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Geomatics Engineering: A Practical Guide to Project Design

£100.00

GEOMATICS ENGINEERING: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO PROJECT DESIGN

HARDBACK by Ogaja, Clement A. (California State University, Fresno, USA)

£100.00

ISBN
9781439817438
IMPRINT
CRC PRESS INC
 
 
EDITION
PUBLISHER
TAYLOR & FRANCIS
FOR DELIVERY
IN STOCK AT THE PUBLISHER - EXPECTED 5-7 DAYS
FORMAT
HARDBACK
PAGES
296 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
05 OCT 2010

DESCRIPTION

Traditionally, land surveyors experience years of struggle as they encounter the complexities of project planning and design processes in the course of professional employment or practice. Giving beginners a leg up and working professionals added experience, Geomatics Engineering: A Practical Guide to Project Design provides a practical guide to contemporary issues in geomatics professionalism, ethics, and design. It explores issues encountered during the project design and the request for proposal process commonly used for soliciting professional geomatics engineering services. Designed to develop critical thinking and problem solving, this book: reflects the natural progression of project design considerations, including how the planning, information gathering, design, scheduling, cost estimating, and proposal writing fit into the overall scheme of project design process presents the details of contemporary issues such as standards and specifications, professional and ethical responsibilities, and policy, social, and environmental issues that are pertinent to geomatics engineering projects demonstrates the important considerations when planning or designing new projects focuses on the proposal development process and shows how to put together a project cost estimate, including estimating quantities and developing unit and lump-sum costs Based on experience of past projects, the book identifies priority areas of attention for planning new projects. Presenting the nuts and bolts of geomatics projects, the author provides an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility, the impact of engineering solutions in a global and social context, as well as a host of other contemporary issues such as budgetary and scheduling constraints.

CONTENTS

OVERVIEW Project Design Process Understanding Project Requirements Information Gathering Design Approaches Scheduling and Cost Estimating Writing Proposals Bibliography Exercises CONTEMPORARY ISSUES Standards and Specifications Definitions Application Modes of a Standard Units of Measure Accuracy versus Precision Equipment Specifications Limits of Closure Least Squares Analysis Mapping and GIS Standards Classical Surveying Standards GPS Surveying Standards Other Standards Bibliography Exercises Professional and Ethical Responsibilities Know What You Do Ethics and Professional Conduct Individual and Team Responsibilities Bibliography Exercises Policy, Social, and Environmental Issues Policy Issues Social and Global Issues Environmental Issues Bibliography Exercises PLANNING AND DESIGN Boundary Surveys Introduction How Are Boundary Lines Established? Boundary Types and Boundary Markers Boundary Survey Design and Procedures Legal Considerations in Boundary Determination Bibliography Exercises Control Surveys General Considerations GPS Control Surveys TypicalWorkflow of a GPS Project Designing a GPS Survey Network GPS Observation Planning and Optimization Bibliography Exercises Topographic Surveys General Considerations Project Control for Topographic Surveys Map Scale and Contour Interval Bibliography Exercises GIS Application Introduction General Considerations System Design Process Input Data from Fieldwork Bibliography Exercises PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT Estimating Project Costs Introduction Elements of Costing Unit Price Schedules GPS Survey Cost Estimating Topographic Survey Cost Estimating Aerial Survey and Mapping Cost Estimating Bibliography Exercises Writing Geomatics Proposals Introduction How to Write aWinning Proposal Layout of the Proposal Managing theWriting Process Sample Proposal Format Bibliography Exercises APPENDICES Appendix A. Resource Guide for Geomatics Projects Appendix B. Sample Geodetic Standards-FGCC 1984 Index