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Contruction surveying and layout : a field engineering methods manual. 3rd edition.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE

Authors Wesley G. Crawford
Place of Publication West G. Crawford
Date of Publication [2003]
Publisher Creative Construction Publishing

Construction Surveying and Layout – A unique, practical, and complete book for the surveyor, field engineer, or student learning construction surveying and layout. This highly illustrated book contains over 1200 graphics of construction surveying field and office activities, calculations, and tables that are presented in a step-by- step easy to read format. The reader can see “how-to” perform many of the common measurement and calculation activities of field engineering and construction surveying. This book contains material not found in other surveying books. It is a must for training individuals just getting into construction surveying or as a reference for anyone on a construction site involved with measurement and layout. “Everyone who sees it, wants it.”


Geodesy : introduction to geodetic datum and geodetic systems.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE

Authors Zhipping Lu, Shubo Qiao, Yunying Qu
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication [2014]
Publisher Springer


Geodetic datum (including coordinate datum, height datum, depth datum, gravimetry datum) and geodetic systems (including geodetic coordinate system, plane coordinate system, height system, gravimetry system) are the common foundations for every aspect of geomatics. This course book focuses on geodetic datum and geodetic systems, and describes the basic theories, techniques, methods of geodesy. The main themes include: the various techniques of geodetic data acquisition, geodetic datum and geodetic control networks, geoid and height systems, reference ellipsoid and geodetic coordinate systems, Gaussian projection and Gaussian plan coordinates and the establishment of geodetic coordinate systems. The framework of this book is based on several decades of lecture noted and the contents are developed systematically for a complete introduction to the geodetic foundations of geomatics.

Introduction to geodesy : the history and concepts of modern geodesy.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE

Authors James R. Smith
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication 1997
Publisher Wiley

Geodesy : introduction to geodetic datum and geodetic systems.

Geodesy is the science that deals with the Earth’s figure and the interrelationship of selected points on its surface. This is the only book on the market designed to provide readers with an introduction to geodesy without the usual emphasis on complex mathematics. Describes such positioning techniques as horizontal and vertical geodetic datums. Satellite geodesy, electromagnetic distance measurement, laser ranging and emerging technologies including the global positioning techniques and GIS are among the topics discussed. Features scores of two-color diagrams and examples to facilitate understanding.

Practical concepts in geoid modelling: with geophysical and geodynamical interpretations.

Recommending faculty: Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE

Authors Ramin Kiamehr
Place of Publication Saarbrucken, Germany
Date of Publication 2010
Publisher Lambert Academic Publishing

Practical concepts in geoid modelling: with geophysical and geodynamical interpretations.

Computation of a precise gravimetric geoid model with sparse and limited data is a difficult task, which needs a special notice. This book investigates the procedure for gathering, evaluating and combining different data for the determination of an optimum gravimetric geoid model as a case study in Iran. It covers the theoretical and practical aspects of geoid modelling and its applications in geosciences and engineering. It is intended to serve as a text book for graduate students in geosciences such as geodesy, geophysics and surveying engineering. It is consists of the basic theories and materials which need for precise geoid modelling including theory of the Least-Squares Modification of Stokes”s formula (KTH approach), qualification and refinement of the gravity data,determination of the gravity and gradient components, Global Geopotential Models (GGM),Digital Elevation Models (DEM), lateral density variation, corrective surface and engineering height datum, quasi-geoid modeling, variance components analysis, geodynamical and geophysical interpretations of geoid models.

Geoid determination : theory and methods.

Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, GE and Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE 

Editors Fernando Sanso, Michael Sideris
Place of Publication Heidelberg, Germany
Date of Publication [2013]
Publisher Springer-Verlag

Geoid determination : theory and methods.

This book will be based on the material of the lecture noties in several International Schools for the Determination and Use of the Geoid, organized by the International Geoid Serivice of the International Association of Geodesy. It consolidates, unifies, and streamlines this material in a unique way not covereed by the few other books that exist on this subjext. More specifically, the book presents (for the first time in a single volume) the theory and methodology of the most common technique used for precise determination of the geoid, including the computation of the marine geoid from satellite altimetry data. These are illustrated by specific examples and actual computations of local geoids. In addition, the book provides the fundamentals of estimating orthometric heights without spirit levelling, by properly combining a geoid with heights from GPS. Besides the geodectic and geophysical uses, this last application has made geoid computation methods very popular in recent years because the entire GPS and GIS user communities are interested in estimating geoid undulations in order to convert GPS heights to physically meaningful orthometric heights (elevations above mean sea level). The overall purpose of the book is, therefore, to provide the user community (academics, graduate students, geophysicists, engineers, oceanographers, GIS and GPS users, researchers) with a self-contained textbook, which will supply them with the complete roadmap of estimating geoid undulations, from the theoretical definitions and formulas to the available numerical methods and their implementation and the test in practice.


Recommending faculty: Dr. Ariel C. Blanco, GE and Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE 

Author Wolfgang Torge
Place of Publication Berlin
Date of Publication [1989]
Publisher W. de Gruyter


This is book is intended to give a systematic account of gravity measurements and their evaluation. It provides an overall synopsis of the state of the art, with particular emphasis on recent developments, including the operational use of transportable absolute instruments and superconducting gravimeters and gradiometry on moving platforms, and the significance of gravity data for solving geodynamic problems. The book will be an indispensable reference for scientist and engineers concerned with gravity field determination, in geodesy, geophysics and physics, as well as in space and terrestrial navigation. Ranging from gravity surveys and applications, this volume covers the whole spectrum of current gravimetry and should be of interest to anyone who wishes to explore the subject.

Springer handbook of global navigation satellite systems. 

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE 

Editors Peter J.G. Teunissen, Oliver Montenbruck
Place of Publication Cham
Date of Publication [2017]
Publisher Springer International Publishing

Springer handbook of global navigation satellite systems. 

This Handbook presents a complete and rigorous overview of the fundamentals, methods and applications of the multidisciplinary field of Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), providing an exhaustive, one-stop reference work and a state-of-the-art description of GNSS as a key technology for science and society at large.

All global and regional satellite navigation systems, both those currently in operation and those under development (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou, QZSS, IRNSS/NAVIC, SBAS), are examined in detail. The functional principles of receivers and antennas, as well as the advanced algorithms and models for GNSS parameter estimation, are rigorously discussed.  The book covers the broad and diverse range of land, marine, air and space applications, from everyday GNSS to high-precision scientific applications and provides detailed descriptions of the most widely used GNSS format standards, covering receiver formats as well as IGS product and meta-data formats.

The full coverage of the field of GNSS is presented in seven parts, from its fundamentals, through the treatment of global and regional navigation satellite systems, of receivers and antennas, and of algorithms and models, up to the broad and diverse range of applications in the areas of positioning and navigation, surveying, geodesy and geodynamics, and remote sensing and timing.

Each chapter is written by international experts and amply illustrated with figures and photographs, making the book an invaluable resource for scientists, engineers, students and institutions alike.

GPS for land surveyors. 4th edition.

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE 

Author Jan Van Sickle
Place of Publication Boca Raton
Date of Publication [2015]
Publisher CRC Press

GPS for land surveyors.

For more than a decade, GPS for Land Surveyors has been unique among other books on this topic due to its clear, straightforward treatment of the subject matter. Completely revised and updated, this fourth edition of a perennial bestseller maintains the user-friendly format that made previous editions so popular while addressing changes in hardware, software, and procedures. Neither simplistic nor overly technical, this book introduces the concepts needed to understand and use GPS and Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS).

See What’s New in the Fourth Edition:

    • Up-to-date information on GNSS and GPS modernization
    • Changes in hardware, software, and procedures
    • Comprehensive treatment of novel signals on new blocks of satellites (L5 and L2C)

The book minimizes your reliance on mathematical explanations and maximizes use of illustrations and examples that allow you to visualize and grasp key concepts. The author explains the progression of ideas at the foundation of satellite positioning and delves into some of the particulars. He keeps presentation practical, providing a guide to techniques used in GPS, from their design through observation, processings, real-time kinematic (RTK), and real-time networks. These features and more make it easier for you to meet the challenge of keeping up in this field.

Geodetic control surveys. 2nd edition.

Recommending faculty:  Prof. Bienvenido Carcellar III, GE 

Author H. Oakley Sharp
Place of Publication New York
Date of Publication [1943]
Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Geodetic control surveys.

The first edition of this book was in lithoprint form in 1940 as a textbook for student instruction. Engineers are frequently called upon to make precise control surveys and state plane coordinate systems. Since the conception of the plane coordinate systems of state control, several states have passed legislation to legalized them. To put these systems in operation, there must be control, and it is based upon geodetic methods. An attempt has been made in this book to familiarize the engineer with the survey methods and computations necessary in such work. The importance of accurate measurements in connection with the laying out of large structure cannot be overemphasized. Geodetic methods should be applied to such laying outs.

The fundamental theories are developed in the first part of the book, and the application of these theories is given in subsequent chapters.

Some engineers are confused as to use of astronomic coordinates, geodetic coordinates, and plane coordinates. Each system is explained with the necessary computations required to change from one system to another. There are sample computations to assist in the explanation of all important procedures.

Control surveys are used extensively in photographic surveying. Triangulation and traverses form the network upon which this control is based. This book may therefore be used as a companion book for the author’s Photogrammetry.

The author is indebted to the publications of the Coast and Geodetic Survey and Technical Procedure for City Surveys, a publication of the American Society of Civil Engineers.




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