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Schedule

Weeks 1–3

  • Surveying in relation to engineering and construction
  • Implementing survey data management (I.E. GIS, BIM) techniques
  • Generating survey contracts and recording keeping

Weeks 4–6

  • Basics of geodesy, including performing calculations using angles, distances, and trigonometry
  • Least squares adjustments uses, theory, calculations, basic closure computations
  • Leveling and total station calculations including calculating percent grades
  • Construction surveying calculations for radial construction stakeout, area computations, earthwork, and volume computations

Weeks 7–9

  • Horizontal and vertical curve computations
  • Basics of geodesy and calculating 2D, 3D, horizontal and vertical positions with respect to appropriate geodetic datums
  • Basic calculations for coordinate transformations using latitude and longitude
  • Learning to differentiate between various map projections
  • Learning to establish control for a given survey

Weeks 10–12

  • Recognizing available satellite systems (GNSS)
  • Explain and plan for a terrestrial laser scanning survey, a mobile laser scanning and mapping survey, hydrography, and an aerial laser scanning photogrammetry survey
  • Recognize the equipment and field-to-finish software used for a terrestrial laser scanning survey, a mobile laser scanning and mapping survey, and an aerial laser scanning and photogrammetry survey 

This course outline is subject to change.