GPS for Land Surveyors, Third Edition

GPS for Land Surveyors, Third Edition
  • Author : Jan Van Sickle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 300
  • Relase : 2001-03-01
  • ISBN : 1575040751

GPS for Land Surveyors, Third Edition Book Review:

The GPS Signal - Biases and Solutions - The Framework - Receivers and Methods - Coordinates - Planning a Survey - Observing - Postprocessing - RTK and DGPS.

GPS for Land Surveyors

GPS for Land Surveyors
  • Author : Jan Van Sickle
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 232
  • Relase : 1996
  • ISBN : UOM:39015036218983

GPS for Land Surveyors Book Review:

"GPS has grown to become part of a larger international context, the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). Both GPS and GNSS technologies are becoming ever more important in the everyday practice of survey and mappers. With GPS for Land Surveyors, Third Edition, a book written by a land surveyor, for land surveyors, you can stay in the know on the latest GPS techniques, technologies, codes, and signals."--BOOK JACKET.

A Text Book on GPS Surveying

A Text Book on GPS Surveying
  • Author : Jayanta Kumar Ghosh, Ph.d.,Dr Jayanta Kumar Ghosh Ph D
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 222
  • Relase : 2015-12-28
  • ISBN : 1522952748

A Text Book on GPS Surveying Book Review:

The objective of this book is to provide insights into understanding GPS Surveying and positioning concisely in a systematic manner. The book contains six chapters, one annexure followed by bibliography. The first chapter aims at introducing Global Positioning System (GPS) for land surveying. It starts with a brief history of development of NAVSTAR (NAVigational System for Timing And Ranging) GPS followed by advantages of GPS in land surveying and principle of positioning using GPS. The chapter concludes with an overview of elements of GPS in surveying and positioning. The objective of Chapter 2 is to provide basic information about GPS for surveying. It starts with architecture of GPS followed by contents of GPS signal, GPS system time. It discusses the World Geodetic System 1984 (WGS84) explaining its coordinate system, geoid, ellipsoid, earth gravitational model etc followed by its relationships with other geodetic systems. The chapter also discusses on GPS augmentation systems and modernization steps. Chapter 3 aims at providing fundamental information required for GPS surveying. The chapter explains the different methods for GPS surveying, equipments, field operations and quality analysis of GPS observations. The chapter concludes with accuracy standards to be followed for GPS surveying. Aim of chapter 4 is to explain the content of GPS observations. It discusses the GPS observables and fundamental relations to determine unknown positions. It also provides the different errors associated with observations. The chapter concludes with criterion for assessment of quality of GPS Observables. Chapter 5 discusses processing steps involved in determination of positions from GPS observables. It explains the operations involved in pre-processing and positioning followed by criterion for assessment of GPS positions. The chapter concludes with a brief discussion on salient modules of a GPS data processing software. Chapter 6 aims at locating GPS position geo-spatially through network adjustment. It discusses least square network adjustment models and methods, processing strategies, steps for network adjustments and criterion for output quality. The chapter concludes with a worked out example on network adjustment, as detailed theoretically. The book further contains one annexure stating the steps involved for conversion of navigation data to determine satellite positions in ECEF system. Towards the end, the book contains a list of books which have been referred in writing this book. Manuscript has been thoroughly checked through plagiarism software to avoid any copyright violation. However, to make the book more understandable, standard names and symbols have been used from original literatures. To summarize, the book provides a sequence of topics aiming to basic understanding and carrying out land surveying as well as processing for geo-spatial positioning using GPS. The book is meant to serve as an introductory text book on GPS surveying and is expected to be useful for students as well as field surveyors looking for insights into GPS surveying.

Land Surveying Simplified

Land Surveying Simplified
  • Author : Paul L. Gay
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2016-06-02
  • ISBN : 9781365157783

Land Surveying Simplified Book Review:

This is a book about boundary surveying. It is one of a two part series which also includes "Land Surveying Mathematics Simplified". This book is written for anyone who is interested in how surveys are performed. The book would also be useful for land surveying students who are interested in developing an overall view of how land surveyors go about surveying a parcel of land. This book will provide the reader with a background on boundary surveying techniques and some of the common legal issues which govern boundary establishment. The information in this book will be useful to home owners, real estate agents, attorneys, engineers, city planners, building officials, students, bankers, title researchers, GIS practitioners and others. I hope this book will be an important resource for those who have questions relating to boundaries and land surveying in general. There is an enlarged second edition of this book now available.

GIS for Surveyors

GIS for Surveyors
  • Author : Rj Zimmer
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 210
  • Relase : 2013-07-13
  • ISBN : 0988873737

GIS for Surveyors Book Review:

The GIS for Surveyors book explains how surveyors use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technologies to support land surveying activities and how GIS helps surveyors work more effectively and efficiently. Additionally, the book covers how surveyors support GIS data development, integrity, and spatial accuracy. GIS concepts, overviews, and specific examples are presented on a variety of topics related to Geographic Information Systems relevant to land surveying. The book also addresses important issues and helpful applications. Major topics covered are GIS fundamentals, data sources, using GIS in the survey office, using GIS in the field, surveying for GIS, and spatial accuracy considerations.

GPS Satellite Surveying

GPS Satellite Surveying
  • Author : Alfred Leick,Lev Rapoport,Dmitry Tatarnikov
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 840
  • Relase : 2015-04-02
  • ISBN : 9781119018261

GPS Satellite Surveying Book Review:

Employ the latest satellite positioning tech with this extensiveguide GPS Satellite Surveying is the classic text on thesubject, providing the most comprehensive coverage of globalnavigation satellite systems applications for surveying. Fullyupdated and expanded to reflect the field's latest developments,this new edition contains new information on GNSS antennas, PrecisePoint Positioning, Real-time Relative Positioning, LatticeReduction, and much more. New contributors offer additional insightthat greatly expands the book's reach, providing readers withcomplete, in-depth coverage of geodetic surveying using satellitetechnologies. The newest, most cutting-edge tools, technologies,and applications are explored in-depth to help readers stay up todate on best practices and preferred methods, giving them theunderstanding they need to consistently produce more reliablemeasurement. Global navigation satellite systems have an array of uses inmilitary, civilian, and commercial applications. In surveying, GNSSreceivers are used to position survey markers, buildings, and roadconstruction as accurately as possible with less room for humanerror. GPS Satellite Surveying provides complete guidancetoward the practical aspects of the field, helping readers to: Get up to speed on the latest GPS/GNSS developments Understand how satellite technology is applied tosurveying Examine in-depth information on adjustments and geodesy Learn the fundamentals of positioning, lattice adjustment,antennas, and more The surveying field has seen quite an evolution of technology inthe decade since the last edition's publication. This new editioncovers it all, bringing the reader deep inside the latest tools andtechniques being used on the job. Surveyors, engineers, geologists,and anyone looking to employ satellite positioning will find GPSSatellite Surveying to be of significant assistance.

Boundary Retracement

Boundary Retracement
  • Author : Donald A. Wilson
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 474
  • Relase : 2017-02-17
  • ISBN : 9781351662611

Boundary Retracement Book Review:

The survey and the transference are the distinctive and operative acts in the transmission of real property and, where they differ from each other, one must of necessity control the other. This book addresses the aforementioned concepts by external explanations in order to understand the discrepancies between them. It also helps to avoid expensive and wasteful litigation over boundaries that were previously not in conflict. The text offers an extensive review of the law for boundary retracement and cites numerous case examples.

Practical Boundary Surveying

Practical Boundary Surveying
  • Author : Paul Gay
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 335
  • Relase : 2014-11-01
  • ISBN : 9783319071589

Practical Boundary Surveying Book Review:

This complete guide to boundary surveying provides landowners, land surveyors and students with the necessary foundation to understand boundary surveying techniques and the common legal issues that govern boundary establishment. Far from a simple engineering function, boundary establishment is often a difficult and delicate matter, with real monetary and legal ramifications if not accomplished accurately. This book helps readers to understand why such challenges exist and what remedies may be available. Using only simple and logically explained mathematics, the principles and practice of boundary surveying are demystified for those without prior experience and the focused coverage of pivotal issues such as easements and setting lot corners will aid even licensed practitioners in untangling thorny cases. Practical advice on using both basic and advanced instruments is included, alongside clear explanations of legal regulations that will impact any surveyor’s work. For those who desire a more in-depth treatment of the mathematical aspects of boundary surveying, the Appendix includes the underlying theory and many examples of typical calculations performed by boundary surveyors.

GPS for Land Surveyors

GPS for Land Surveyors
  • Author : Jan Van Sickle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 362
  • Relase : 2008-05-05
  • ISBN : 9780203305225

GPS for Land Surveyors Book Review:

Since the last edition of this international bestseller, GPS has grown to become part of a larger international context, the Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS). Both GPS and GNSS technologies are becoming ever more important in the everyday practice of survey and mappers. With GPS for Land Surveyors, Third Edition, a book written by a land s

The Surveying Handbook

The Surveying Handbook
  • Author : Russell C. Brinker
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 1270
  • Relase : 2013-06-29
  • ISBN : 9781475711882

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Basic GIS Coordinates

Basic GIS Coordinates
  • Author : Jan Van Sickle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 219
  • Relase : 2017-07-06
  • ISBN : 9781351650717

Basic GIS Coordinates Book Review:

Coordinates are integral building tools for GIS, cartography, surveying and are vital to the many applications we use today such as smart phones, car navigation systems and driverless cars. Basic GIS Coordinates, Third Edition grants readers with a solid understanding of coordinates and coordinate systems and how they operate as well as valuable insight into what causes them to malfunction. This practical and comprehensive guide lays out the foundation of a coordinate system and the implications behind building it as it elaborates on heights, two coordinate systems, and the rectangular system.The previous editions described horizontal and vertical datums such as the North American Datum 1983 (NAD 83) and the North American Vertical Datum 1988 (NAVD 88). Both will be replaced in 2022 or thereabouts. The National Geodetic Survey (NGS) plans to replace NAD83 with a new semi-dynamic terrestrial reference frame for North America and a new vertical datum will replace NAVD88. The foundation of the new vertical datum will be a temporally tracked gravimetric geoid. The interim period is intended to smooth the transition to the new paradigm and this new edition explores the changes and provides assistance in understanding them.

AutoCAD for Land Surveyors

AutoCAD for Land Surveyors
  • Author : Harriet Mac Clarke,Hamed Babamoradi,Javad Noormohammadi
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 310
  • Relase : 2020-06-22
  • ISBN : 9798655950757

AutoCAD for Land Surveyors Book Review:

Today, because of the development of electronic surveying systems such as total station devices, we no longer use drawing papers, drafting tables, T-Square rulers, Curve Ruler and the other handy drafting tools for drawing a map, and land surveying software such as Land Desktop, AutoCAD, SDR maps have replaced them very well, because they can meet the user's needs with more precision and speed, fewer errors and costs in the best way possible. For example, if errors are made while handy drafting and the drawing paper becomes unusable, we must start drawing from the beginning and it requires more time and money. But now using drawing software, maps are printed out only when they are free of drawing and computational errors. When errors are made, it is easy to undo them and we can save time and money more easily. We can also print the map out in different dimensions and scales and map generalizations according to the user's opinion and so on. Meanwhile, with its capabilities, AutoCAD drafting software helps the surveyors draw in the best way possible. It should be noted of course that AutoCAD has many other practical applications in various engineering and industrial fields such as civil engineering, construction, architecture, mechanical engineering, and other engineering sciences, and given the breadth of this powerful software, each user benefits from parts of the AutoCAD commands and capabilities, depending on their needs and demands. This matter encouraged me to serve the land surveying community by amassing this collection so that we can summarize and teach the AutoCAD commands and capabilities that are used in land surveying and cartography and analyze practical examples. It helps the land surveyors stop spending their time studying books that contain general content about AutoCAD and start learning applied AutoCAD. Having several years of experience in the field of land surveying and cartography of research and executive projects, the author was eager to familiarize the land surveyors with applied, fully functional AutoCAD and to help them learn the AutoCAD commands and capabilities that are practical for map drafting. I have used a lot of examples in the book for the learners and specialized exercises have also been explained in the final chapters.There is an important point to make about the presentation of the examples and exercises: It might be possible for you to find different solutions to solve the examples and exercises in the book and you might solve them using other software or methods. The purpose of presenting these examples and exercises is to help you master these commands. You can also use the commands for other purposes after mastering them.In this set of tutorials, additional topics and other parts of the software that are used in other engineering fields have been avoided. It has simply been collected to help land surveyors and the learning process. There are also other sources that enthusiasts can study to learn other uses of AutoCAD.I hope that you, dear readers, can meet your needs for conducting a land surveying project after reading this book carefully.Javad Noormohammadi

A History of the Rectangular Survey System

A History of the Rectangular Survey System
  • Author : C. Albert White
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 794
  • Relase : 1983
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112055399783

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A Manual of Land Surveying

A Manual of Land Surveying
  • Author : Francis Hodgman
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 424
  • Relase : 1913
  • ISBN : OSU:32435007864770

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Surveying Solved Problems

Surveying Solved Problems
  • Author : Jan Van Sickle
  • Publisher : Professional Publications Incorporated
  • Pages : 372
  • Relase : 2014-11-26
  • ISBN : 1591264871

Surveying Solved Problems Book Review:

Surveying Solved Problems includes more than 900 problems representing a broad range of topics on both the fundamentals of surveying (FS) and professional surveying (PS) exams. Each problem gives you the opportunity to apply your knowledge of theory and equations. The breadth of topics covered and the varied complexities of the problems allow you to assess and strengthen your problem-solving skills. Detailed, step-by-step solutions illustrate efficient problem-solving approaches and link common situations in current surveying practice to background information and history.

Brown's Boundary Control and Legal Principles

Brown's Boundary Control and Legal Principles
  • Author : Walter G. Robillard,Donald A. Wilson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 562
  • Relase : 2013-12-16
  • ISBN : 9781118431436

Brown's Boundary Control and Legal Principles Book Review:

The new edition of Brown's Boundary Control and Legal Principles has been updated to reflect ongoing changes in surveying technology and surveying law, notably by adding water boundary expert George Cole as a contributor to revamp information on Riparian and Littorial Boundaries. Additionally, a new appendix has been introduced containing a comprehensive list of surveying books that have been referenced in court cases and legal decisions as persuasive authority over the years. It is indispensable reading for students and practicioners studying for the Fundamentals of Land Surveying licensure exam.

Kinematic Systems in Geodesy, Surveying, and Remote Sensing

Kinematic Systems in Geodesy, Surveying, and Remote Sensing
  • Author : Klaus-Peter Schwarz,Gerard Lachapelle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 575
  • Relase : 2012-12-06
  • ISBN : 9781461231028

Kinematic Systems in Geodesy, Surveying, and Remote Sensing Book Review:

Kinematic Systems in Geodesy, Surveying, and Remote Sensing provides a state-of-the-art discussion on the use of the Global Positioning System (GPS) in combination with Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) for detailed sensing of the Earth's surface. Divided into two parts, the book first discusses GPS/INS with respect to theory and modelling, equipment trends, estimation methods and quality control, algorithms, and software trends. It then describes the applications of these kinematic systems to positioning and navigation, modelling and measurement of gravity, gravity gradiometry, and altitude. This collection of 63 presentations documents the symposium of the same name held in Banff, Alberta, September 1990. It is the sixth volume of the International Association of Geodesy Symposia series published by Springer-Verlag New York.

Shooting Polaris

Shooting Polaris
  • Author : John Hales
  • Publisher : University of Missouri Press
  • Pages : 291
  • Relase : 2005-12
  • ISBN : 9780826216168

Shooting Polaris Book Review:

"Memoir of surveying for the BLM in the Utah Desert. Reflects on man's relationship to nature and work, the Mormon Church and the settling of the West, the idealistic legacy of the sixties, the controversy over Glen Canyon Dam, and the often antagonisticrelationship of American capitalism to ecological management"--Provided by publisher.

Interpreting Land Records

Interpreting Land Records
  • Author : Donald A. Wilson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 432
  • Relase : 2014-11-12
  • ISBN : 9781118746837

Interpreting Land Records Book Review:

Base retracement on solid research and historically accurate interpretation Interpreting Land Records is the industry’s most complete guide to researching and understanding the historical records germane to land surveying. Coverage includes boundary retracement and the primary considerations during new boundary establishment, as well as an introduction to historical records and guidance on effective research and interpretation. This new edition includes a new chapter titled “Researching Land Records,” and advice on overcoming common research problems and insight into alternative resources when official records are unavailable. Topical case studies provide helpful, plain-language descriptions of methods, problems, and resolutions, and appendices provide definitions, context, and modern interpretation of historical words and phrases. The text features exhaustive coverage and notes, with hundreds of case law citations annotated with expert insight that gives readers the complete background of the methods and techniques discussed. Boundary retracement entails the recovery of historical documents related to the original boundary, correct interpretation and analysis, and the accurate application of historic survey principles with correlation to conditions on the ground. This builds a legally-sound defense to the location of the boundary, and is crucial element to any project or transaction concerning land. Interpreting Land Records is the pre-eminent reference to help readers: Interpret historical land records, understanding their creation and documentation Become familiar with the various methods of historic surveys Overcome common research issues, including lost or corrupted records Establish boundaries free of vagueness or abstraction, with clear documentation Haphazard retracement leaves a boundary open to dispute and complicates future retracement efforts. Accuracy depends in part on quality research and the accurate interpretation of available documents. Interpreting Land Records provides comprehensive, practical guidance toward retracement based on sound evidence and technique.

Geodesy for Geomatics and GIS Professionals

Geodesy for Geomatics and GIS Professionals
  • Author : James A. Elithorp,Dennis D. Findorff
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 270
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : PSU:000056065350

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