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Engineering Surveying

6th Edition

By W Schofield, Mark Breach

CRC Press

638 pages

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Paperback: 9780750669498
pub: 2007-02-14
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Engineering surveying involves determining the position of natural and man-made features on or beneath the Earth’s surface and utilizing these features in the planning, design and construction of works. It is a critical part of any engineering project. Without an accurate understanding of the size, shape and nature of the site the project risks expensive and time-consuming errors or even catastrophic failure.

This fully updated sixth edition of Engineering Surveying covers all the basic principles and practice of the fundamentals such as vertical control, distance, angles and position right through to the most modern technologies.

It includes:

* An introduction to geodesy to facilitate greater understanding of satellite systems

* A fully updated chapter on GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO for satellite positioning in surveying

* All new chapter on the important subject of rigorous estimation of control coordinates

* Detailed material on mass data methods of photogrammetry and laser scanning and the role of inertial technology in them

With many worked examples and illustrations of tools and techniques, it suits students and professionals alike involved in surveying, civil, structural and mining engineering, and related areas such as geography and mapping.


'… 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.

Table of Contents

Basic concepts of surveying
Error and uncertainty
Vertical control
Conventional control surveys
Rigorous methods of control
Satellite positioning
Setting out (dimensional control)
Underground surveying
Mass data methods

About the Authors


Mark Breach

Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, UK

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Wilf Schofield was formerly Principal Lecturer in Civil Engineering at Kingston University; Mark Breach is the Principal Lecturer in Engineering Surveying at Nottingham Trent University and serves on technical committees of the RICS and ICES.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Construction / General