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These course descriptions are not being updated as of August 1, 2016. Current course descriptions are maintained in LionPATH.

Surveying (SUR)

SUR 111 Plane Surveying (4) Plane surveying principles; basic measurement statistics; use and care of equipment; traversing, area, and coordinate computations; differential leveling; RTK-GPS measurements.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: or concurrent:MATH 026 orMATH 040 orMATH 140  

SUR 162 Methods in Large Scale Mapping (3) CAD applications in mapping; data collection using traditional and satellite techniques; map compilation; COGO.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: SUR 111, EDSGN 100  

SUR 212 Route and Construction Surveying (4) Circular, compound, spiral horizontal curves; equal, unequal tangent vertical curves; alignments, earthwork; control, building, pipe, street, and as-built construction surveys.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: SUR 162  

SUR 222 Photogrammetry (3) Basic principles of metric photogrammetry with single and stereopair photos; coordinate transformations; map production with stereo imagery; flight planning. Lab.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent:SUR 162  

SUR 241 Surveying Measurement Analysis (3) Statistical error analysis of surveying measurements; propagation of random errors; confidence intervals and statistical testing. Lab.
Effective: Spring 2001
Prerequisite: SUR 111   Concurrent: MATH 083 or MATH 140

SUR 262 Coordinate Systems in Map Projections (2) Introduction to coordinate systems used in the Lambert, Mercator, Transverse Mercator, and UTM map projections; reduction of surveying observations.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: Prerequisite or concurrent:MATH 110 orMATH 140;SUR 162  

SUR 272 Cadastral Surveying (3) Evolution of land records systems; PLS: property ownership and conveyancing; common and statute law; rules of construction; boundary location procedures.
Effective: Fall 1993
Prerequisite: SUR 111  

SUR 296 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an individual basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1997
 

SUR 297 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject which may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 2007
 

SUR 313 Integrated Surveying (3) Control, boundary, mapping and construction surveys; survey planning, coordinating; report and record map preparation.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: SUR 162   Concurrent: SUR 212 SUR 272

SUR 341 Adjustment Computations (3) Matrix methods in least squares; random error propagation; observation equation model; conditions between parameters; basic post-adjustment statistical analysis.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: SUR 262 ; Prerequisite or concurrent:CMPSC 201, STAT 401, SUR 241  

SUR 351 Geodetic Models (3) Three dimensional geodesy; computations on the ellipsoid; map projections; reduction of observations and elements of physical geodesy.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: MATH 141, SUR 262  

SUR 362 Introduction to Geospatical Information Engineering (3) Basic concepts in geographic information engineering; spatial reference frame-works; map and text data; digital environments; software and hardware plat-forms.
Effective: Spring 2012
Prerequisite: SUR 162, SUR 272   Concurrent: MATH 110 or MATH 140 SUR 222

SUR 372W Legal Aspects of Land Surveying (3) Legal research; rules of evidence including classification and evaluation; unwritten rights; land description composition; easements.
Effective: Spring 1994
Prerequisite: SUR 272  

SUR 381 Stormwater Hydraulics and Hydrology (4) Hydraulics: statics, continuity, energy, friction; hydrology: rainfall, abstractions, travel time, runoff; stormwater design: sewers, culverts, basins, erosion; municipal regulations.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: MATH 141 6th semester standing   Concurrent: PHYS 213

SUR 422 Digital Photogrammetry (3) Mathematical methods for processing digital imagery, creating digital elevation models and ortho-photographs, and applications in spatial data infrastructure.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: MATH 220, SUR 362  

SUR 441 Data Analysis and Project Design (3) Post least squares adjustment analysis of control networks, statistical testing, blunder detection, network design considerations, and computer optimization techniques.
Effective: Summer 1994
Prerequisite: STAT 401 orSTAT 451, SUR 341  

SUR 455 Precise Positioning Systems (3) Stellar coordinate systems; geodetic reference coordinate systems; satellite orbital theory; global positioning systems; pseudo-ranging; GPS vector adjustments.
Effective: Summer 1994
Prerequisite: SUR 351 . Prerequisite or concurrent:SUR 441  

SUR 462 Parcel-Based Geospatial Information Systems (3) Acquisition processing of land parcel data; development of land information system and applications in geospatial information technology.
Effective: Summer 2011
Prerequisite: SUR 362, SUR 372W  

SUR 471 Professional Aspects of Land Surveying (3) Ethical issues and legal limits of practice; surveyor as an expert witness; surveyor-client relationship; responsibilities to the profession.
Effective: Summer 1994
Prerequisite: SUR 372W  

SUR 482 Land Development Design (3) The land development process; geometric, environmental, aesthetic aspects of development; local regulatory requirements; preparation of final plat and report.
Effective: Fall 2013
Prerequisite: SUR 212, SUR 372W ; Prerequisite or concurrent:SUR 381  

SUR 490 Seminar in Surveying (1) Individual or group work in surveying.
Effective: Summer 1994
Prerequisite: senior standing  

SUR 496 Independent Studies (1-18) Creative projects, including research and design, that are supervised on an indiviudal basis and that fall outside the scope of formal courses.
Effective: Summer 1993
 

SUR 497 Special Topics (1-9) Formal courses given infrequently to explore, in depth, a comparatively narrow subject that may be topical or of special interest.
Effective: Summer 1993
 

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