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Geomatics Engineering

A Practical Guide to Project Design, 1st Edition

By Clement A. Ogaja

CRC Press

296 pages | 68 B/W Illus.

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Description

Traditionally, land surveyors experience years of struggle as they encounter the complexities of project planning and design processes in the course of professional employment or practice. Giving beginners a leg up and working professionals added experience, Geomatics Engineering: A Practical Guide to Project Design provides a practical guide to contemporary issues in geomatics professionalism, ethics, and design. It explores issues encountered during the project design and the request for proposal process commonly used for soliciting professional geomatics engineering services.

Designed to develop critical thinking and problem solving, this book:

  • reflects the natural progression of project design considerations, including how the planning, information gathering, design, scheduling, cost estimating, and proposal writing fit into the overall scheme of project design process
  • presents the details of contemporary issues such as standards and specifications, professional and ethical responsibilities, and policy, social, and environmental issues that are pertinent to geomatics engineering projects
  • demonstrates the important considerations when planning or designing new projects
  • focuses on the proposal development process and shows how to put together a project cost estimate, including estimating quantities and developing unit and lump-sum costs

Based on experience of past projects, the book identifies priority areas of attention for planning new projects. Presenting the nuts and bolts of geomatics projects, the author provides an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, the impact of engineering solutions in a global and social context, as well as a host of other contemporary issues such as budgetary and scheduling constraints.

Table of Contents

OVERVIEW

Project Design Process

Understanding Project Requirements

Information Gathering

Design Approaches

Scheduling and Cost Estimating

Writing Proposals

Bibliography

Exercises

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES

Standards and Specifications

Definitions

Application Modes of a Standard

Units of Measure

Accuracy versus Precision

Equipment Specifications

Limits of Closure

Least Squares Analysis

Mapping and GIS Standards

Classical Surveying Standards

GPS Surveying Standards

Other Standards

Bibliography

Exercises

Professional and Ethical Responsibilities

Know What You Do

Ethics and Professional Conduct

Individual and Team Responsibilities

Bibliography

Exercises

Policy, Social, and Environmental Issues

Policy Issues

Social and Global Issues

Environmental Issues

Bibliography

Exercises

PLANNING AND DESIGN

Boundary Surveys

Introduction

How Are Boundary Lines Established?

Boundary Types and Boundary Markers

Boundary Survey Design and Procedures

Legal Considerations in Boundary Determination

Bibliography

Exercises

Control Surveys

General Considerations

GPS Control Surveys

TypicalWorkflow of a GPS Project

Designing a GPS Survey Network

GPS Observation Planning and Optimization

Bibliography

Exercises

Topographic Surveys

General Considerations

Project Control for Topographic Surveys

Map Scale and Contour Interval

Bibliography

Exercises

GIS Application

Introduction

General Considerations

System Design Process

Input Data from Fieldwork

Bibliography

Exercises

PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT

Estimating Project Costs

Introduction

Elements of Costing

Unit Price Schedules

GPS Survey Cost Estimating

Topographic Survey Cost Estimating

Aerial Survey and Mapping Cost Estimating

Bibliography

Exercises

Writing Geomatics Proposals

Introduction

How to Write aWinning Proposal

Layout of the Proposal

Managing theWriting Process

Sample Proposal Format

Bibliography

Exercises

APPENDICES

Appendix A. Resource Guide for Geomatics Projects

Appendix B. Sample Geodetic Standards–FGCC 1984

Index

About the Author

Clement A. Ogaja is a professor in the Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering at California State University, Fresno.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI019000
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / General
TEC009020
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Civil / General
TEC010000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / General
TEC036000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Remote Sensing & Geographic Information Systems