Surveyor Reference Manual

The Reference Manual every Surveying examinee needs!

George Cole’s Surveyor Reference Manual, Seventh Edition (SVRM7) offers a complete review for the NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) Exam. This book is the most up-to-date, comprehensive reference manual available, and is designed to help you pass the NCEES FS exam the first time!


Surveyor Reference Manual, Seventh Edition features include:

  • 44 chapters provide an in-depth review of FS exam topics
  • Introduces many subjects covered on the Principles and Practice of Surveying (PS) exam
  • Enhanced coverage on aerial mapping
  • 8 appendices containing essential support material
  • Over 300 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

Topics Covered

  • Algebra, Basic Geometry, Trigonometry, Calculus
  • Field Data Acquisition
  • Plane Survey Calculations
  • Geodesy and Survey Astronomy
  • Cadastral and Boundary Law
  • Mapping
  • Specialty Surveying Areas
  • Accuracy Standards

Sample PDFs

Surveyor Reference Manual Seventh Edition Book Cover
$205.00

PUB YEAR
2019
FORMAT
Paperback or eTextbook
PRINT ISBN
9781591266488

FAQs

The PS exam is a 100-question computer-based test in which your exam appointment will last approximately 7 hours.
The FS exam is a 110-question computer-based test in which your exam appointment will last approximately 6 hours.

The PS exam covers the following topics:

  • Legal Principles
  • Professional Survey Practices
  • Standards and Specifications
  • Business Practices
  • Areas of Practice

For more information, you can visit NCEES.

The FS exam covers the following topics:

  • Surveying Processes and Methods
  • Mapping Processes and Methods
  • Boundary Law and Real Property Principles
  • Surveying Principles
  • Surveying Computations and Computer Applications
  • Business Concepts
  • Applied Mathematics and Statistics
For more information, you can visit NCEES.

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Roy
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Roy
"I found the practice exam very useful in preparing for the NCEES PS exam. Great refresher to reinforce key topics and supplement other study aids. After practicing Engineering for many years, I decided to pursue Surveying. With the materials PPI offers, I was able to successfully pass the PS exam on the first attempt."
Roy
"I found the practice exam very useful in preparing for the NCEES PS exam. Great refresher to reinforce key topics and supplement other study aids. After practicing Engineering for many years, I decided to pursue Surveying. With the materials PPI offers, I was able to successfully pass the PS exam on the first attempt."