Surveyor Reference Manual (SVRM6P)

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Copyright: 2014
Page Count: 556
Format(s): Paperback, PDF
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11
Author(s):
  • George Cole, PhD, PE, PLS

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    George M. Cole, PhD, PE, PLS, is a practicing surveyor. He is currently vice president of Applied Geodetic Services, Inc. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Tulane University and a master of science degree from Florida State University. Among his numerous publications are the Fundamentals of Surveying Sample Examination (PPI) and Water Boundaries (John Wiley).
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    Introduction

    Table of Contents

    Sample Pages

    Index

    Appendices Table of Contents

    Surveyor Reference Manual (SVRM6P), 6th Edition


    The Surveyor Reference Manual is the most comprehensive book for the NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam. Its time-tested organization and clear explanations start with the basics to help you quickly get up to speed on common surveying concepts. Together, the 44 chapters provide an in-depth review of FS exam topics, and introduce many subjects covered on the Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exam. The extensive index contains more than 1000 entries, with multiple entries included for each topic, so you’ll find what you’re looking for no matter how you search.




    This book features:



    • 10 appendices containing essential support material

    • over 220 practice problems to build your problem-solving skills

    • over 120 common surveying terms defined in an easy-to-use glossary

    • hundreds of equations, figures, and tables

    • industry-standard terminology and nomenclature

    • example problems that demonstrate how to apply the concepts presented



     


    Exam Topics Covered
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    • Aerial Mapping

    • Algebra and Trigonometry

    • Basic Sciences

    • Boundary Law, Cadastral Law, and Administration

    • Business Law

    • Computer Operations and Programming

    • Data Adjustment

    • Economics

    • Field Data Acquisition and Reduction

    • Finance

    • Geodesy

    • Geodetic Survey Calculation

    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

    • Graphical Communication, Mapping

    • Higher Math

    • Land Development Principles

    • Laser Scanning

    • Management

    • Measurement Analysis

    • Photo/Image Data Acquisition and Reduction

    • Plane Survey Calculation

    • Probability and Statistics

    • Survey Astronomy

    • Survey Planning Process and Procedures

    • Written Communication





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    The GOTO book for the SIT and RPLS Review by Amazon.com Customer
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    I know many SITs and Texas RPLSs that have used this book, and prior editions, to pass their exams. (Other knowledge and material is required for PLS or RPLS exams)! Find me on Linked in (Darrell Ellis)! (Posted on 9/16/2015)

    Very thorough reference book for anyone wanting to go into the field of surveying. Review by Amazon.com Customer
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    Wow! There is a lot more to surveying than I had ever thought! This book really gives you the low down on all things related to surveying. The math alone that is involved in surveying is quite extensive. If you ever thought about going into the field of surveying, this book is a great book to help you get started. From mathematics to computer programming, this book pretty much covers it all. But mostly it's math, math, and more math, with a little field study mixed in. There is even a chapter about the early history of property law, the Feudal system, homesteading rights, etc.

    As much as I like to learn about anything I can learn about, because I love to know how things work, I have to admit that this book is overwhelming to me. There is so much information to process. But for someone who is going into the field, this book is chock full of information to help you prepare for the FS exam, with over 220 practice problems to build your problem-solving skills, and hundreds of equations, figures, and tables, this book will give you a great start. Once you pass your exam, this book can serve as a great reference book to go back to throughout your surveying career for a quick reference. The layout of the book is easy to navigate and it is easy to find just the information you are looking for quickly. (Posted on 3/19/2015)

    Comprehensive reference and study guide for FS and PS exams Review by Amazon.com Customer
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    You buy Surveyor Reference Manual for the purpose of preparing for the FS (Fundamentals of Surveying) and PS (Principles and Practice of Surveying) exams conducted by NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying), and the book can also serve as a comprehensive reference after you pass the exams and become a surveyor by profession.

    The Manual contains 44 chapters covering all fundamental surveying terminology and nomenclature. The first ten chapters are related to the mathematics of surveying: Algebra, Basic and Analytical Geometry, and Trigonometry, System of units, Dimensional Equations, Perimeter and Circumference, Area and Volume, and Rectangular Coordinate System. Chapters 11 through 22 discuss surveying concepts of measurements. Chapters 23 through 39 relate to history and development of land ownership. And Chapters 40 through 44 discuss the use of computers in surveying, economic analysis, and ethics.

    The Manual describes in great detail the types of questions a test taker will encounter and offers many practice questions throughout the book.
    (Posted on 2/19/2015)

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