## Elementary surveying: an introduction to geomaticsUpdated throughout, this highly readable best-seller presents basic concepts and practical material in each of the areas fundamental to modern surveying (geomatics) practice. Its depth and breadth are ideal for self-study.Includes a new Chapter 16 on Kinematic GPS. Features several new sections on machine control, localization of GPS surveys, and construction staking using GPS added to Chapters 16, 19, and 23. Moves Astronomical observations chapter to Appendix C to reflect that in recent years, kinematic GPS has replaced astronomical observations for position and azimuth. Emphasizes total stations as the instruments for making angle and distance observations.A useful reference for civil engineers. |

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### Contents

STATE PLANE COORDINATES | 20 |

UNITS SIGNIFICANT FIGURES | 23 |

INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHIC | 28 |

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