Landscape Surveying

  • AUTHOR: Harry L. Field
  • ISBN-13: 9781111310608 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 256 Pages  Paperback 
  • 2nd Edition  |  Previous Editions: 2004
  • ©2012     Published
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About The Product

Accessible and user-friendly, LANDSCAPE SURVEYING, Second Edition prepares students to easily apply the principles and methods of surveying in a variety of occupational settings. Through illustrations, examples, and sample problems, students will not only learn methods for measuring distances and angles and completing surveys, but will also learn to determine which method is best suited for specific situations. With coverage of relevant terms, methodologies, equipment, and topography, this text provides students with a practical guide to landscape surveying that does not require a civil engineering or advanced math degree.


  • A comprehensive glossary helps students grasp difficult terms more easily.
  • Examples and sample problems help students apply their knowledge for better comprehension.
  • Practical methods for measuring distances, angles and completing surveys that do not require higher levels of math make this an accessible and appealing text.
  • Numerous illustrations throughout the text illustrate methods and concepts for a more thorough understanding.

About the Contributor

  • Harry L. Field

    Harry L. Field, Ed.D., is an associate professor at Oklahoma State University in the Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering Department. He is a member of the NACTA, NAMCDE, and the National Safety Council. Dr. Field has also been awarded both State and National Honorary FFA Awards.

Table of Contents

1.Principles of Land Measurement and Surveying.
2. Equipment.
3. Public Land Survey System.
4. Distance Measuring.
5. Differential Leveling.
6. Profile Leveling.
7. Angles.
8. Topographic Surveying.
9. Traverse Surveys.
10. Global Positioning Systems.
11. Determining Area.

New to this Edition

  • A NEW chapter on determining areas has been added.
  • Sample problems and examples for each chapter have been included.
  • Updated information throughout the text.