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Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying
12th edition   1/21/2014
by Sandra Lee, Andrew Willis ISBN: 9781118499207 ISBN-13: 9781118499207
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Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying The measurement of building elements is a core subject for quantity surveying students. Responding to the recently published second volume of the New Rules of Measurement (NRM2) by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, the 12th edition of Willis's Elements of Quantity Surveying explains, from first principles and to NRM2 standards, the measurement process for all the key building elements. This edition begins with an overview of the need for measurement and the differing rules governing measurement at different stages of the design or project cycle. As in previous editions the focus remains the detailed measurement of building elements, but the text has been fully revised in line with the NRM2 rules. A range of new and revised examples illustrating the use of NRM2 rules are a key feature of the book, which concludes with guidance on how to use the data collected during the measurement process to create the tender documents. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com). In the 12th edition the hallmarks of previous editions – clarity and practicality – have been maintained while ensuring the book is fully up to date, providing the student of quantity surveying with a first class introduction to the measurement of building elements. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Surveying and Levelling
2nd edition   1/1/2014
by R. Subramanian ISBN: 9780198085423 ISBN-13: 9780198085423
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Surveying and Levelling Surveying and Levelling is a comprehensive textbook aimed at undergraduate students of civil engineering and covers the entire spectrum of the subject in a single volume.
Beginning with basic surveying techniques such as chain surveying, compass surveying, plane tabling, and theodolite surveying using conventional instruments, the book covers curve surveying, tachometry, trigonometrical levelling, triangulation, photogrammetry, hydrographic surveying, and astronomical surveying. The text discusses the calculation of areas and volumes using survey data. It details instruments such as autolevels, digital instruments, and electronic theodolites. The book incorporates chapters on modern methods of surveying such as remote sensing, global positioning, and geographic information systems as well as modern surveying instruments such as electromagnetic distance measuring devices (EDMs) and total stations.
Written in a student-friendly manner, the book incorporates a large number of solved examples after every key concept as well as review questions and ample exercise problems at the end of each chapter. With its lucid explanation of concepts and principles, this book will be a useful text for diploma courses and competitive examinations, and will also serve as a reference text for professionals. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Plane and Geodetic Surveying
2nd edition   12/19/2013
by Aylmer Johnson ISBN: 9781466589551 ISBN-13: 9781466589551
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Plane and Geodetic Surveying This book blends theory and practice, conventional techniques and satellite-based methods. Detailed guidance is given on how and when the principal surveying instruments (total stations, levels and navigational satellite receivers) should be used. Concepts and formulae needed to convert instrument readings into useful and reliable results are fully and clearly explained. Rigorous explanations of the theoretical background to surveying are given, while at the same time a wealth of useful advice about conducting a survey in practice is provided. An accompanying least-squares adjustment program is also available for free download. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Modern Surveying Technologies Used for Tall Constructions
8/21/2013
by Radulescu Gheorghe M. T. ISBN: 9783659410048 ISBN-13: 9783659410048
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Modern Surveying Technologies Used for Tall Constructions From geometric point of view, the realization of tall buildings is an interdisciplinary domain that was very little discussed in the specialty literature. The extent of this analysis theme covers all the phases that are the object of a tall construction building up, from design phase to the time behavior tracing. All structures, are designed to support certain loads without deforming excessively. Long bridges, dams, chimneys, TV towers, very tall buildings are subject to catastrophic collapse. The principals causes of building collapse can be classified under general headings to facilitate analysis. These headings are: Bad Design, Faulty Construction, Foundation Failure. Extraordinary Loads , Unexpected failure modes, Combination of causes. In stage of design, consider that it is necessary to approach cautiously about the possibilities to combination of causes, coupling of stress factors. To know the general, particular and special model behavior of the building A, with parameters B, emplaced in zone C, characterized by the environmental factors D, make possible to estimate the unfavorable possibilities to coupling of forces. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Surveying
6th Edition   April 2012
by Jack C. McCormac ISBN: 0470496614 ISBN-13: 9780470496619
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Surveying This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the essential skills necessary in surveying and civil engineering. It covers measurements, distance corrections, leveling, angles, area computation, computer calculations, topographic surveying, electronic distance measuring instruments, and construction surveying.
* Includes photos and diagrams, lists of useful addresses and degree programs, surveying tables and formulas.
* Updated to include more coverage of GPS and GIS.
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Tsunami risk assessment using geomatics in Fujairah City, United Arab Emirates.
September 2011
by Khameis Mohamed Abdouli ISBN: 1243482249 ISBN-13: 9781243482242
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Tsunami risk assessment using geomatics in Fujairah City, United Arab Emirates. The goal of this study was to give an estimate of the number of buildings, the area of these buildings, the rebuilding cost of these buildings, and people that are at risk, of various potential tsunami run-ups in Fujairah city in the United Arab Emirates. Since the seismic activity has been increasing in Fujairah City and its surrounding areas (Arabian and Omani Gulfs) and due to the lack of tsunami event records in the region, it was necessary to conduct this research to evaluate tsunami run-up risk levels in Fujairah city. A numerical model was used that included the Digital Elevation Model (DEM) to represent the different tsunami run-ups in the city, based on the elevation. Almost all of the buildings in the city were digitized using IKONOS satellite imagery which was then placed over the numerical model to estimate the number and the areas of the buildings at risk in the tsunami run-up zones. Moreover, Fujairah's population was added to the model to estimate the number of people at risk of tsunami run-up in each level. Several run-up risk maps were created to represent the buildings and population at risk of tsunami run-ups, in addition to graphs that illustrate the relationships between risk and the distribution of the buildings and the population.;There was a noticeable relationship between the number and the area of the buildings, their rebuilding cost, and the number of people at risk of tsunami, and the run-up levels; the numbers within these variables increase if the run-up levels go up. Significant findings included: the increase in the number of buildings at risk in tsunamis of 6 -- 10 and 11 -- 15 meter run-up scenarios, due to the concentration of the residential and retail buildings in these run-up zones. Significant findings for the rebuilt cost were that the rebuilding cost of the buildings with one to three stories is higher than that of the buildings with 10 -- 30 stories, due to the large quantity of the former. Since Fujairah is a coastal city, almost 44% of its population lives within 2 km from the coast, which puts the population at risk for 6 -- 10 or 11 -- 15 meter tsunami run-ups. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Geographical Technology, including: Global Positioning System, Remote Sensing, Geomatics, Geoinformation, Geomatics Engineering, Microsoft Research Maps, Geoserver, Geoinformatics, Geospatial, Terraserver.com, Geocomputation, Geospatial Technology
September 2011
by Hephaestus Books ISBN: 1243372192 ISBN-13: 9781243372192
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Landscape Surveying
2nd Edition   August 2011
by Harry L. Field ISBN: 1111310602 ISBN-13: 9781111310608
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Landscape Surveying Accessible and user-friendly, LANDSCAPE SURVEYING, Second Edition prepares students to easily apply the principles and methods of surveying in a variety of occupational settings. Through illustrations, examples, and sample problems, students will not only learn methods for measuring distances and angles and completing surveys, but will also learn to determine which method is best suited for specific situations. With coverage of relevant terms, methodologies, equipment, and topography, this text provides students with a practical guide to landscape surveying that does not require a civil engineering or advanced math degree. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics
13rd Edition   January 2011
by Charles D. Ghilani, Paul R. Wolf ISBN: 0132554348 ISBN-13: 9780132554343
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Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics ELEMENTARY SURVEYING: An Introduction to Geomatics
Twelfth Edition
Charles D. Ghilani and Paul R.Wolf
  • "The material in the text is accurate and current. It is refreshing to have access to a textbook that is current with technological advances. The topice covered were covered well and organized effectively." - MARLEE A. WALTON, IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
  • "It is a good beginning/intermediate text on surveying. I like the GPS-related chapters. Good job." - DOUGLAS E. SMITH, MONTANA STATE UNIVERSITY
  • " Elementary Surveying is a great textbook for teaching, but it is also a great reference book for surveyors, engineers, and contractors." - CRAIG S. MOORE, VIRGINIA POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE AND STATE UNIVERSITY
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    Geomatics Solutions for Disaster Management
    November 2010
    by Jonathan Li, Sisi Zlatanova, Andrea Fabbri ISBN: 3642091261 ISBN-13: 9783642091261
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    Geomatics Solutions for Disaster Management Natural and anthropogenic disasters have caused a large number of victims and significant social and economic losses in the last few years. There is no doubt that the risk prevention and disaster management sector needs drastic measures and improvements in order to decrease damage and save lives of inhabitants. Effective utilization of satellite positioning, remote sensing, and GIS in disaster monitoring and management requires research and development in numerous areas: data collection, access and delivery, information extraction and analysis, management and their integration with other data sources (airborne and terrestrial imagery, GIS data, etc.), data standardization, organizational and legal aspects of sharing of remote sensing information. This book provides researchers and practitioners with a good overview of what is being developed in this topical area. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Modelling Environmental Dynamics: Advances in Geomatic Solutions
    November 2010
    by Martin Paegelow, Maria Teresa Camacho Olmedo ISBN: 3642088058 ISBN-13: 9783642088056
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    Modelling Environmental Dynamics: Advances in Geomatic Solutions Modelling environmental dynamics is critical to understanding and predicting the evolution of the environment in response to the large number of influences including urbanisation, climate change and deforestation. Simulation and modelling provide support for decision making in environmental management. The first chapter introduces terminology and provides an overview of methodological modelling approaches which may be applied to environmental and complex dynamics. Based on this introduction this book illustrates various models applied to a large variety of themes: deforestation in tropical regions, fire risk, natural reforestation in European mountains, agriculture, biodiversity, urbanism, climate change and land management for decision support, etc. These case studies, provided by a large international spectrum of researchers and presented in a uniform structure, focus particularly on methods and model validation so that this book is not only aimed at researchers and graduates but also at professionals. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Geomatics
    October 2010
    by Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster ISBN: 6133764538 ISBN-13: 9786133764538
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    Geomatics High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Geomatics is the discipline of gathering, storing, processing, and delivering geographic information, or spatially referenced information. Geomatics is fairly new. The term was apparently coined by B. Dubuisson in 1969 from the combination of geodesy and geoinformatics terms. It includes the tools and techniques used in land surveying, remote sensing, cartography, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, COMPASS), photogrammetry, and related forms of earth mapping. Originally used in Canada, because it is similar in French and English, the term geomatics has been adopted by the International Organization for Standardization, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, and many other international authorities, although some (especially in the United States) have shown a preference for the term geospatial technology. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Geomatics Engineering: A Practical Guide to Project Design
    September 2010
    by Clement A. Ogala ISBN: 143981743X ISBN-13: 9781439817438
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    Geomatics Engineering: A Practical Guide to Project Design Traditionally, land surveyors experience years of struggle as they encounter the complexities of project planning and design processes in the course of professional employment or practice. Giving beginners a leg up and working professionals added experience, Geomatics Engineering: A Practical Guide to Project Design provides a practical guide to contemporary issues in geomatics professionalism, ethics, and design. It explores issues encountered during the project design and the request for proposal process commonly used for soliciting professional geomatics engineering services.
    Designed to develop critical thinking and problem solving, this book:
  • reflects the natural progression of project design considerations, including how the planning, information gathering, design, scheduling, cost estimating, and proposal writing fit into the overall scheme of project design process
  • presents the details of contemporary issues such as standards and specifications, professional and ethical responsibilities, and policy, social, and environmental issues that are pertinent to geomatics engineering projects
  • demonstrates the important considerations when planning or designing new projects
  • focuses on the proposal development process and shows how to put together a project cost estimate, including estimating quantities and developing unit and lump-sum costs

  • Based on experience of past projects, the book identifies priority areas of attention for planning new projects. Presenting the nuts and bolts of geomatics projects, the author provides an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, the impact of engineering solutions in a global and social context, as well as a host of other contemporary issues such as budgetary and scheduling constraints. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Introduction to Geometrical and Physical Geodesy: Foundations of Geomatics
    July 2010
    by Thomas H Meyer ISBN: 1589482158 ISBN-13: 9781589482159
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    Introduction to Geometrical and Physical Geodesy: Foundations of Geomatics Introduction to Geometrical and Physical Geodesy: The Foundation of Geomatics explores geodesy, the discipline dealing with the measurement and representation of the earth. Establishing GIS as a coordinate-based system, and building on this concept, the book culminates in the reader's applied knowledge of geodesy. To simplify presentation, mathematics in this book are discussed without origin or proof, and all formulas have detailed examples illustrating their use. Intended for the classroom or professional reference, this book simplifies the geodesic formulas related to surveying, making it a practical approach to geodesy and GIS. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Basics of Geomatics
    September 2009
    by Mario A. Gomarasca ISBN: 1402090137 ISBN-13: 9781402090134
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    Basics of Geomatics This volume presents a comprehensive and complete treatment. In a systematic way the complex topics and techniques are covered that can be assembled under Geospatial Information namely, Geodesy, Cartography, Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing, Informatics, Acquisition Systems, Global Positioning Systems, Digital Image Processing, Geographic Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, and WebGIS. It describes in detail and at an accessible level - too much math has been avoided - the state of current knowledge. Per chapter a detailed bibliography has been included.As such, it will serve as a working tool not only to geoscientists and geographers but also to engineers, architects, computer scientists, urban planners, specialists in GIS, remote sensing, forestry, agricultural science, soil science geometry, environmental scientists and managers.Applications can be found in security, risk management, monitoring, info-mobility, geo-positioning, food traceability, etc.From the reviews:"The book is rigorous and synthetic, describing with precision the main instruments and methods connected to the multiple techniques today available. The objective pursued is to publish an integrated text, containing simple and comprehensible concepts relevant to experts in Geo-spatial Information." S. Dequal, Professor of Topography and Photogrammetry, DITAG, Polytechnic of Turin, Italy"This book fills a void of telling and showing the reader how remote sensing as a part of geomatics really works. With a clearly presented historical review up to the present time, the author illustrates the basic theories and use of the different remote sensing sensors and how to analyze the data from them for their application. This book would be a complement to the standard remote sensing books and I would highly recommend it for all land oriented professionals and especially graduate students who need a clear explanation of how remote sensing works". Chris J. Johannsen, Professor Emeritus of Agronomy, Department of Agronomy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA"Basics of Geomatics" is structured in a clear and effective way into thematic chapters that provide a fundamental, yet comprehensive coverage of each of the major disciplines making up the field of Geomatics. Thanks to its clarity and completeness, the text, supplemented by many useful tables and illustrations will serve as a basic reference work for both beginners and experienced readers".John L. van Genderen, Professor, International Institute for Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation (ITC), Department of Earth Observation Science, Enschede, The Netherlands. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Solving Algebraic Computational Problems in Geodesy and Geoinformatics
    June 2009
    by Joseph L. Awange, Erik W. Grafarend ISBN: 354023425X ISBN-13: 9783540234258
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    Solving Algebraic Computational Problems in Geodesy and Geoinformatics The book presents modern and efficient methods for solving Geodetic and Geoinformatics algebraic problems using computer algebra techniques of Ring, polynomials, Groebner basis, resultants, Gauss-Jacobi combinatorial and Procrustes algorithms. Although these problems are traditionally solved by approximate methods, this book presents alternative algebraic techniques based on computer algebra tools. This new approach meets such modern challenges as resection by laser techniques, solution of orientation in robotics, transformation and bundle block adjustment in geoinformatics, densification of engineering networks, analytical solution for GPS-meteorology and many other problems. For mathematicians the book provides some practical examples of abstract algebra application and multidimensional scaling. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Surveying - With Sections On Map Reading, Military Sketching, And Topographic Drawing
    April 2009
    by Anon ISBN: 1444620916 ISBN-13: 9781444620917
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    Surveying - With Sections On Map Reading, Military Sketching, And Topographic Drawing Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Surveying: Principles and Applications
    8th Edition   July 2008
    by Barry F. Kavanagh ISBN: 0132365123 ISBN-13: 9780132365123
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    Surveying: Principles and Applications Surveying: Principles and Applications, Eighth Edition presents a clear discussion of the latest advances in technological instrumentation, surveying principles, and applications for mapping and engineering surveys. It has a good selection of problems that illuminate and reinforce concepts, as well as providing up-to-date information on the latest technological innovations. Real-world emphasis is key to the continued success of this text and the success a student has in understanding surveying concepts - so real world, in fact, that it is often carried by graduates into their first day of work. Suitable for construction, civil technology, civil engineering programs, and general surveying.Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).

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    Engineering Surveying
    6th Edition   April 2007
    by W. Schofield, Mark Breach ISBN: 0750669497 ISBN-13: 9780750669498
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    Engineering Surveying Engineering surveying involves determining the position of natural and man-made features on or beneath the Earth's surface and utilizing these features in the planning, design and construction of works. It is a critical part of any engineering project. Without an accurate understanding of the size, shape and nature of the site the project risks expensive and time-consuming errors or even catastrophic failure.
    Engineering Surveying 6th edition covers all the basic principles and practice of this complex subject and the authors bring expertise and clarity. Previous editions of this classic text have given readers a clear understanding of fundamentals such as vertical control, distance, angles and position right through to the most modern technologies, and this fully updated edition continues that tradition.
    This sixth edition includes:
  • An introduction to geodesy to facilitate greater understanding of satellite systems
  • A fully updated chapter on GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO for satellite positioning in surveying
  • All new chapter on the important subject of rigorous estimation of control coordinates
  • Detailed material on mass data methods of photogrammetry and laser scanning and the role of inertial technology in them

  • With many worked examples and illustrations of tools and techniques, Engineering Surveying is essential reading for students and professionals alike involved in surveying, civil, structural and mining engineering, and related areas such as geography and mapping.
    Wilf Schofield was formerly Principal Lecturer in Civil Engineering at Kingston University; Mark Breach is the Principal Lecturer in Engineering Surveying at Nottingham Trent University and serves on technical committees of the RICS and ICES.
  • Comprehensive introduction to surveying for engineers
  • All basic and advanced techniques explained and illustrated with worked examples
  • Expanded coverage of modern instrumentation and satellite positioning
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    Surveying with Construction Applications
    March 2006
    by Barry F. Kavanagh ISBN: 0131709321 ISBN-13: 9780131709324
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    Surveying with Construction Applications Known for its state-of-the-art coverage, Surveying with Construction Applications covers the principles of surveying, the latest advances in instrumentation technology, field data capture, and data-processing techniques and the applications of surveying to the construction and engineering fields. Filled with problems, illustrations and field projects, the text skillfully blends theory and practice and balances coverage of traditional and contemporary surveying techniques. This new edition uses both English and metric units, contains a new chapter on modern construction surveying practices, and includes the most recent advances in electronic surveying measurement, global positioning systems, and geomatics.
    State-of-the-art coverage of surveying principles, instrumentation and techniques provides readers with the latest advances in instrumentation technology, field data capture, and data-processing techniquesto make them more effective in the field. Comprehensive coverage of modern construction surveying practices, highway curves, highway construction surveys, municipal street construction surveys AND MORE!
    All state Departments of Transportation (DOTs) in the U.S. and the provincial Transportation/Highways Departments in Canada conduct extensive training sessions for their large staffs. This text covers topics that are taught in these training sessions, in addition to all of the introductory topics needed for survey training. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Surveying: Fundamentals and Practices
    5th Edition   September 2005
    by Jerry A. Nathanson, Philip Kissam, Michael T. Lanzafama, Michael T. Lanzafama, Philip Kissam ISBN: 0130977365 ISBN-13: 9780130977366
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    Surveying
    Revised Edition   October 2003
    by Jack C. McCormac ISBN: 0471237582 ISBN-13: 9780471237587
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    Surveying McCormac's Surveying provides a basic overview to help readers understand and communicate with surveyors. New features include more applications in engineering areas such as environmental, transportation, geotechnical, construction; more applications to GIS and GPS; added coverage of Geomatics, including setting up data to do analysis and make decisions; and more examples and increase number of homework problems. Overview from BARNES&NOBLE (barnesandnoble.com).
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    Geomatics
    April 2002
    by Barry Kavanagh ISBN: 013032289X ISBN-13: 9780130322890
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    Geomatics Intended for technicians, constructors, and engineers seeking a broad introduction to surveying, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), and Geographic Positioning Systems (GPS), this new text by Barry Kavanagh offers the needed coverage in a well-written presentation of principles and applications.
    Some of the key features include:
  • Emphasis on the use of computer applications as a key tool in bringing together the diverse subjects covered in the book.
  • The heavy use of illustrations helps the reader visualize the concepts and apply them to real-world situations.
  • Extensive coverage of remote sensing methods.
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