California Civil Surveying Reference Manual (CSRM)


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ISBN: 978-1-59126-494-1
Copyright: 2017
Page Count: 304
Format: Paperback
Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 11
  • George Cole, PhD, PE, PLS

    Author Information

    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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    California Civil Surveying Reference Manual

    George Cole’s California Civil Surveying Reference Manual (CSRM) offers complete review for the California Civil: Engineering Surveying Exam. This book is part of a comprehensive learning management system designed to help you pass the California Civil: Engineering Surveying exam the first time.

    California Civil Surveying Reference Manual (CSRM) features include:

    • 28 chapters provide an in-depth review of the topics listed in the California Civil: Engineering Surveying Exam specifications

    • Exam-like practice problems to help the examinee prepare for the kinds of questions they will see on the exam, and the examples and the extra problems will give them further practice in applying the concepts taught in each chapter

    • Over 220 practice problems to build the reader’s problem-solving skills, hundreds of equations, figures, and tables, industry-standard terminology and nomenclature, and equal support of U.S. customary and SI units

    • Extensive index contains more than 1000 entries, with multiple entries included for each topic, so the examinee can easily find the codes and concepts they will need during the exam

    This book is a companion to the Practice Exams for the California Civil Surveying Exam (CSPE4) in chapter sequence, nomenclature, terminology, and methodology, so you can easily practice where you need more support. 

    Topics Covered 

    • Analytical Geometry

    • Area of a Traverse

    • Basic Geometry

    • Construction Surveying

    • Directions

    • Earthwork

    • Electronic Positioning

    • Engineering Surveying Law

    • Geographic Information Systems

    • Horizontal Curves

    • Hydrographic Surveying

    • Land Descriptions

    • Leveling

    • Map Projects and Plane Coordinate Systems

    • Plan and Profile Sheets

    • Rectangular Coordinate Systems

    • Statistics of Measurements

    • Subdivisions

    • Taping

    • Topographic Surveying and Mapping

    • Traverses

    • Trigonometry

    • Vertical Curves


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