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  • Surveyor FS Package (LP7)
    Save 15%. The Surveyor FS Package is a complete and cost-effective way to prepare for the Fundamentals of Surveying exam.
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    Surveyor FS Package (LP7)

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    The Surveyor FS Package is a complete and cost-effective way to prepare for the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam.

    Save 15% on the package compared to purchasing these books individually.

    This Package Includes:

    • Surveyor Reference Manual (LSRM5), 5th Edition
    • Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams (LSSP3), 3rd Edition
    • Fundamentals of Surveying Sample Examination (LSSE3), 3rd Edition
    • Definitions of Surveying and Associated Terms (SURDT)
    • Casio FX-115 ES Plus Advanced Scientific Calculator (FX115ESP)
    • Customizable Book Tabs (TABPPI)

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  • Surveyor PS Package (PS7)
    Save 15%. The Surveyor PS Package is a complete and cost-effective way to prepare for the Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exam.
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    Surveyor PS Package (PS7)

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    The Surveyor PS Package is a complete and cost-effective way to prepare for the Principles & Practice of Surveying (PS) exam.

    Save 15% on the package compared to purchasing these books individually.

    This Package Includes:

    • Surveyor Reference Manual (LSRM5), 5th Edition
    • Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams (LSSP3), 3rd Edition
    • Principles and Practice of Surveying Sample Examination (PLSSE2), 2nd Edition
    • Definitions of Surveying and Associated Terms (SURDT)
    • NCEES PS Surveying Sample Questions & Solutions (NCPLS4)
    • Casio FX-115 ES Plus Advanced Scientific Calculator (FX115ESP)
    • Customizable Book Tabs (TABPPI)

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  • Surveyor Reference Manual (LSRM5P)

    The Surveyor Reference Manual is the most comprehensive reference available for surveyors preparing for the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam, Principles and Practices of Surveying (PS) exam, or the Certified Survey Technician (CST) exam. Buy the print version, get the E-Book version for only $50.


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    Surveyor Reference Manual (LSRM5P), 5th Edition

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    Page Count:    552
    Format(s):    Paperback, PDF
    Dimensions:    8 1/2 x 11
    Authors:    George Cole, PhD, PE, PLS

    The Surveyor Reference Manual is the most comprehensive reference available for surveyors preparing for the Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam. It can also be used as an additional study aid for the Principles and Practices of Surveying (PS) exam, and can even help in preparing for the Certified Survey Technician (CST) exam. New chapters on aerial mapping and hydrographic surveying have been added to this edition, and chapters on map projections and state plane coordinate systems, water boundaries, and riparian and littoral rights have been significantly revised.

    Everything a good FS exam preparation book should contain

    • A complete introduction to the exam, including the format and content
    • More than 190 solved example problems and 365 additional practice problems
    • Complete step-by-step solutions for every practice problem
    • A full glossary of terms

    "The Surveyor Reference Manual successfully prepared me for the exam and is now the backbone of my reference collection."
    -J. Forest McKenzie II, E.I.T., L.S.I.T. Civil Designer ADC Engineering, Inc.

     

    Exam Topics Covered
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    • Mathematics Basics
    • Field Data Acquisition
    • Plane Survey Calculations
    • Geodesy and Survey Calculations
    • Cadastral and Boundary Law
    • Land Planning and Development
    • Mapping
    • Specialty Surveying Areas
    • Computer Operations and Programming
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    The Surveyor Reference Manual is a valuable resource when preparing for the exam, but it can be cumbersome when you’re on the go. With the E-Book version, you can study on public transit, at the coffee shop, or anyplace you can bring a mobile device. Click here to view our E-Book FAQs.

     

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  • Fundamentals of Surveying Sample Examination (LSSE3)
    Surveyors agree that taking a sample examination is the best way to assess where additional preparation time is needed.
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    Fundamentals of Surveying Sample Examination (LSSE3), 3rd Edition

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    ISBN:  978-1-59126-046-2
    Page Count:    80
    Format:    Paperback
    Dimensions:    8 1/2 x 11
    Authors:    George Cole, PhD, PE, PLS

    Surveyors agree that taking a sample examination is the best way to assess where additional preparation time is needed. The Fundamentals of Surveying Sample Examination simulates the actual exam in every aspect, from the format and level of difficulty, to the time limit and number of problems.

    The Most Realistic Practice for the FS Exam

    • Two 4-hour sessions, each containing 85 multiple-choice problems, mentally prepare you for the pressure of working under timed conditions
    • Step-by-step solutions help you check your solving methods
    $60
  • Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams (LSSP3)
    Over 1,100 practice problems help you sharpen your problem-solving skills and build your confidence.
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    Surveying Solved Problems for the FS and PS Exams (LSSP3), 3rd Edition

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    ISBN:  978-1-59126-084-4
    Page Count:    368
    Format:    Paperback
    Dimensions:    8 1/2 x 11
    Authors:    Jan Van Sickle, PLS

    Take advantage of this opportunity to work over 1,100 exam-like practice problems in preparation for the FS or PS exam. Using a “building block” approach, problems are grouped by topic progressing from easiest to most challenging. This helps you understand core concepts and improve your problem-solving skills.

    Surveying Solved Problems will help you pass the FS and PS exams by

    • sharpening your problem-solving skills
    • increasing your problem-solving speed and confidence
    • assessing essential knowledge, skills, and analytical abilities
    • demonstrating the most efficient problem-solving methods  

    Topics Covered

    • Advanced Mathematics
    • Basic Sciences
    • Computer Operations
    • Geodetic and Control Surveys
    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    • Global Positioning System (GPS)
    • Hydrography
    • Land Boundary Law
    • Legal Descriptions
    • Photogrammetry
    • Plats and Mapping
    • Project Management
    • Public Land Surveying System
    • Surveying Mathematics
    • Surveying Astronomy
    • Surveying Instruments and Procedures
    • Written Communication
    • Advanced Mathematics
    • Basic Sciences
    • Computer Operations
    • Geodetic and Control Surveys
    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    • Global Positioning System (GPS)
    • Hydrography
    • Land Boundary Law
    • Legal Descriptions
    • Photogrammetry
    • Plats and Mapping
    • Project Management
    • Public Land Surveying System
    • Surveying Mathematics
    • Surveying Astronomy
    • Surveying Instruments and Procedures
    • Written Communication
    $85
  • Principles and Practice of Surveying Sample Examination (PLSSE2)
    Designed to prepare you for the NCEES PS exam, the Principles and Practice of Surveying Sample Examination simulates the actual exam with realistic problems.
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    Principles and Practice of Surveying Sample Examination (PLSSE2), 2nd Edition

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    ISBN:  978-1-59126-045-5
    Page Count:    48
    Format:    Paperback
    Dimensions:    8 1/2 x 11
    Authors:    George Cole, PhD, PE, PLS

    Designed to prepare you for the NCEES PS exam, the Principles and Practice of Surveying Sample Examination simulates the actual exam with realistic problems. This sample exam closely mirrors the complete exam experience by covering the 5 primary topics covered, the level of difficulty, length, and question format.

    The Most Realistic Practice for the PS Exam

    • One 4-hour and one 2-hour session, just like the actual exam
    • 100 multiple-choice questions, with solutions
    $60
  • NCEES PS Surveying Sample Questions & Solutions (NCPLS4)
    This book provides sample questions and solutions for the Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exam.
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    NCEES PS Surveying Sample Questions & Solutions (NCPLS4)

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    ISBN:  978-1-932613-66-7
    Page Count:    75
    Format:    Paperback
    Dimensions:    8 1/2 x 11
    Authors:    NCEES

    This official NCEES publication provides sample problems and solutions for the Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exam.

    $20
  • Surveying: Theory and Practice (SURTP)
    This comprehensive book works well for both surveying students and practicing surveyors
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    Surveying: Theory and Practice (SURTP), 7th Edition

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    ISBN:  978-007015-914-3
    Page Count:    1,200
    Format:    Hardcover
    Dimensions:    7 1/2 x 9 1/2
    Authors:    James M Anderson, Edward M Mikhail

    This comprehensive book works well for both surveying students and practicing surveyors. Each key chapter is broken down into two parts for ease of use depending on your skill level and needs. Part A discusses basic, elementary topics, while Part B goes into detail on more advanced subject matter.

    Topics Covered Include:
    • Digital Mapping
    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    • Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
    • Spatial Information Systems (SIS)
    • Digital Mapping
    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
    • Global Positioning Systems (GPS)
    • Spatial Information Systems (SIS)
    $255
  • Definitions of Surveying and Associated Terms (SURDT)
    This is the surveyor's bible, published by the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM). Long has this best-selling book been a staple in the arsenal of practically every surveyor in America, whether preparing for the licensing exams, or looking for the proper context of a word or term.
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    Definitions of Surveying and Associated Terms (SURDT)

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    ISBN:  978-097659-910-4
    Page Count:    314
    Format:    Paperback
    Dimensions:    8 1/2 x 5 1/2
    Authors:    American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM)

    This is the surveyor's bible, published by the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping (ACSM). Long has this best-selling book been a staple in the arsenal of practically every surveyor in America, whether preparing for the licensing exams, or looking for the proper context of a word or term.

    This edition is updated to incorporate over 500 new definitions and modify approximately 150 others. The 2005 revised edition contains over 100 more pages than its predecessor but is still compact and easy to handle.

    A colorful jacket has been chosen for the book, so as to give it a distinctive look from earlier editions. Recommended by the CST Board.

    $30
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    Prepare for your exam with the versatile Casio FX-115 ES Plus calculator—accepted by the NCEES for all exams.
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    Casio FX-115 ES Plus Advanced Scientific Calculator (FX115ESP)

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    Format:    Calculator
    Authors:    Casio

    Casio's FX-115 ES Plus calculator is on the list of approved calculators for the NCEES engineering and surveying exams. Solve exam problems with the versatility and functionality of the Casio FX-115 ES Plus.

    The Casio FX-115 ES Plus Calculator

    • Natural textbook 2-line display = You can find exact roots of quadratic functions, and it displays advanced notation in standard form.
    • Advanced mathematics = You can find the calculation of integrals, derivatives, and summation sequences with the appropriate notation templates. You also can easily identify local maximum and minimum.
    • Engineering functionality = You can access 40 pre-programmed scientific unit conversions. 
    • Enhanced capabilities =  You can utilize complex number calculation, simultaneous and polynomial equation solving, "Calc", "Solv", and base N calculations.
    • Power reliability = It operates on both solar and battery power.

    Master your Casio FX-115 ES Plus Calculator with PPI's Casio Calculator OnDemand Lessons.

    $25
  • Customizable Book Tabs (TABPPI)
    Organize your exam references using these attractive, durable, and easily customizable crack-and-peel book tabs.
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    Customizable Book Tabs (TABPPI)

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    Page Count:    24 Tabs
    Format:    Tabs
    Dimensions:    1 1/4 x 1/2
    Authors:    Editors of PPI

    Quickly locate important information on exam day with these 24 customizable, crack-and-peel book tabs from PPI.

    The Ideal Tool for Organizing Information in Your References

    • Simple to affix to a book page
    • Easily customizable and attractive
    • Tear resistant thanks to their special design

    Please note: Not all state boards allow the use of tabbed reference materials during exams. Confirm with your state board whether you are permitted to use tabbed references.

    $15
  • Engineering Your Start-Up (EYSU2)
    Learn how to successfully launch and grow your own engineering company with this book written specifically for engineering entrepreneurs.
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    Engineering Your Start-Up (EYSU2), 2nd Edition

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    ISBN:  978-1-888577-91-4
    Page Count:    480
    Format:    Paperback
    Dimensions:    6 x 9
    Authors:    James A. Swanson, MBA, JD, SB, Michael L. Baird, MBA, PhD

    Thinking of starting your own business in high-tech? Do yourself a huge favor by reading this book first. The authors, both veterans of many start-ups, address topics vital to your start-up success, such as

    • Finding start-up opportunities
    • Leaving your current employer but keeping your ideas
    • Protecting your intellectual property
    • Managing the five critical elements of a successful start-up
    • Securing start-up financing
    • Dealing successfully with venture capitalists
    • Writing a winning business plan
    • Creating a management team
    • Handling employment and compensation--who to hire and how to pay them
    • Avoiding the most common mistakes entrepreneurs make
    • Understanding company valuation and exit strategies

    James Swanson and Michael Baird lay out all the basic concepts clearly, step by step. They demystify the start-up process with frank advice, insiders' tips, and "been there" examples. On-point case studies show you what to do--and what to avoid. An expanded list of resources steers you to help when you need it. You'll learn what it takes for you to create and manage a start-up, and the personal characteristics required to be successful in your new venture.

    In good economies and bad, entrepreneurs will continue to lead the way to new markets, new ventures, and new technologies. With this comprehensive new guide, you have a great start to start-up success.

    $30
  • Engineering Your Writing Success (EYWS)
    Learn to write clear, effective reports, proposals, letters, procedures, and more with this step-by-step approach to successful written communication.
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    Engineering Your Writing Success (EYWS)

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    ISBN:  978-0-912045-90-0
    Page Count:    304
    Format:    Paperback
    Dimensions:    6 x 9
    Authors:    James E. Vincler, Nancy Horlick Vincler

    You'll never dread a writing project again when you learn to use the step-by-step approach given in Engineering Your Writing Success. This book shows you the nuts and bolts of starting and finishing all your writing projects—reports, proposals, memos, letters, data sheets, and procedures. Learn to design your message to reach your reader, choosing the right words every time. Don't let poor writing skills hold back your career—this book can help.

    $30

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