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M Marx
Post     Subject: Good Surveying Book?

Thanks Robin! That guide is what I was looking for while reading Yoeman's book!!!
Robin Hones
Post     Subject: Good Surveying Book?

One more for you....

I kind of got hooked watching the videos above so I went on a mission to find a permie-friendly written surveying guide.

The best resource I have found is this one: FAO tutorial

It runs the gamut from using simple A frames up to theodolites, and everything in between, and covers not only contouring but distances,slopes, area calculations, etc, etc.
M Marx
Post     Subject: Good Surveying Book?

Thanks All!
I had found all those videos but the Milkwood, pretty good stuff.
Robin Hones
Post     Subject: Good Surveying Book?

Hope these help

Setting up a dumpy (video)
Dumpy Setup Guide

Surveying Permie site (video)
Milkwood Survey

Setting up in the field (video)
Field Setup

Using in the field (video)
Reading the staff
Paul Cereghino
Post     Subject: Good Surveying Book?

http://crunch.tec.army.mil/
EM 1110-1-1005

better yet 500 page manual on control point and topographic surveying...
Paul Cereghino
Post     Subject: Good Surveying Book?

you might try a google with something like: "how to" land survey site:.edu
Lots of universities and colleges have course handouts on topics like this...
I was job taught and then picked up more in a geomorphology course in university, but never got a textbook or manual.
M Marx
Post     Subject: Good Surveying Book?

Thanks, Amazon has an updated version of that text -- it seems mostly to be about legalize stuff, history of surveying and not so much practical application -- I'll try to find the older version -- but if its like the new one . . .
I am mostly interested in learning how to use the dumpy for marking contours for swales and dams.
Am pretty sure I get the jist of using the dumpy -- just looking for a simple how-to guide/manual so I can learn faster.
Thanks!
Morgan Morrigan
Post     Subject: Good Surveying Book?

one of the classics is out of print, may be cheap at Abebooks.

boundry control for legal principles. Brown

for writing deeds.
M Marx
Post     Subject: Good Surveying Book?

I am attempting to teach myself surveying, got a great deal on a dumpy yesterday -- just finished the Keyline book (GREAT info, horrible editing and needs about 70 more pictures).
I have found some basics of surveying online and the Keyline book has some basics too -- any book you know of with good pics and good explanations?
Thanks