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Good Surveying Book?

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

boundry control for legal principles. Brown

for writing deeds.
 
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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!
 
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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.
 
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http://crunch.tec.army.mil/
EM 1110-1-1005

better yet 500 page manual on control point and topographic surveying...
 
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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
 
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Thanks All!
I had found all those videos but the Milkwood, pretty good stuff.
 
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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.
 
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Thanks Robin! That guide is what I was looking for while reading Yoeman's book!!!
 
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