Plane Surveying (4) Plane surveying principles; basic measurement statistics; use and care of equipment; traversing, area, and coordinate computations; differential leveling; RTK-GPS measurements.
SUR 111 Plane Surveying (4)
The objectives of this first course in surveying is to introduce the surveying profession and cover the fundamental methods of plane surveying which include use and care of equipment, field procedures, computations, and measurement error theory. As a result of completing the classroom component of the course, students will be able to: (1) make accurate conversions between commonly used surveying units, (2) apply the rules of significant figures to surveying measurements and calculations, (3) identify sources and types of error in surveying measurements, (4) understand differential leveling theory including note-form, survey closure, and loop adjustment, (5) compute the standard error of a set of repeated measurements and establish an acceptable range of observed values based upon a specified level of confidence, (6) adjust a set of measured angles and compute line directions for a closed traverse, (7) compute and adjust by compass rule the departures and latitudes of a closed traverse, (8) apply coordinate geometry methods to compute coordinates, direction, distance, and area. As a result of completing the laboratory component of this course, students will be able to: (1) perform a differential leveling survey within FCGS third order work, (2) perform a closed traverse survey with a relative precision of 1/10,000 using a total station, (3) use the RTK-GPS field method to measure position of stations in a closed traverse, and (4) complete a set of traverse computations for a closed traverse and present them in a prescribed format. SUR 111 is a prerequisite to all SUR courses. Student performance is based upon a mixture of homework, field exercises, writing assignments, quizzes, exams and a course portfolio. The final exam is comprehensive. All field exercises are held outside and on the campus grounds. Students must dress for weather conditions of the day of the laboratory exercise.
General Education: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: or concurrent:MATH 026 orMATH 040 orMATH 140
Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.