Basic Surveying (Google eBook)

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Routledge, Sep 10, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 348 pages
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The primary aim of this book is to provide a guide to current practice and equipment for non-specialist surveyors in the various professions involved in the construction industry and the environment. It is suitable for students preparing for degrees and diplomas in architecture, building, building surveying, quantity surveying, estate management and town planning and environmental studies. It is also of value to engineers who are not specialising in engineering surveying.

This book has been thoroughly revised to include new topics such as OS digital mapping, standard deviation and standard error, global positioning systems, transition and vertical curves.

Walter Whyte was born in New Zealand of Scottish parents and educated in Scotland. He worked on site and building surveys in Scotland. He worked on site and building surveys in Scotland, then on road survey and setting out in the North Nyanza and Uasin Gishu Provinces of Kenya, and as a road engineer in British Southern Cameroons and Northern Nigeria, De Montford University in the UK and latterly at City University, Hong Kong.

Raymond E Paul has been professionally involved in surveying for over 40 years as a land and cartographical surveyor, senior lecturer and author. He has a wealth of practical experience and an awareness of the needs of the intended users of this book from all corners of the globe.
  

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction to surveying
1
Chapter 2 National maps
22
Chapter 3 Site investigations
38
Chapter 4 Direct distance measurement
52
Chapter 5 Height measurement
71
Chapter 6 Angular measurement
109
Chapter 7 Indirect distance measurement
132
Chapter 8 Levelling applications
146
Chapter 10 Detail survey
209
Chapter 11 Building surveys
241
Chapter 12 Setting out
256
Chapter 13 Curve ranging
275
Chapter 14 Areas and volumes
302
Bibliography
319
Index
321
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Chapter 9 Control surveys
161

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