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Plane and Geodetic Surveying

By Aylmer Johnson

© 2006 – CRC Press

208 pages

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Paperback: 9780415320047
pub: 2004-05-27
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About the Book

Plane and Geodetic Surveying blends theory and practice, conventional techniques and GPS, to provide the ideal book for students of surveying.

Detailed guidance is given on how and when the principle surveying instruments (theodolites, Total Stations, levels and GPS) should be used. Concepts and formulae needed to convert instrument readings into useful results are explained. Rigorous explanations of the theoretical aspects of surveying are given, while at the same time a wealth of useful advice about conducting a survey in practice is provided. An accompanying least squares adjustment program is available to download from the support materials pages at

Developed from material used to teach surveying at Cambridge University, this book is essential reading for all students of surveying and for practitioners who need a 'stand-alone' text for further reading.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. General Principles of Surveying 3. Principal Surveying Activities 4. Angle Measurement 5. Distance Measurement 6. Levelling 7. Satellite Surveying 8. Geoids and Ellipsoids 9. Map Projections 10. Adjustment of Observations 11. Reduction of Distance Measurements 12. Reciprocal Vertical Angles Appendices

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