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Copyright: 2014
Page Count: 556
Format(s): Paperback, PDF
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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    Surveyor Reference Manual with Access to the eTextbook, 6th Edition

    Surveyor Reference Manual for the FS and PS Exam with Free One Year Access to the eTextbook, Only Available at PPI

    George Cole's Surveyor Reference Manual (SVRM6) offers complete review for the NCEES Fundamentals of Surveying (FS) exam, plus you get free one year access to the eTextbook. This book is part of a comprehensive learning management system designed to help you pass the FS exam the first time.

    Surveyor Reference Manual (SVRM6) features include:

    • 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

    • 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 

    This book is a companion to the Fundamentals of Surveying Practice Exam (SVFPX4) in chapter sequence, nomenclature, terminology, and methodology, so you can easily practice where you need more support. Click here to see the details of our complete learning management system. 

    Topics Covered

    • 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 

    Only available at, buy Surveyor Reference Manual (SVRM6) and get: 

    • Free one year access to the eTextbook (a $190 value). If you return your print edition, you will lose access to your eTextbook.

    • Free Surveyor Reference Manual Index (a $15 value)

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    • Surveyor Reference Manual, 6th Edition eTextbook - 1 Year
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    Customer Reviews (View All - 12)

    Five Stars Review by Customer
    Great book for review information! (Posted on 6/17/2015)

    Comprehensive and Valuable for the FS Exam Review by Customer
    Anyone thinking of taking the Fundamental Survey Exam (FS) is going to find a lot of value in this reference guide as it is comprehensive, detailed, and very easy to read even for this non-surveying guy. I did some survey work back in the day so I had to brush up on my trig a little but, otherwise, found this guide to be very easy to read even for beginners. The information also seems fairly universal given not all survey work is the same.

    Despite the hefty price, I would highly recommend this guide to anyone studying for the FS or wanted to see what's involved with being a surveyor. (Posted on 3/19/2015)