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Landscape Surveying (04 - Old Edition)by Harry L. Field
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For professionals in agricultural mechanics, agricultural engineering or technology, it is also useful in landscape architecture and forestry programs as well as a reference for secondary agricultural instructors, this book presents the fundamentals of surveying. The principles and methods of surveying are used by many occupations ranging from simple, visual determination of a difference in elevation to more complex use of topographic maps, property boundaries, and the more precise measuring of distances and angles without assuming advanced math or engineering skills. This book helps readers determine which method is most suitable to a variety of projects.
Book News Annotation:
Examines the basic principles and practices involved in land surveying using non-engineering terms, abundant illustrations, and practical examples. Suitable both as a classroom text for instructing the practical applications of surveying and for the individual who wishes to learn on her own how to measure distance; complete differential, profile, and topographic surveys; and measure horizontal angles without the requirement of a degree in engineering. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
The principles and methods of surveying are used by many occupations ranging from simple, visual determination of a difference in elevation to more complex use of topographic maps, property boundaries, and the more precise measuring of distances and angles. This text helps students determine which method is most suitable to a variety of projects. It does not assume advanced math or engineering skills, and is more easily accessible to students who need to practice surveying as part of their responsibilities rather than their entire role.
About the Author
Harry L. Field, Ed.D., is an associate professor at Oklahoma State University in the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department. He is a member of the NACTA, NAMCDE, and the National Safety Council. Dr. Field has also been awarded both State and National Honorary FFA Awards.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: What is Surveying? Chapter 2: Categories of Equipment. Chapter 3: Metes and Bounds. Chapter 4: Selecting the Best Method. Chapter 5: Leveling. Chapter 6: Error Control with Intermediate Foresights. Chapter 7: Three Parts of an Angle. Chapter 8: Topographic Map Symbols. Chapter 9: Closed and Open Traverses. Chapter 10: Triangulation.
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