Surveying for Civil and Mine Engineers

Theory, Workshops, and Practicals

  • John Walker
  • Joseph L. Awange

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. John Walker, Joseph L. Awange
    Pages 1-8
  3. John Walker, Joseph L. Awange
    Pages 9-30
  4. John Walker, Joseph L. Awange
    Pages 31-54
  5. John Walker, Joseph L. Awange
    Pages 55-76
  6. John Walker, Joseph L. Awange
    Pages 77-92
  7. John Walker, Joseph L. Awange
    Pages 93-101
  8. John Walker, Joseph L. Awange
    Pages 103-113
  9. John Walker, Joseph L. Awange
    Pages 115-129
  10. John Walker, Joseph L. Awange
    Pages 131-145
  11. John Walker, Joseph L. Awange
    Pages 147-156
  12. John Walker, Joseph L. Awange
    Pages 157-167
  13. John Walker, Joseph L. Awange
    Pages 169-195
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 197-260

About this book


"Indeed, the most important part of engineering work—and also of other scientific work—is the determination of the method of attacking the problem, whatever it may be, whether an experimental investigation, or a theoretical calculation. … It is by the choice of a suitable method of attack, that intricate problems are reduced to simple phenomena, and then easily solved." Charles Proteus Steinmetz.

The structure of this book is to provide a sequence of theory, workshops and practical field sessions that mimic a simple survey project, designed for civil and mining engineers. The format of the book is based on a number of years of experience gained in presenting the course at undergraduate and post graduate levels. The course is designed to guide engineers through survey tasks that the engineering industry feels is necessary for them to have a demonstrated competency in surveying techniques, data gathering and reduction, and report presentation. The course is not d

esigned to make engineers become surveyors. It is designed to allow an appreciation of the civil and mine engineering surveyor’s job. There are many excellent text books available on the subject of engineering surveying, but they address the surveyor, not the engineer. Hopefully this book will distil many parts of the standard text book. A lot of the material presented is scattered through very disparate sources and has been gathered into this book to show what techniques lie behind a surveyor’s repertoire of observational and computational skills, and provide an understanding of the decisions made in terms of the presentation of results. The course has been designed to run over about 6 weeks of a semester, providing a half unit load which complements a computer aided design (CAD) based design project. 


Land Surveying Methods Civil Engineering Mine Engineering GNSS Construction

Authors and affiliations

  • John Walker
    • 1
  • Joseph L. Awange
    • 2
  1. 1.Spatial SciencesCurtin University Spatial SciencesBentleyAustralia
  2. 2.Dept Spatial SciencesCurtin University Dept Spatial SciencesPerthAustralia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-53128-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-53129-8
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