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CI 110 - Surveying I

Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to the elements of the discipline of land surveying, Included are topics on: The background and history of the surveying profession and how it interacts with other disciplines: measurement concepts, error consideration, accuracy, precision, and significant figures; methods for distance measuring; elevation measurements and leveling; measuring angles with theodolites and EDMs; traverse computation and preparation of simple maps.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • communicate verbally during outdoor laboratory exercises and record field measurements and other data in the manner common to the surveying profession;
  • units of measure and terms employed in plane surveying:
    • length:  Meters, feet, "historical" units;
    • area:  Square meters, square fee, hectares, acres; and
    • angle:  Degree-minutes-seconds.
  • use various methods and equipment available for:
    • length:  Pacing, stadia, taping, EDM;
    • elevation/Height:  Automatic level, theodolite; and
    • angle:  Theodolite, EDM.
  • identify and correct typical sources of systematic errors in taping;
  • measurement of travers angles and distances;
  • field angular closure vs. acceptable closure as defined by governing agencies;
  • balancing of angles;
  • computation of bearings/azimuths and latitudes and departures;
  • comparison of field traverse closure with acceptable closure as defined by governing agencies;
  • adjustment of traverse;
  • computation of coordinates;
  • computation of areas;
  • transfer of elevations from one point to another by differential leveling;
  • comparison of field elevation closure with acceptable closure as defined by governing agencies;
  • adjustment of level loops;
  • identify the surveyor's role in a land information system (GIS); and
  • create computer solutions for common surveying problems utilizing computer software.

Prerequisites: Concurrent registration in, or completion of, MT 122 or MT 126 and CI 100
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