978-1-84265-720-1 Publication Year: 2012
Pages: 318 Binding: Hard Back
About the book
Surveying is a branch of Geomatics, focusing on measuring and recording the positions and elevations of the points on the Earth surface. It is an old discipline but it has absorbed fresh nutrition from satellite-based surveying, remote sensing and geographic information science in recent decades. Therefore, this book consists of two parts: conventional surveying and modern surveying. The former discusses the surveying principles and methods using conventional surveying instruments; the latter addresses the principles in geographic information systems, remote sensing and global positioning systems.
Preface / Part I: Conventional Surveying – Introductory / Leveling / Angles and Directions – Theories / Instruments for Angles and Directions Surveying / Distance Measurement / Traverse Surveying / Error Theories / Topographic Maps / Topographic Surveying / Part 2: Modern Surveying – Global Positioning Systems / Geographic Information Systems / Photogrammetry / Referenced Bibliographies / Referenced Internet Resources / Appendix.
Postgraduate Students, Instructors and Researchers