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CET 113 - Surveying Fundamentals

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
This course will develop working knowledge of surveying fundamentals. Topics will include introduction to surveying instruments and equipment, measurement of distances and angles, determining elevation, note keeping, traversing, triangulation, mapping, and the researching of monuments and benchmarks.
Prerequisite OR Corequisite: MAT 773  
Competencies
  1. Learn surveying basics
    1. List famous surveyors
    2. Examine the early history of surveying
    3. Discuss the evolution of surveying equipment
    4. Discuss types and classes of surveys
    5. Understand different surveying reference systems
    6. Discuss the maintenance of equipment
  2. Understand basic horizontal and vertical measurements
    1. Learn and illustrate basic measurement units
    2. Illustrate the necessity for accurate surveys
    3. Differentiate between accuracy and precision
    4. Identify sources of errors and mistakes
    5. Define significant figures
    6. Learn how to and understand the importance of survey planning
    7. Prepare various types of field notes
    8. Prepare electronically recorded notes
    9. Describe office work and digital computers
  3. Using surveying equipment, demonstrate knowledge of measuring and corrections
    1. Use electronic distance measurements
    2. Discuss different uses of trigonometry in surveying
    3. Outline the types of corrections
    4. Discuss incorrect tape length or standardization error
    5. Examine the effect of temperature variations
    6. Define slope corrections
    7. Define sag and tension corrections
    8. Categorize common mistakes made in taping
    9. Describe the magnitude of errors
  4. Learn the application of trigonometry in surveying calculations
    1. Use the law of sins in surveying calculations
    2. Use the law of cosines in surveying calculations
    3. Be able to calculate missing angles and lengths by using trigonometric
  5. Utilize electronic distance measuring instruments (EDMs).
    1. Define basic terms
    2. List the types of EDMs
    3. Illustrate the set-up, leveling, and centering of EDMs
    4. Learn basic SMI software commands
    5. Locate errors in DEM measurements
    6. Discuss calibration of EDM equipment
    7. Illustrate the accuracy of EDMs
    8. Computer horizontal distances from slop distances
  6. Examine different types of leveling
    1. Discuss the theory of leveling
    2. Define basic definitions
    3. Describe differential leveling
    4. Discuss the earth’s curvature and atmospheric refraction
    5. List the use of level rod targets
    6. Identify common leveling mistakes
    7. Examine leveling errors
    8. Show methods for good leveling
    9. Define the precision of differential leveling
    10. Show the use of hand signals
    11. Computer adjustments of level circuits
    12. Describe precise leveling
    13. Illustrate profile leveling
    14. Define profiles
    15. Define cross sections
  7. Examine angles and directions
    1. Define meridians
    2. Define units of measuring angles
    3. Describe Azimuths and Bearings
    4. Examine uses of the Compass
    5. Define Traverse Angle Terms
    6. Prepare Traverse Computations
    7. Examine Magnetic Declination
  8. Compare angles and directions with Transits, Theodolites, and Total Stations
    1. Examine Transits and Theodolites
    2. Produce measures of horizontal angles
    3. Produce measured angles by repetition
    4. Produce measured vertical angles
    5. Illustrate how to set-up the Theodolite
    6. Define forced centering
    7. Produce measured zenith angles with a Theodolite
    8. Examine the total station
  9. Discuss miscellaneous angle concerns
    1. Identify common errors in angle measurement
    2. Identify common mistakes in measuring angles
    3. Define angle-distance relationships
    4. Understand resections
    5. Discuss older methods of traversing
  10. Review modern traversing
    1. Reproduce the intersection of two lines
    2. Demonstrate prolonging a straight line by double centering
    3. Discuss proper methods of cleaning surveying equipment
    4. Place points on a straight line between two given points



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