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Surveying: Principles and Applications, CourseSmart eTextbook, 8th Edition

By Barry Kavanagh

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Jul 9, 2008

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For freshmen- through junior-level courses in Civil Engineering, Civil Engineering Technology, Survey Engineering, Resources Engineering and Technology.


Surveying: Principles and Applications, Eighth Edition presents a clear discussion of the latest advances in technological instrumentation, surveying principles, and applications for mapping and engineering surveys. It has a good selection of problems that illuminate and reinforce concepts, as well as providing up-to-date information on the latest technological innovations. Real-world emphasis is key to the continued success of this text and the success a student has in understanding surveying concepts — so real world, in fact, that it is often carried by graduates into their first day of work. Suitable for construction, civil technology, civil engineering programs, and general surveying

Table of Contents

Part I   Surveying Principles

1    Basics Of Surveying

2    Leveling

3    Distance Measurement

4    Angles And Directions

5    Total Stations And Theodolites

6    Total Station Applications                                    

7    Traverse Surveys

8    Satellite Positioning Systems

9    Topographic Surveying And Mapping

10    Geographic Information Systems

11    Control Systems


Part II       Remote Sensing

12    Satellite Imagery  

13    Airborne Imagery  


Part III       Surveying Applications

14    Highway Curves

15    Construction Surveys  

16    Land Surveying  

17    Hydrographic Surveys  


Part IV            Appendices

Appendix A  Random Errors 

Appendix B  Trigonometric Definitions And Identities  

Appendix C  Glossary  

Appendix D  Answers To Selected Chapter Problems  

Appendix E  Internet Web Sites  

Appendix F  Examples Of Current Geomatics Technology 

Appendix G  Typical Field Projects  

Appendix H  Early Surveying  


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$68.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-501817-0