Lecture : 3 Year : II
Tutorial : 0 Part : I
Laboratory : 3

Objectives:
The objective of this course is to introduce Geomatics engineering students with the basic knowledge of land measurement and surveying techniques. The overall course is designed to make the students able to learn and understand the theory and practice of basic survey measurements.

1. Introduction (1hours)
1.1 Historical background to the development of Surveying
1.2 modern Disciplines of surveying and their significance
1.3 Discipline of surveying significance to civil engineering

2. Theory of Measurements and errors (8 hours)
2.1 units of measurements, significant figures, rounding of numbers.
2.2 Linear measurement techniques
2.3 Types, sources of errors in linear measurements- commonly accepted error ratio.
2.4 Nature of random errors, measures of precisions
2.5 50, 90 and 95% of error, propagation of random errors
2.6 Error of a series, error of a mean, weights of measurements
2.7 Theory of least square adjustment
2.8 Instruction on field works
3. Introduction of traditional survey (4 hours)
3.1 Chain survey
3.2 Compass survey
3.3 Plane-table survey

4. Leveling (6 hours)

4.1 Principle of leveling- differential leveling
4.2 Leveling instruments and accessories- Abney level, Clinometer, Tilting level, Automatic level, Staves and Foot plates
4.3 Terminologyused in leveling and their uses
4.4 Two peg and Princeton Test.

5. Theodolite and theodolite traversing (6 hours)
5.1 Theodolite instruments and its construction
5.2 Terminology used and its functions
5.3 Traversing method and adjustment
5.4 Instruction to field works

6. Tacheometry (6 hours)
6.1 Basic principle of tacheometry
6.2 derivation oftacheometry formula
6.3 Instruction to field works

7. Contouring (6 hours)
7.1 General
7.2 Characteristics of contouring
7.3 Methods of Contouring
7.4 Instruction to field works
8. Electronic Distance Measurement and Total Station (8 hours)
8.1 Classification of EDM instruments
8.2 Principle of EDM
8.3 Micro-wave, electro-optical instruments
8.4 Total station instruments
8.5 Features of total station
8.6 Total station operation and data down load
8.7 Errors in electronic distance measurement
8.8 Use of survey software in data analysis and mapping

Field/Practical: Hours
1. A field demo of compass, plane table survey 3
2. Two peg test and differential leveling 3
3. Traverse survey 6
4. Computation and adjustment of traverse 6
5. Develop a computer program of traverse adjustment. 6

6. Detailing by tacheometry method. 9
7. Data download 3
8. Preparation of contour map 6
9. Generate contour using computer software 3
Three assessments: mean of three will be final marks

References:
1. Surveying – A. Banister and S. Raymond, ELBS, latest Edition
2. “Fundamental of surveying” S.K.Roy, Asok K Ghosh, PHI Learning Ltd
3. Elementary Surveying – Paul R. Wolf, Russel C. Brinker – Harper Collins College Publishers
4. “surveying Theory and practice” Raymond E Devis , Francis S Fonte , James M Anderson and Edward M Mikhael. McGraw Hill, Inc
Evaluation Scheme:
The question will cover all the chapter in the syllabus. The evaluation scheme will be as indicated in the table below:

 SN Chapter Hours Mark distribution* 1 1,2 9 16 2 3 4 4 3 4 6 12 4 5 6 12 5 6 6 12 6 7 6 12 7 8 8 12 Total 45 80

*There may be minor variation in marks distribution

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