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, 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.
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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