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SURV 1104 - Basic Surveying with Total Stations

Surveying Part-time Studies Course

School of Construction and the Environment

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Course Details

Students will perform total station instrument setups, checks and calibration for both infrared and reflectorless technology. Students will also carry out angle and distance measurement procedures, direct and remote elevation determination, traversing procedures, topographic/detail surveys and construction layout. The course will cover both onboard digital and manual data collection and on-board data processing in a variety of industry standard scenarios. An overview of coordinates and coordinate systems will also be given. A portion of this course is available on-line.

Credits

2.5

Cost

$902.13

Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 31313

Sat Sep 11 - Sat Oct 16 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 11 - Oct 16 Sat 08:30 - 15:30 BBY SE12 Rm. 312

Instructor

Alan Weston

Course Outline

Cost

$902.13

Notes

  1. No class on October 9th - Thanksgiving weekend. You may proceed to register for this course online, or by contacting Student Information and Enrollment Services (SIES) at 604-434-1610 or 1-866-434-1610 Toll-Free (Canada and US only). For more information, please contact geomatics@bcit.ca

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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Define survey terminology.
  • Describe the components of the total station.
  • Set up a total station over a point.
  • Calibrate a total station for distance measurement.
  • Calibrate a total station for angle measurement.
  • Adjust total station operational settings for a variety of scenarios.
  • Measure horizontal angles.
  • Measure zenith angles.
  • Measure slope distances.
  • Measure reflectorless and infra red distance measurements.
  • Collect manual and digital field data.
  • Carry out a closed traverse using a total station.
  • Carry out a 3D topographic survey using a total station.
  • Use on-board station software for survey analysis.
  • Layout a point.
  • Measure areas.

Effective as of Fall 2008

Related Programs

SURV 1104 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Technology
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Civil Technology
    Part-time   Certificate
  3. Construction Operations
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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