Chapter index

1  Fundamentals

2  Taping

3  Leveling

4  Theodolites/Total Stations

5  EDM measurements

6  Traverse Surveys>

7  Geomatics/Topograhics

8  Global Positioning

9  Control Surveys

10 Highway Curves

11 Construction layout

12, 13, 14 Constr. Projects

15 Building Surveys

16 Quantities

 

 

 

 

 

CE 111 Fundamentals of Surveying

 

Chapter Learning Objective Highlights

 

 

Overview of Course Objectives

The Fundamentals of Surveying class provides basic knowledge about  principles of surveying for location, design and construction of engineering projects.  Students develop skills using surveying instruments including measuring tapes, automatic levels, theodlites, and electronic distance measurement equipment.  The ability to identify error sources and the procedures to minimize errors are important components of the course.  Cooperative efforts to acquire surveying data during laboratory periods and apply fundamental concepts to adjust data and develop a preliminary route plan are necessary.  

 

The following summary highlights major topics from each of the chapters of the text.  The objective is to identify major points in each chapter to assist the student.  The Lab Guide, Internet postings, individual readings and the scheduled lecture and laboratory discussions will supplement these materials.   Computer applications using spreadsheets (typically from Excel) and computer-aided graphics (typically ACAD) will be incorporated in projects, although the text does not provide instruction in these areas.

 

­Brief comment on text

Professor Kavanagh organized the text to follow a sequence that was most meaningful for his objectives.  However, during the semester you may find it necessary to move forward or backward in the chapters to obtain the information that is needed.  The Table of Contents and the Index  are valuable tools.  Note also that a special section is provided with answers to selected problems.   Using these problems as a study aid is helpful, but we are aware that occasionally the answer provided is not correct.   The instructors will identify errors that we are aware.  If you have difficulty agreeing with the text answer, trust yourself or ask a teammate for corroboration.   Then check with the instructor or laboratory assistant.

 

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            The outcomes presented here reflect learning outcomes that are desired for the student at this phase of the course.  In some cases the chapter reading material must be supplemented from other sources to achieve the stated objective.

 

Expected outcomes from Chapter 1 ( Introduction to terms and errors)  

 

The student will be able to:

·        explain the difference between plane surveying and geodetic surveying

·        apply basic geometry to detect difference in plane and arc distance over “spherical” earth surface for typical length survey projects

·        express distances in terms of  “full or partial stations” as used in  highway construction project in both metric stations  and “standard” English unit stations

·        describe the differences between random error, systematic error and mistakes

·        discuss the relative precision expected from pacing, taping, and electronic distance measurement techniques

·        identify requirements of field notes in the survey field books

 

 

Selected chapter outcomes

            The outcomes presented here reflect learning outcomes that are desired for the student at this phase of the course.  In some cases the chapter reading material must be supplemented from other sources to achieve the stated objective.

 

Expected outcomes from Chapter 2    (Taping)

 

The student will be able to:

 

·        identify typical sources of systematic errors in taping

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