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EGR 110 - Engineering Surveying

Credits: 4
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.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Describe the various instruments and related equipment used in surveying.
  2. Demonstrate the care and use of surveying equipment.
  3. Identify the skills related to the art and science of map making.
  4. Explain the methods to determine land area.
  5. Employ current techniques to make horizontal measurements and angle and direction measurements.
  6. Describe the fundamental principles and practices common to the industry for working as a land surveyor.
  7. Use software and methods for site surveying.
Listed Topics
  1. Surveying and its Purpose - Source of Surveying Information
  2. Theory of Measurements and Errors
  3. Measurement of Distance
  4. Measurement of Direction - the Magnetic Compass, Angles, Bearings, and Azimuths
  5. Measurement of Angles - Use of the Transit
  6. Field Operations with Surveying Equipment and Instruments
  7. The Engineer’s Level and its Use
  8. Leveling – Theory and Methods
  9. Traverses and Land Surveys- Traversing and Traverse Computations
  10. Calculation of Closed Traverses and Land Area
  11. Stadia Surveying with Transit and Plane Table
  12. Aerial Surveying
  13. Lines and Grades
  14. Cross Sections – Volume
  15. Surveying Field Notes
  16. Topographic Surveys
  17. Control Surveys
  18. Boundary Surveys
  19. Construction Surveys
  20. Mapping
  21. Satellite and Inertial Surveying Systems
  22. Photogrammetry
Reference Materials
Instructor approved textbook
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 11/16/2009

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