Plane Surveying (SUR 111) Online Lab Manual

Learn how to operate, compute and reduce surveying measurements in just 15 weeks

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A comprehensive course on instrument use and calibration, data collection, data analysis, and data adjustment methods most commonly used in land surveying. Topics include differential leveling, total stations and electronic distance meters, survey tapes/chains and other conventional survey equipment. Data reduction and adjustment of leveling, traverse, and other survey data will also be addressed.

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Syllabus

1 Lab Week 1: Introduction to Plane Surveying Labs

  1. Week 1: Introduction Pre-Quiz
  2. Download and Print Week 1 Lab Assignment
  3. Watch Welcome to Plane Surveying Video
  4. Watch Fieldbook Setup Video
  5. Post a short video (camera phones are fine) describing what you hope to learn in this lab and why you decided to study GISc. Post the video as a URL (your free OneDrive account is a good choice for uploading and linking to the video).

2 Week 2 Lab: Measurement Theory

  1. Week 2: Measurement Theory Pre-Quiz
  2. Download and Print Lab 2 Assignment
  3. Watch Introduction to Steel Tape
  4. Watch Week 2 Lab How -To Video 1
  5. Watch Week 2 Lab How -To Video 2
  6. Watch Week 2 Lab How -To Video 3
  7. In the prompt below, in a few sentences, tell the class your paces-per-foot. Was it smaller or larger than you expected?

3 Week 3: Chaining

  1. Week 3: Chaining Pre-Quiz
  2. Download and Print Week 3 Lab Assignment
  3. Watch Week 3 Lab How -To Video
  4. Using any chaining dataset in the textbook or with your own data from the lab, describe the input data, formulas and step-by-step calculations to solve for one chaining correction (i.e. temperature, length, sag, etc). Don’t skimp on details.

4 Week 4: Level Checks

  1. Week 4: Level Checks Pre-Quiz
  2. Download and Print Week 4 Lab Assignment
  3. Watch Intro To Level Video
  4. Watch Using Levels Video
  5. Watch Week 4 Lab How-To Video
  6. Take a video of yourself setting-up a differential level in under 3 minutes. Post the video as a URL (your free OneDrive account is a good choice for uploading and linking to the video).

5 Week 5: Level Loop

  1. Week 5: Level Loop Pre-Quiz
  2. Download and Print Lab 5 Assignment
  3. Watch Differential Level Walkthrough Video
  4. Watch Differential Level Walkthrough Video
  5. Watch Intro to Differential Levels
  6. Record yourself performing a page check on the data from Elementary Surveying problem 5.12 on a whiteboard or chalkboard.
  7. Watch Running a Level Loop Video

6 Week 7: Closing the Horizon

  1. Week 7: Total Station Pre-Check
  2. Download and Print Week 7 Assignment
  3. Watch Total Station Introduction Video
  4. Watch Total Station How To Turn a Double Angle
  5. Watch Week 7 Lab How-to Video
  6. Explain the differences between azimuths, bearings and radians. Be specific and provide examples, pictures or any of supplementary information required to answer the question.

7 Week 8: Total Station Distance and Angles

  1. Week 8: Total Station Distance and Angles Pre-Quiz
  2. Download Week 8 Lab Assignment
  3. Watch Week 8 Lab How-to Video
  4. Describe the process of computing a single interior angle from a set of double-angle measurements.

8 Week 9: Traverse Loop

  1. Week 9: Traverse Loop Pre-Quiz
  2. Download and Print Week 9 Lab Assignment
  3. Watch Traversing in the Field Video
  4. When conducting a traverse, when would you choose a standard traverse method and when would you opt for a radial traverse method? Please discuss below in text.

9 Week 10: Traverse Computations

  1. Week 10: Traverse Computations Pre-Quiz
  2. Download and Print Week 10 Lab Assignment
  3. Traverse Computations Video
  4. Provide a video of you completing one step of the traverse computation process; show your work as you do it.
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Facilitators

Dr. Tony Nettleman, PhD, RPLS, Esq

Dr. Tony Nettleman is a Land Surveying Engineer and Attorney that has been practicing for over 20 years. He holds a BS, MS and PhD in geomatics as well as a law degree. Tony has helped thousands of professional surveyors obtain and keep their licenses.