The aim of Engineering Surveying has always been to impart and develop a clear understanding of the basic topics of the subject. The author has fully revised the book to make it the most up-to-date and relevant textbook available on the subject.
The book also contains the latest information on trigonometric levelling, total stations and one-person measuring systems. A new chapter on satellites ensures a firm grasp of this vitally important topic.
The text covers engineering surveying modules for civil engineering students on degree courses and forms a reference for the engineering surveying module in land surveying courses. It will also prove to be a valuable reference for practitioners.
; April 2014
535 pages; ISBN 9781482269284Read online
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Title: Engineering Surveying, Fifth Edition
Author: W Schofield; W. Schofield
1 Basic concepts of surveying. Definition - Basic measurements - Control networks - Locating position - Locating topographic detail - Summary - Units of measurement - Significant figures - Rounding off numbers - Errors in measurement - Indices of precision - Weight - Rejection of outliers - Combination of errors;
2 Vertical control. Introduction - Levelling - Definitions - Curvature and refraction - Equipment - Instrument
adjustment - Principle of levelling - Sources of error - Closure tolerances - Error distribution - Levelling applications - Reciprocal levelling - Precise levelling - Digital levelling -Trigonometrical levelling - Stadia tacheometry;
3 Distance. Tapes - Field work - Distance adjustment - Errors in taping -Accuracies - Electromagnetic distance measurement (EDM)- Measuring principles - Meteorological corrections - Geometrical reductions - Errors and calibration - Other error sources - Instrument specifications - Developments in EDM - Optical distance measurement (ODM);
4 Angles. The theodolite - Instrumental errors - Instrument adjustment - Field procedure - Measuring angles - Sources of error;
5 Position. Introduction - Reference ellipsoid - Coordinate systems - Local systems - Computation on the ellipsoid - Datum transformations - Orthomorphic projection - Ordnance Survey National Grid - Practical applications - The Universal Transverse Mercator Projection (UTM) - Plane rectangular coordinates;
6 Control surveys. Traversing - Triangulation - Trilateration -Triangulateration - Inertial surveying;
7 Satellite positioning. Introduction - GPS segments - GPS receivers - Satellite orbits - Basic principle of position fixing - Differencing data - GPS field procedures - Error sources - GPS survey planning - Transformation between reference systems - Datums - Other satellite systems - Applications;
8 Curves. Circular curves - Setting out curves - Compound and reverse curves - Short and/or smal radius curves - Transition curves - Setting-out data - Cubic spiral and cubic parabola - Curve transitional throughout - The osculating circle - Vertical curves;
9 Earthworks. Areas - Partition of land - Cross-sections - Dip and strike -Volumes - Mass-haul diagrams;
10 Setting out (dimensional control). Protection and referencing - Basic setting-out procedures using coordinates -Technique for setting out a direction - Use of grids - Setting out buildings - Controlling verticality - Controlling grading excavation - Rotating lasers - Laser hazards - Route location - Underground surveying - Gyro-theodolite - Line and level - Responsibility on site - Responsibility of the setting-out engineer
In the press
"... a surveying textbook that fully integrates discussion of automated systems into mainstream surveying... a monumental work. The author is to be congratulated for an extremely thorough, yet digestible, textbook that can be recommended for all levels of survey education."
Journal for Land Survey
"Engineering Surveying is regarded as the standard text on the subject at Kingston and is well regarded by the students going through our courses. Having just re-written the syllabus for our updated suite of courses to start in the Autumn of 2000, Wilf's book is still at the head of the reading list for the surveying module..."
Dr William Evans, Kingston University
"I found the book to be an excellent reference book for someone who is starting out on this complex and ever-changing state of engineering and surveying. I would have no hesitation in recommending this book to students who are planning to have this as one of their sections of the final outcome of their career."
J. D. C. MacReadie, Civil Engineering Journal