Topical Coverage

Note Set #1

Learning Objectives

Understand what the class covers

Understand how you will be graded

Understand what is expected of you

Learn that Surveying creates a one to one correspondence of points on a map to points in the field

Surveys begin with one known point and a known direction

Learn why we level our surveying instruments

learn how to release, lock, and use the fine adjustment screws on the vertical and horizontal motions

Understand how to level an instrument with 3 screws or one with 4.

What this lecture prepares you for

Proficiency exercise #1 - Leveling instruments

 

Note Set #2

Learning Objectives

learn how to set up the instrument above a point with a conventional or optical plumb bob

learn how to make fine adjustments of position using adjustments on the tripod legs or the instrument

learn how to aim and focus the telescope and cross hairs.

What this lecture prepares you for

Proficiency exercise #2 - Setting Up Over a Point 

Note Set #3

Learning Objectives

Learn to read transit verniers for horizontal angle

Learn to read transit verniers for vertical angle

Learn how to set optical coincidence on a theodolite

Learn how to read a theodolite

Learn about Degrees/Minutes/Seconds  Gon  and Mil Angle Systems

Learn how to operate angles on digital instruments

Understand Azimuths and Bearings.

What this lecture prepares you for

Proficiency exercise #3 - Reading angles

(done in class as part of lecture)  

   

 

Note Set #4

Learning Objectives

Understand the principle of setting the angle to 0 when looking down a backsight line

Understand the use of upper and lower motions in setting 0 to sight down a backsight line

Understand to set 0 with the upper motion (and possibly the micrometer) and use the lower motion to sight down the backsight line

Understand how to get a zero on a backsight line if you only have an upper motion by first sighting the backsight line and then using the "cheater knobs" or scales (and possibly the micrometer) to set 0 after you have already sighted down the backsight.

Understand the importance of turning the angle right or clockwise in turning to your foresight

What this lecture prepares you for

Proficiency #4 - Turning backsights to foresights and measuring horizontal angles with many different instruments.

   

Note Set #5

Learning Objectives

Learn how to chain a distance

Learn how to read a stadia rod and measure distance by stadia

Understand how an EDM works

Learn how to shoot a distance with an EDM

What this lecture prepares you for

Proficiency #5 - Measuring Distances

 

Note Set #6

  

Learning Objectives

Understand how a traverse moves from point to point and gets coordinates in the field

Understand what a traverse is and what it does

Understand how to find the Azimuth of a foresight line given a known backsight direction and a measured horizontal angle

Understand how to move an instrument to a former foresight point and then backsight to the previous point and know what the backsight azimuth is for your new instrument location.

Understand what a side shot is and why one would take a side shot

Understand the key measurements that must be taken in the field while doing a traverse

Be briefed on the self study slide set that will show how to enter data into the "Traverse Calculator" Spreadsheet.

        Use the link below to reference the Self Study Slide Show

        How to Calculate a Traverse with the Traverse Calculator.ppt

        Use the link below to download the "Traverse Calculator"

        General Traverse Calculator 2010.xls

What this lecture prepares you for

Field Lab #1 -  The Closed Traverse

 

Note Set #7

Learning Objectives

Understand what a Brunton Compass Is

Learn how to sight and read a direction with the compass held at belly level

Learn how to sight and read a direction with the compass held at Eye level

Learn how to set the magnetic declination on a Brunton Compass

Understand how to conduct a Brunton Traverse

What this lecture prepares you for

Proficiency #6 - demonstrating setting magnetic declination and reading a Brunton Compass

Field Lab #2 - Brunton Traverse.  

 

Note Set #8

Learning Objectives

Understand what State Plane Coordinates Are

Understand what a Geoids is and projecting points onto a Geoids means

Learn how to run a simple GPS unit for reading latitude and longitude

Learn to run a coordinate transform program to convert latitude and longitude into State Plane Coordinates

What this lecture prepares you for

Field Lab #3  GPS verification of points. 

 

Note Set #9

Learning Objectives

Understand that a Resection allows you to find your position from sighting and turning angles between 3 known points.

Have a general concept of how you can compute your position from sighting 3 known points

What this Lecture Prepares you for

Field Lab #4  Resection

 

 

 

Proficiency Exercise #5 - Determine Instrument Precision and Whether the Instrument is repeating

    Brunton Compasses

Proficiency Exercise #6 - Using a Brunton Compass

    Surveyors Compass

    Modern Instrument Readouts

    Indexing Errors

    Electronic Distance Measurement

Proficiency Exercise #5 - Using a Total Station

CLASSES #7 AND #8

    Field Lab #2 on Traverses

Lab #2  Traverses

CLASS #9  (Note - this class incorporates both an instruction session and a short outdoor lab)

    Establishing Direction Underground

    Surveying Tips to Use Underground

    What is GPS

    How is GPS Used

    Types of GPS units

    Field Lab #3 Finding a Position and Finding a Survey Monument with GPS

(Note - In the event of sufficiently inclement weather we will begin the underground traverse instead)

Lab #3  Using GPS

    GPS Systems

    Meridian Problems in Plane Surveys

    Geodetic Survey Control Grids

    State Plane Coordinate Systems

    Linking Data from Geodetic and Plane Surveys

CLASSES #10 AND #11

    Field Lab #4 on Underground Traverses

CLASS #12

    Levels and Leveling

Proficiency Exercise #8 - Determining Elevation Change with Dumpy and Self Leveling Levels.

    Building Topographic Maps from Level Data

CLASS #13

   

CLASS #14

    Field Lab #5 - Leveling and Topography

CLASS #15