2016 Survey Schedule

Surveying for Beginners Field-school
Sponsored by Leica

 

held at Northwestern MichiganCollege 

 

3rd – 7th August 2016

 

 

 

Preliminary Timetable (subject to change based on weather)

 

All courses run: 9:00AM to 5:00PM

 


Sunday 2nd August

(Evening) Social mixer and Welcome Party

Most likely at Bradys

 

Total Station Surveying

 

Meet in East Hall lobby at 6PM.

 

Monday 3rd August

Main Campus, Scholars Hall – Room 103

AM (Classroom/Computer Lab)

Orientation

Introduction of Instructors and Students

Overview of the Surveying Profession

Introduction to the Public Land Survey System

Determine direction with a magnetic compas

 

PM Field: Practical Exercise:

Traversing a closed figure with a magnetic compas and pacing

Determine Closure

 

Tuesday 4th August

Main Campus, Scholars Hall – Room 103

AM (Classroom)

Coordinate Systems

Topographic Maps

Datums, Projections and Grida

Scale

Elevation and contours
 

PM (Field/Computer Lab:) Practical Exercise: Geocaching

Determining position and navigating with Global Navigation Survey Systems (GNSS)

The basics of Google Earth

Download waypoints and tracks into Google Earth

 

Wednesday 5th August

Main Campus, Scholars Hall – Room 103

AM (Field): Measuring with a steel tape

Practical exercises

 

PM (Field)

Observing horizontal and zenith angles with a digital theodolite

Trigonometric Leveling

Practical exercises

 

Thursday 6th August

Main Campus, Scholars Hall – Room 103

AM (Classroom/Field)

Familiarization with Electronic Total Stations

Using Survey Grade GNSS receivers

 

PM (Field)

Practical Exercise: Mapping an area.

 

Friday 7th August

Main Campus, Scholars Hall – Room 103

AM (Computer Lab)

Practical Exercise:  Prepare a topographic map from data collected the previous day

 

PM (Computer lab)

Complete map

Discussion and evaluation

 

 

 

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