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Surveying: Principles & Applications, CourseSmart eTextbook, 9th Edition

By Barry Kavanagh, Tom Mastin

Published by Prentice Hall

Published Date: Feb 6, 2013

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For all surveying courses in programs including civil engineering; civil engineering technology; survey engineering; resources engineering and technology, agricultural engineering, and forestry. This text may be used to teach surveying and advanced surveying in two-year, three-year, and four-year college/university programs; and as a reference for graduates early in their careers.


This is the clearest, easiest to understand, and most useful introduction to surveying as it is practiced today. It brings together expert coverage of surveying principles, remote sensing and other new advances in technological instrumentation, and modern applications for everything from mapping to engineering. Designed for maximum simplicity, it also covers sophisticated topics typically discussed in advanced surveying courses. This edition has been reorganized and streamlined to align tightly with current surveying practice, and to teach more rapidly and efficiently. It adds broader and more valuable coverage of aerial, space and ground imaging, GIS, land surveying, and other key topics. An extensive set of appendices makes it an even more useful reference for students entering the workplace.

Table of Contents


1. Basics of Surveying

2. Leveling

3. Distance Measurement

4. Angles and Directions

5. Total Stations and Theodolites

6. Traverse Surveys and Computations

7. Satellite Positioning Systems

8. Topographic Surveying and Mapping

9. Geographic Information Systems

10. Control Surveys



11. Satellite Imagery

12. Airborne Imagery



13. Engineering Surveys

14. Land Surveys



Appendix A. Random Errors

Appendix B. Trigonometric Definitions and Identities

Appendix C. Glossary

Appendix D. Answers to Selected Chapter Problems

 Appendix E. Internet Websites

Appendix F. Examples of Current Geomatics Technology

Appendix G. Typical Field Projects

Appendix H. Early Surveying



Field Note Index

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$74.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-13-262392-6