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CONSTRUCTION SURVEYING TRAINING MANUAL SURVEYOR COURSE


E-Books - All Manuals and Books offered in this listing are E-Books on CD in either PDF or Word Format. There is no printed material included.

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Photogrammetric Mapping Manual (371 Pages)

Chapter 1: Introduction

Purpose

Applicability

Distribution

References

Mandatory Requirements

Scope

Standards

Life Cycle Project Management Integration of Photogrammetric Mapping Throughout the Project Life

Metrics

Trade Name Exclusions

Manual Development and Proponency

Using the Manual

Explanation of Abbreviations and Terms

Mandatory Requirements of this Chapter



Chapter 2: Photogrammetric Accuracy Standards and Classifications

General

Photogrammetric Mapping Standards

USACE Photogrammetric Mapping Standard

ASPRS Accuracy Standards for Large-Scale Maps

Typical Mapping Scales, Contour Intervals, and Accuracy Classifications for USACE Functional Applications

Supplemental USACE Photogrammetric Mapping Criteria

USACE Orthophoto and Orthophoto Map Accuracy Standards

Photogrammetric Mapping Coverage



Chapter 3: Photogrammetric Processes

Photogrammetry

Photogrammetric Processes

Imagery Acquisition

Ground Control

Adjustment of Imagery to the Earth

Feature Collection

Quality Control / Quality Assurance



Chapter 4: Photogrammetric Mapping Planning and Cost Estimating Principles

General

Photogrammetric Mapping Project Planning

Photo Scale, Contour Interval, and Target Map Scale Determination

Data Compatibility

Project Design

Photogrammetric Mapping Production Flow

Approach to Estimating Detailed Photogrammetric Mapping Project Costs

Project Specifications

Contract Parameters

Calculation of Production Hours for Aerial Photography

Photo Control Surveying Cost Items

Aerotriangulation

Photogrammetric Compilation and Digital Mapping Cost Items

Orthophoto Images

Summary of Production Hours

Photogrammetric Mapping - Sample Scope of Work and Cost Estimate



Chapter 5: Aerial Photography

General

Subcontracted Photography

General

Operational Procedures

Flight Line Maps

General

Types of Aerial Cameras

Analog Aerial Cameras

Camera Filters

Camera Classifications

Camera Mounting Requirements

Camera Criteria/Reporting

General

Radiant Energy and the Electromagnetic Spectrum

Film Characteristics

Type of Diapositives

Film Processing and Handling Specifications and Criteria

Camera Panel

Film Report

Negative Annotation

Container Labels

Photo Index Map Requirements

Contact Prints

Contract Deliverables



Chapter 6: Structural Evaluation

General

Coordinate Reference Systems

Ground Control Requirements for Photogrammetric Mapping

Marking Photo Control

Survey Accuracy Standards

Deliverables



Chapter 7: Airborne Global Positioning System Techniques

ABGPS

Project Planning

Other Considerations

Ground Receiver

Airborne Receiver

ABGPS Project Configuration

Quality Control



Chapter 8: Analytical Aerotriangulation

General

Aerotriangulation Principles

Softcopy Methods

Pass Points

Ground Control Points

Other Points

Instrumentation

Accuracy and Quality Control Criteria

Stereoplotter Settings

Deliverables



Chapter 9: Stereocompilation Procedures

General

Preparation

Stereoplatters

Types of Stereoplotters

Stereoplotter Operations

Stereoplotter Output Devices

Softcopy Workstation

Softcopy Workstations Output Devices

Stereoplotter Accuracies

Line Map Compilation Procedures

Compilation of Topography

Map Manuscript

Map Edit

Reproduction

Deliverables



Chapter 10: Orthophotographs

Orthophotographs

Background

Current Status

Map Substitute

Image Quality

Workstations

Production Procedures

Enlargement Factor

Limitation of Orthophotography



Chapter 11: Airborne Lidar Topographic Surveying

General

Operating Principles

Uses of LIDAR within the Corps

Background

Capabilities and Limitations

Comparisons with Existing Technologies

LIDAR System Components

Planning a LIDAR Data Collection

LIDAR Data Collection

LIDAR Data Processing

Results

Data Classification

Quality Control

Contracting Issues

Sources of Additional Information

Survey Markers and Monumentation Manual (54 Pages)

Chapter 1: Introduction

Purpose

Applicability

Reference

Background

Scope of Manual

Development of a Survey

Monumentation Comprehensive Plan

Permanent Monuments

Temporary Markers

Public Relations

Metrics

Brand Names



Chapter 2: Site Selection

General

Security

Utility

Stability

Corrosive Environment

Safety

Satellite Visibility

Cost Comparison



Chapter 3: Vertical Control - Bench Marks

Selection of Monument Type Based on Local Site Conditions

Construction and Installation Procedures

Naming Vertical Control Monuments

Marks of Other Organizations

Witness Posts and Signs



Chapter 4: Horizontal Control Monuments

Selection of Monument Type Based on Local Site Conditions

Construction and Installation Procedures

Naming Horizontal Control Monuments

Reference and Azimuth Marks

Three-Dimensional Monuments

Marks of Other Organizations

Witness Posts



Chapter 5: Boundary Monuments

Installation of Boundary Monumentation

Selection of Monument Type Based on Local Site Conditions

Construction and Installation Procedures

Naming Boundary Monuments

Reference Monuments

Witness Trees and Corners

Boundary Marker Sign



Chapter 6: Documentation

Monument/Marker Documentation

NAVSTAR Global Positioning System Surveying Manual (469 Pages)

Chapter 1: Introduction



Chapter 2: Operational Theory of NAVSTAR GPS



Chapter 3: GPS Reference Systems



Chapter 4: GPS Absolute Positioning Determination Concepts, Errors, and Accuracies



Chapter 5: Differential or Relative Positioning Determination Concepts



Chapter 6: GPS Applications in Usace



Chapter 7: GPS Receiver and Equipment Selection



Chapter 8: Planning Data Collection With GPS



Chapter 9: Conducting GPS Field Surveys



Chapter 10: Post-processing Differential GPS Observational Data



Chapter 11: Adjustment of GPS Surveys



Chapter 12: Contracting GPS Surveying Services

Geodetic and Control Surveying Manual (102 Pages)

Chapter 1: Introduction

Purpose

Applicability

Distribution

References

Background

Scope of Manual

Life Cycle Project Management

Metrics

Trade Name Exclusions

Abbreviations and Terms

Mandatory Requirements

Proponency



Chapter 2: Control Surveying Applications

General

Project Control Densification

Geodetic Control Densification

Vertical Control Densification

Structural Deformation Studies

Photogrammetry

Dynamic Positioning and Navigation

GIS Integration



Chapter 3: Standards and Specifications For Control Surveying

General

Accuracy

General Procedural Standards and Specifications

Construction Surveys

Cadastral and Real Estate Surveys

Geodetic Control Surveys

Topographic Site Plan Mapping Surveys

Structural Deformation Surveys

Photogrammetric Mapping Control Surveys

Hydrographic Surveys

GIS Surveys

Mandatory Requirements



Chapter 4: Reference Systems and Datum Transformations

Reference Systems

Geodetic Coordinates

State Plane Coordinate System

Universal Transverse Mercator Coordinate System

Datum Transformations

Horizontal Datum Transformations

Horizontal Transition Plan

Vertical Datums

Vertical Datum Transformations

Vertical Transition Plan

Mandatory Requirements



Chapter 5: Horizontal Control Survey Techniques

Introduction

Secondary Horizontal Control

Traverse Survey Standards

Traverse Survey Guidelines

Traverse Classifications

Triangulation and Trilateration

Bearing and Azimuth Determination

Mandatory Requirements



Chapter 6: Vertical Control Survey Techniques

General

Second Order Leveling

Third Order Leveling

Mandatory Requirements



Chapter 7: Miscellaneous Field Notekeeping and Procedural Requirements

Field Notes

Horizontal Control Survey Field Notes

Vertical Control Survey Field Notes

Rights-of-Entry

Mandatory Requirements

Topographic Surveying Manual (111 Pages)

Chapter 1: Introduction

Purpose

Applicability

References

Scope of Manual

Metrics

Brand Names

Accompanying Guide Specifications

USACE Capabilities

COGO System

Sample Scope of Work

Glossary

Manual Development and Proponency

Distribution



Chapter 2: Topographic Accuracy Standards

General

Topographic Mapping Standards

USACE Topographic Mapping Standard

Intended Use of the Map

Area of the Project

Map Scale

Contour Interval

ASPRS Accuracy Standards

USACE Horizontal Accuracy Check



Chapter 3: Topographic Survey Control

General

USACE Control Survey Accuracy

Standards

Reconnaissance and Planning

Phase

Primary Survey Control

GPS Survey Control

Secondary Control for

Topographic Surveys

Plane Coordinate Systems

Scale Factor Considerations

Control Checks



Chapter 4: Topographic Survey Techniques

General

Engineering Site Plan Surveys

Utility Surveys

As-Built Surveys

Section I. Plane-Table Surveys

General

Plane-Table Topography

Plane-Table Triangulation

Plane-Table Resection

Plane-Table Two-Point Problem

Plane-Table Traverse

Plane-Table Stadia Traverse

Plane-Table Three-Point Orientation

Contouring Methods

Locating and Plotting Detail

Plane-Table Equipment Checklist

Plane-Table Setup Hints

Plane-Table Notekeeping

Plane-Table Location Details

Section II. Electronic Total Station Surveys

Electronic Total Stations

Field Equipment

Equipment Maintenance

Maintaining Battery Power

Total Station Job Planning and Estimating

Electronic Theodolite Error Sources

Total Survey System Error Sources and How to Avoid Them

Controlling Errors

Coding Field Data

Field Computers

Modem for Data Transfer (Field to Office)

Trigonometric Leveling and Vertical Traversing

Trigonometric Leveling Field Procedures

Trigonometric Leveling Error Sources



Chapter 5: Data Collection Procedures For the Total Station

General

Functional Requirements of a Generic Data Collector

Data Collection Operating Procedures

Field Crew Responsibility

Surveyor-Data Collector Interface

Digital Data

Digital Transfer

Data Collector Requirements

Coding Field Data

Summary of Total Station Fieldto

Finish Procedures

Data Collectors



Chapter 6: Surveyor Data Collector Interface and Formats

Computer Interfacing

Data Standardization

Coordinate File Coding

Data Sets

Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Interface

Total Station Data Collection and Input to CADD

CADD Plotting



Chapter 7: Map Compiliation

General

CVTPC

File Descriptions

Overview of Topographic Survey Data Flow

Typical Point Descriptors Used in Topographic Surveying



Chapter 8: Architect/engineer Contracts

General

Preparation

Scope of Work



Chapter 9: Route Surveying

General

Horizontal Circular Curves

Deflection Angles

Degree of Curve - Arc Definition

Degree of Curve - Chord Definition

Curve Stakeouts

Curve Formulas

Transition Spirals

Spiral Stakeout

Vertical Curves

Vertical Curve - Tangent Offset Method

Vertical Curve - Equation Method

Vertical Curve Obstructions

Structural Deformation Surveying Manual (292 Pages)

Chapter 1: Introduction

Purpose

Applicability

Distribution

References

Scope of Manual

Background

Deformation Survey Techniques

Life Cycle Project Management

Metrics

Trade Name Exclusions

Abbreviations and Terms

Mandatory Requirements

Proponency and Waivers



Chapter 2: Planning, Design, and Accuracy Requirements

Standards for Deformation Surveys

Accuracy Requirements for Performing Deformation Surveys

Overview of Deformation Surveying Design

Professional Associations

Causes of Dam Failure

Foundation Problems in Dams

Navigation Locks

Deformation Parameters

Location of Monitoring Points

Design of Reference Networks

Reference Point Monumentation

Monitoring Point Monumentation

Design of Measurement Schemes

Measurement Reliability

Frequency of Measurements

Mandatory Requirements



Chapter 3: Deformation Measurement and Alignment Instrumentation

General

Angle and Distance Measurements

Differential Leveling

Total Station Trigonometric Elevations

Global Positioning System (GPS

Photogrammetric Techniques

Alignment Measurements

Extension and Strain Measurements

Tilt and Inclination Measurements

Non-Geodetic Measurements

Optical Tooling Technology

Laser Tooling methods

Laser Alignment Technology

Laser Alignment Techniques

Laser Alignment Error Sources

Laser Beam Propagation

Laser Alignment Equipment

Current Laser Alignment Surveys

Suspended and Inverted Plumblines

Comparison of Alignment and Plumbline Systems

Tiltmeter Observations

Mandatory Requirements



Chapter 4: Sources of Measurement Error and Instrument Calibrations

Surveying Measurement Errors

Optical Pointing Error

Instrument Leveling Error

Instrument Centering Error

Horizontal Angle Measurement Error

Electronic Distance Measurement Error

Zenith Angle Measurement Error

Refraction of Optical Lines of Sight

Theodolite System Error

Reflector Alignment Error

EDM Scale Error

EDM Prism Zero Error

EDM Cyclic Error

Calibration Baselines

Equipment for Baseline Calibration

Procedures for Baseline Calibration

Mandatory Requirements



Chapter 5: Angle and Distance Observations--theodolites, Total Stations and Edm

Scope

Instrument and Reflector Centering Procedures

Angle and Direction Observations

Distance Observations

Electro-Optical Distance Measurement

EDM Reductions

Atmospheric Refraction Correction

Mandatory Requirements



Chapter 6: Settlement Surveys--precise Differential Leveling Observations

Scope

Precise Geodetic Leveling

Differential Leveling Reductions

Total Station Trigonometric Heights

Mandatory Requirements



Chapter 7: Alignment, Deflection, and Crack Measurement Surveys--micrometer Observations

Scope

Relative Alignment Deflections from Fixed Baseline

Micrometer Crack Measurement Observations

Mandatory Requirements



Chapter 8: Monitoring Structural Deformations Using the Global Positioning System

Purpose

Background

Scope of Chapter

Section I - Monitoring Structural Deformation with GPS

Surveying Requirements

Surveying Procedures

Data Processing Procedures

GPS Monitoring Applications

GPS Survey Reporting and Results

Section II - GPS Performance on Monitoring Networks

Principles of GPS Carrier Phase Measurement

GPS Receiving System Performance

Sources of Error in GPS Measurements

GPS Performance on Monitoring Networks

Section III - Data Quality Assessment for Precise GPS Surveying

Quality Assessment Tools

GPS Session Status

Data Post-Processing

Post-Processing Statistics

Closure and Station Checks

Section IV - GPS Multipath Error

Description of Multipath Signals

Data Cleaning Techniques for GPS Surveys

Mandatory Requirements



Chapter 9: Preanalysis and Network Adjustment

General

Theory of Measurements

Least Squares Adjustment

Adjustment Input Parameters

Adjustment Output Parameters

Adjustment Procedures

Sample Adjustment--Yatesville Lake Dam

Mandatory Requirements



Chapter 10: Relative Distance Ratio Assessment Methods

Introduction

Deformation Monitoring Using Ratio Methods

Mandatory Requirements



Chapter 11: Analysis and Assessment of Results

General

Geometrical Analysis

Statistical Modeling

Deterministic Modeling

Hybrid Analysis Method

Automated Data Management

Scope of Deformation Analysis

Mandatory Requirements



Chapter 12: Data Presentation and Final Reports

Report Format

Displacement Data Presentation

Data Management

Mandatory Requirements

Construction Surveying Manual (238 Pages)

Chapter 1: Survey Objectives



Chapter 2: Road Surveying



Chapter 3: Curves



Chapter 4: Earthwork



Chapter 5: Bridge Surveying



Chapter 6: Site Layout



Chapter 7: Traverse

Surveying I Manual (175 Pages)



Lesson 1: Introduction to Surveying

Part A: Surveying Career Field

Part B: General

Part C: Terminology

Part D: Fieldwork

Part E: Surveying Parties

Part F: Surveys

Part G: Control Surveys

Part H: Professional Societies and Manufacturers

Practice Exercise

Answer Key and Feedback



Lesson 2: Ratios, Proportions, Roots, and Powers

Part A: Ratios and Proportions

Part B: Roots and Powers

Practice Exercise

Answer Key and Feedback



Lesson 3: Geometry

Part A: Lines

Part B: Angles

Part C: Triangles

Part D: Postulates

Part E: Theorems for Lines, Angles, and Triangles

Part F: Review of Geometry

Practice Exercise

Answer Key and Feedback



Lesson 4: Trigonometry

Part A: Angles

Part B: Trigonometric Fundamentals

Practice Exercise

Answer Key and Feedback



Lesson 5: Surveying Equipment

Part A: Universal Surveying Instruments

Part B: Field Equipment

Part C: Associated Surveying Equipment

Practice Exercise

Answer Key and Feedback

Surveying (Topographic and Geodetic Surveys) Manual (264 Pages)

Lesson 1: Geodesy For the Layman

Part A: Figures of the Earth

Part B: Geodetic Surveying

Part C: Geodetic Datums

Part D: Connecting Horizontal Datums

Part E: Geodetic Systems

Practice Exercise

Answer Key and Feedback



Lesson 2: Preliminary Survey Operations

Part A: Survey Missions

Part B: Surve y Operations

Part C: Survey Types

Part D: Survey Methods

Part E: Survey Classifications

Part F: Survey Networks

Part G: Survey Equipment

Part H: Fieldwork

Part I: Office Work

Part J: Survey Communication

Part K: System Accuracies and Requirements

Part L: Survey Reconnaissance

Part M: Signals and Towers

Practice Exercise

Answer Key and Feedback



Lesson 3: Horizontal Measurements

Part A: Triangulation

Part B: Measuring Angles

Part C: Traversing and Traverse Types

Practice Exercise

Answer Key and Feedback



Lesson 4: Leveling

Part A: Accuracy and Requirements

Part B: Precise Differential Leveling

Part C: Trigonometric Leveling

Practice Exercise

Answer Key and Feedback



Lesson 5: Navigational Satellite and Timing Global Positioning System

Part A: Global Positioning System Overview

Part B: Absolute Precise Positioning

Part C: Differential Precise Positioning

Part D: Planning Precise-Positioning Surveys

Part E: Conducting Precise-Positioning Surveys

Part F: Processing Precise-Positioning Survey Data

Part G: Adjusting Precise-Positioning Surveys

Practice Exercise

Answer Key and Feedback



Lesson 6: Airfield Obstruction and Navigational-aid Surveys

Part A: Federal Aviation Administration and Federal Aviation Regulation Standards

Part B: Airfield Data Accuracy Requirements

Part C: Reporting

Practice Exercise

Answer Key and Feedback

Hydrologic Analysis of Interior Areas Manual (89 Pages)

Chapter 1: Introduction

Purpose and Scope

Interior Systems

Interdisciplinary Study Requirements

Organization of Manual



Chapter 2: Planning and Design Study Process

General

Study Process

Planning Study Considerations

Design Study Considerations



Chapter 3: Hydrologic Study Strategy

General

Minimum Facility Concepts

Overview of Hydrologic Study Strategy

Strategies for Planning Studies

Strategies for Design Studies



Chapter 4: Hydrologic Analysis Procedures

General

Basic Concepts

Procedure Overview

Hydrologic Data Requirements

Period-of-Record Methods

Multiple Discrete Event Hethod

Stochastic Simulation Procedure

Coincident Frequency Methods

Procedure Selection



Chapter 5: Flood Loss Reduction Measures

General

Physical Measures at Line-of-Protection

Physical Measures Remote From Line-of-Protection

Nonstructural Measures



Chapter 6: Special Topics

General

Performance Standards

Study Concepts for Urban and Agricultural Areas

Flood Damage Evaluation Concepts

Legal Requirements



Chapter 7: Reporting Requirements

General

Planning Considerations

Design Considerations

Hydrologic Frequency Analysis Manual (149 Pages)

Chapter 1: Introduction

Purpose and Scope

References

Definitions

Need for Hydrologic Frequency Estimates

Need for Professional Judgement



Chapter 2: Frequency Analysis

Definition

Duration Curves

Selection of Data for Frequency Analysis

Graphical Frequency Analysis

Analytical Frequency Analysis



Chapter 3: Flood Frequency Analysis

Introduction

Log-Pearson Type III Distribution

Weighted Skew Coefficient

Expected Probability

Risk

Conditional Probability Adjustment

Two-Station Comparison

Flood Volumes

Effects of Flood Control Works on

Flood Frequencies

Effects of Urbanization



Chapter 4: Low-flow Frequency Analysis

Uses

Interpretation

Application Problems



Chapter 5: Precipitation Frequency Analysls

General Procedures

Available Regional Information

Derivation of Flood-Frequency Relations

from Precipitation



Chapter 6: Stage(Elevation)-Frequency Analysis

Uses

Stage Data

Frequency Distribution

Expected Probability



Chapter 7: Damage-frequency Relationships

Introduction

Computation of Expected Annual Damage

Equivalent Annual Damage



Chapter 8: Statistical Reliability Criteria

Objective

Reliability of Frequency Statistics

Reliability of Frequency Curves



Chapter 9: Regression Analysis and Application to Regional Studies

Nature and Application

Calculation of Regression Equations

The Correlation Coefficient and Standard Error

Simple Link Regression Example

Factors Responsible of Nondetermination

Multiple Linear Regression Example

Partial Correlation

Verification of Regression Results

Regression by Graphical Techniques

Practical Guidelines

Regional Frequency Analysis



Chapter 10: Analysis of Mixed Populations

Definition

Procedure

Cautions



Chapter 11: Frequency of Coincident Flows

Introduction

A Procedure for Coincident Frequency Analysis



Chapter 12: Stochastic Hydrology

Introduction

Applications

Basic Procedure

Monthly Streamflow Model

Data Fill In

Application In Areas of Limited Data

Daily Streamflow Model

Reliability

Hydrologic Engineering Requirements for Flood Damage Reduction Studies Manual (68 Pages)

Chapter 1: Introduction

Purpose

Applicability

References

Flood Damage Reduction Planning Problem

Corps Procedure for Finding a Solution

to the Planning Problem

Role of Hydrologic Engineering

Hydrologic Engineering Study Design



Chapter 2: Common Hydrologic Engineering Requirements

Summary

Study Setup and Layout

Requirements for Evaluating the NED Contribution

Requirements for Satisfying Performance Standard

Requirements for Satisfying Environmental-Protection Standard



Chapter 3: Without-project Conditions

Overview

Layout

Technical Analyses



Chapter 4: Reservoirs

Overview

Applicability

Reservoir Operation Overview

Discharge-Reduction Assessment

Performance Considerations

Dam Safety Evaluation

Environmental Impacts



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