Landscape Surveying

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Cengage Learning, Aug 15, 2011 - Science - 256 pages
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Accessible and user-friendly, LANDSCAPE SURVEYING, Second Edition prepares students to easily apply the principles and methods of surveying in a variety of occupational settings. Through illustrations, examples, and sample problems, students will not only learn methods for measuring distances and angles and completing surveys, but will also learn to determine which method is best suited for specific situations. With coverage of relevant terms, methodologies, equipment, and topography, this text provides students with a practical guide to landscape surveying that does not require a civil engineering or advanced math degree.
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Contents

Principles of Land Measurement and Surveying
1
Equipment
18
Public Land Survey System
41
Distance Measuring
53
Differential Leveling
66
Profile Leveling
82
Angles
94
Topographic Survey
119
Traverse Survey
146
Global Positioning
162
Determining Area
177
Graphing Tips
202
Glossary
206
Index
212
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Harry L. Field, Ed.D., is an associate professor at Oklahoma State University in the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department. He is a member of the NACTA, NAMCDE, and the National Safety Council. Dr. Field has also been awarded both State and National Honorary FFA Awards.

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