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Surveying and Mapping on Land

Estimated Time to Complete:

2 hours 40 minutes

(average of 20 minutes per Subtopic)

Describes tasks of seismic crew surveyor: laying out seismic lines and recording spatial coordinates of each source or receiver. Emphasizes precision, accuracy and appropriate tools. Examines electronic surveying and satellite-aided positioning, including Global Positioning System.

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Total Number of Subtopics: 8
  • expand/collapse Objectives and Requirements
    • Surveying and Mapping on Land
    • Objectives and Requirements
  • expand/collapse The Figure and Rotation of the Earth
    • The Figure and Rotation of the Earth
  • expand/collapse Frames of Reference
    • Frames of Reference
    • Map Projections
    • Grid Systems
    • Databases
    • Noncoordinate Systems
  • expand/collapse Surveying Methods
    • Surveying Instruments
    • Surveying Methods
    • Curvature Refraction and Parallax
  • expand/collapse Land Surveying in Practice
    • Land Surveying in Practice
    • Azimuth Determinations
    • Line Layout
    • Field Notes
    • Survey Closure
    • Quality Control
    • Survey Monumentation
    • The Surveyor's report
  • expand/collapse Satellite Positioning Methods
    • Satellite Positioning Methods
    • System Errors
    • Point-Positioning Surveys by 3-D Fixes
    • More Notes on Doppler Effect
    • The Global Positioning System
    • Carrier Vs. Code
    • Differential Positioning
    • Setting Control
    • Specifications of a Land GPS Receiver
  • expand/collapse Surveying and Mapping on Land: Exercises
    • About this Course
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 2 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 3 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 4 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 5 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 6 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Surveying and Mapping on Land: References and Additional Information
    • References
    • Additional Reading
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