances in surveying sinceSurveying with Construction Applicationswas first published. This fifth edition is up to date, with the latest information about advances in instrumentation technology, field data capture, and data processing techniques. Although surveying is becoming much more efficient and automated, the need for a clear understanding of the principles underlying all forms of survey measurement remains unchanged. Every effort has been made to keep this text on the leading edge of new developments in techniques and instrumentation, while maintaining complete coverage of traditional techniques and instrumentation. General surveying principles and techniques, used in all branches of surveying, are presented in Chapters 1 to 9. Contemporary applications for the construction of most civil projects are covered in Chapters 10 to 16. Not only is the current edition useful for the student, but it can also be used as a reference for the graduate who may choose a career in civil design or construction. Many new topics have been added to this edition; as a result, some topics have been shifted from the text proper to the appendixes. Moving the evolution of surveying to Appendix G has shortened Chapter 1. Chapter 2 has been expanded to include electronic distance measurement (EDM). The topic of taping corrections has been moved from Chapter 2 to Appendix F. Chapters 3 and 4 have also been streamlined by moving the discussion of four-screw instruments (the dumpy level and vernier transit) to Appendix G. Chapter 5, now called Total Stations, has been revised to more clearly present total station basic operations. Chapter 7 has been completely revised to introduce the concept of geomatics. The techniques of traditional data collection have been expanded because the student is introduced now to the data-collection techniques involved in airborne and satellite imaging. The topic of mapping has been expanded by the inclusion of introductory GIS topics. Chapters 8 and 9 (Global Positioning Systems — GPS, and Construction Control Surveying) have been revised and switched in order of inclusion in the text. The Instructor's Manual includes solutions for end-of-chapter problems; a typical evaluation scheme; subject outlines (two terms or two semester programs); term assignments; sample instruction class handouts for instrument use, etc.; and mid-term and final tests. Also included for the first time is a PowerPoint CD presentation that can be used both as an aid in presenting text material and as a source for overhead projector transparencies. The surveyor now has to struggle to keep up with the amazing explosion of technology advances. These advances have both deepened and broadened the traditional field of surveying. It is my hope that students using this text will be completely up to date in this subject area whether they continue their education in surveying or they seek employment in this rewarding field.

Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Location

Author: Walter G. Robillard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471267843
Release Date: 2004-02-15
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The up-to-date, new edition of the classic reference For over two decades, Evidence and Procedures for Boundary Locationhas been the cornerstone volume for surveying practitioners. In itsFourth Edition, this book upholds its superior presentation ofboundary laws and evidence, and now introduces significantlyrevised content covering current laws, legal procedures andpractices, courtroom responsibilities, use of GPS and GIS data, andwaterway boundaries. This current edition prepares surveyors forthe new legal, technical, and administrative aspects ofsurveying. The first section of this book covers resurveys or retracements offormer surveys based on land records. It deals with the methodsused for locating corners, lines, and parcels of these surveys,while detailing all types of evidence, including maps anddocuments; measurements; monuments and trees; and digital data. Theincreasing importance of an area's history to surveyors is also afeatured topic. The later chapters examine the creation of newparcels of land from a legal standpoint. This edition also includesan in-depth examination of: * Professional liability * How to report evidence and use it in court * Court conduct, both as a defendant and as an expert witness * The origins of boundary evidence Whether used in conjunction with Brown's Boundary Control and LegalPrinciples, Fourth Edition, or on its own, Evidence and Proceduresfor Boundary Location, Fourth Edition, continues to stand as thefundamental reference for licensed practicing surveyors, lawyers,property owners, civil engineers, and students in surveying coursesin two- and four-year programs. Its practical applications havealso made it a widely used study guide for land surveyorexaminations.

GIS World

ISBN: MINN:31951P00516055J
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Geographic information systems

Engineering Surveying

Author: Wilfred Schofield
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780750649872
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Technology & Engineering

The aim of Engineering Surveying has always been to impart and develop a clear understanding of the basic topics of the subject. The author has fully revised the book to make it the most up-to-date and relevant textbook available on the subject. The book also contains the latest information on trigonometric levelling, total stations and one-person measuring systems. A new chapter on satellites ensures a firm grasp of this vitally important topic. The text covers engineering surveying modules for civil engineering students on degree courses and forms a reference for the engineering surveying module in land surveying courses. It will also prove to be a valuable reference for practitioners. * Simple clear introduction to surveying for engineers * Explains key techniques and methods * Details reading systems and satellite position fixing