Elementary Surveying An Introduction to Geomatics, by Ghilani, Charles D.
- ISBN: 9780134604657 | 0134604652
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 1/24/2017
For Surveying courses offered in Civil Engineering departments
Basic concepts and the latest advances and technology in modern surveying and geomatics
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Dr. Charles Ghilani is a Professor of Engineering in the B.S. Surveying Engineering and A.S. Surveying Technology programs at Penn State. He holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a B.S. degree in mathematics and education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has been involved in education since 1974; teaching at various levels from elementary through graduate school.
Dr. Ghilani has received numerous awards including: a Campus Innovation Award (1991) and Professional Development Award (1994), P.S.L.S. presidential commendation in 1990, Outstanding Club Advisor in 1992, a Distinguished Service Award from the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors in 1995, an American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM) fellowship (1999), and the Earle J. Fennell Award (2001) for outstanding service in surveying and mapping education from ACSM. He is a member of the graduate faculty at Penn State and University of Maine. Dr. Ghilani is a member of the American Congress of Surveying and Mapping, the American Society of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, the Wisconsin Society of Land Surveyors, and the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors.
2. Units, Significant Figures, and Field Notes
3.Theory of Errors In Observations
4.Leveling—Theory, Methods, and Equipment
5. Leveling—Field Procedures and ComputatIons
6. Distance Measurement
7. Angles, Azimuths, and BearIngs
8. Total Station Instruments; Angle Observations
10. Traverse Computations
11. CoordInate Geometry In SurveyIng Calculations
13. Global NavigatIon Satellite Systems—Introduction and Principles of Operation
14. Global Navigation SatellIte Systems—Static Surveys
15. Global Navigation Satellite Systems—KInematic Surveys
16. Adjustments by Least Squares
17. Mapping Surveys
19. Control Surveys and GeodetIc ReductIons
20. State Plane CoordInates and Other Map Projections
21. Boundary Surveys
22. Surveys of the PublIc Lands
23. ConstructIon Surveys
24. HorIzontal Curves
25. Vertical Curves
Appendix A: Tape Correction Problems
Appendix B: Example Noteforms
Appendix C: Astronomical Observations
Appendix D: Using the Worksheets from the Companion Website
Appendix E: Introduction to Matrices
Appendix F: U.S. State Plane Coordinate System Defining ParametersAppendix G: Answers to Selected Problems