Project Design for Geomatics Engineers and Surveyors, Second Edition
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Project Design for Geomatics Engineers and Surveyors, Second Edition, continues to focus on the key components and aspects of project design for geomatics and land surveying projects with the goal of helping readers navigate the priority issues when planning new projects. The second edition includes new materials on surveying and UAV, and it is thoroughly updated to keep current with the recent technology and terminology. The two new chapters capture new developments in the rapidly emerging use of remote sensing and GIS in aerial surveys, mapping, and imaging for small-to-medium scale projects, as well as modern practices and experiences in engineering surveying.
1. Provides a simple guide for geomatics engineering projects using recent and advanced technologies. 2. Includes new content on spatial data collection using GIS, drones, and 3D digital modeling. 3. Covers professional standards, professional and ethical responsibilities, and policy, social, and environmental issues related. 4. Discusses project planning including scheduling and budgeting. 5. Features practical examples with solutions and explains new methods for planning, implementing, and monitoring engineering and mining surveying projects.
Undergraduate and graduate students, professors, practicing professionals and surveyors will find this new edition useful, as well as geospatial/geomatics engineers, civil engineers, mining engineers, GIS professionals, planners, land developers, and project managers.
Table of Contents
Part I: Overview Chapter 1. Project Design Process Part II: Contemporary Issues Chapter 2. Standards and Specifications Chapter 3. Professional and Ethical Responsibilities Chapter 4. Policy, Social, and Environmental Issues Part III: Planning and Design Chapter 5. Boundary Surveys Chapter 6. Control Surveys Chapter 7. Topographic Surveys Chapter 8. GIS Application Chapter 9. Unmanned Aerial Systems Surveys/Mapping Chapter 10. Engineering and Mining Surveys Part IV: Proposal Development Chapter 11. Estimating Project Costs Chapter 12. Writing Geomatics Proposals Part V: Appendices
Clement A. Ogaja has worked in various capacities as a professor, researcher and geodesist in the United States, Australia, and Kenya. He received a B.Sc. in Surveying from the University of Nairobi in 1997 and a Ph.D. in Geomatics Engineering from UNSW Sydney, Australia, in 2002. In addition to his three books, "Geomatics Engineering: A Practical Guide to Project Design", "Applied GPS for Engineers and Project Managers" and "Introduction to GNSS Geodesy: Foundations of Precise Positioning Using Global Navigation Satellite Systems ", he is author and co-author of several research papers published in international scientific journals and conference proceedings. He has extensive experiences in education, research and private industry having worked for Geoscience Australia, California State University, Topcon Positioning Systems, NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey and as a land surveyor with Aerophoto Systems Engineering Company in Kenya. Ogaja’s primary interest is researching the applications of GPS/GNSS and Geomatics technologies to solving engineering and societal problems.
Nashon J. Adero, a lecturer at Taita Taveta University, Kenya, is a geospatial and systems modelling expert. He teaches core units of Engineering Surveying, Mine Surveying and GIS, and support courses in facility management, sustainability, communication in science and engineering, and research methodology. He has acquired extensive cross-sector experience as a tunnel surveyor, a GIS manager, and a lead consultant for government agencies and private organizations. He also trained and worked as a policy analyst at the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and Analysis (KIPPRA), under a postgraduate training program in economic modeling and public policy research and analysis. His doctoral research at the Technical University and Mining Academy at Freiberg focused on mining surveys and geospatial models for mine planning. He received M.Sc. in Resources Engineering from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in 2006 and B.Sc. (Hons.) in Surveying from the University of Nairobi in 2000. He is author, co-author, and co-editor of articles, books and book chapters, conference proceedings, policy papers, technical reports, and media articles on geospatial technologies, environmental sustainability, decision support models, and skills development. In 2021, he co-edited The Future of Africa in the Post-COVID-19 World, a peer-reviewed book.
Derrick Koome is a holder of a BSc (Geospatial Engineering) from University of Nairobi. He briefly worked in a busy Geospatial firm in Nairobi (Nile Surveys and Geo-solutions) and by the time he left was its Chief Surveyor. He started his own land survey practice soon after (Cheswick Surveys) which is based in the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. Derrick is a live wire with use of geodetic GPS and Total Stations as well as all the geometric calculations and software involved. When his eye is not behind a telescope, he loves to write articles about surveying. One of these articles was republished in an Australian magazine.