FOR 230B : Forest Surveying
Standard letter grades
Contact hours total
FOR 230A or instructor approval.
Studies basic surveying techniques and equipment emphasizing traversing, differential leveling, profiling, GPS mapping and basic coordinate geometry.
1. Use an automatic level for both differential and profile leveling.
2. Produce a stream profile using an automatic level.
3. Use GPS to navigate between points.
4. Collect and differentially correct GPS point, line, and area data using post-processing software.
5. Convert differential corrected GPS files to other types of files.
6. Perform a closed traverse using a total station, close within 15”, and calculate area from coordinates using an Excel spreadsheet.
7. Perform a closed traverse using differential GPS and calculate land area from coordinates.
8. Locate land records using web based and hardcopy county resources.
9. Use trigonometry to determine slope distance, horizontal distance, differences in elevations, latitudes, departures, and lengths of lines.
• Introduction and Overview
• Basic Concepts
• GPS Concepts
• GPS Mapping
• Introduction to Leveling
• Differential Leveling
• Profile Leveling
• Theodolite and Total Station Use
• Survey Quality
• County and State Records Offices
Textbook required, see syllabus for details.