This course develops fundamental skills in the theoretical and practical aspects of plane surveying through the use and care of modern instruments and the associated computations. Topics include the classification of errors incurred in observed field data and necessary correction applications, the use and care of surveying equipment, traversing, differential leveling, stadia and mapping, and electronic data transfer. Computer applications are used where appropriate.
To understand the methods used in measuring land area, preparation of map, elevation of a point, setting out works for the constructional purpose
By the end of this course, the student should be able to:
· Calculate using surveying data
synthesize the nature of calculations made with surveying data, methods of data recording, display, and storage.
A student on completing this course is expected to:
Obtain a full understanding of the nature of surveying data, including errors and the need for error control.
Outline surveying project fundamentals, mainly referencing systems, horizontal and vertical control, and topographic mapping.