Jan 31, 2023
EGR 110 - Engineering Surveying
3 Lecture Hours 2 Lab Hours
Co-requisites: MAT 114 or previous knowledge of Trigonometry
This course is a study of topographic surveying and mapping. Topics include construction surveys and layout, boundary surveys, determination of land areas, methods of collecting and recording data, field and office computations, control surveys, topographic mapping, care and use of surveying equipment, GPS systems, and surveying software. Emphasis will focus on topographic surveys using total stations with data collection. Field work includes use of transits, total stations, electronic distance meters, surveyors’ tapes, differential levels and data collectors, horizontal measurements, leveling, and angle and direction measurement.
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:
- Describe the various instruments and related equipment used in surveying.
- Demonstrate the care and use of surveying equipment.
- Identify the skills related to the art and science of map making.
- Explain the methods to determine land area.
- Employ current techniques to make horizontal measurements and angle and direction measurements.
- Describe the fundamental principles and practices common to the industry for working as a land surveyor.
- Use software and methods for site surveying.
- Surveying and its Purpose - Source of Surveying Information
- Theory of Measurements and Errors
- Measurement of Distance
- Measurement of Direction - the Magnetic Compass, Angles, Bearings, and Azimuths
- Measurement of Angles - Use of the Transit
- Field Operations with Surveying Equipment and Instruments
- The Engineer’s Level and its Use
- Leveling – Theory and Methods
- Traverses and Land Surveys- Traversing and Traverse Computations
- Calculation of Closed Traverses and Land Area
- Stadia Surveying with Transit and Plane Table
- Aerial Surveying
- Lines and Grades
- Cross Sections – Volume
- Surveying Field Notes
- Topographic Surveys
- Control Surveys
- Boundary Surveys
- Construction Surveys
- Satellite and Inertial Surveying Systems
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Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 11/16/2009
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