KING SAUD UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
CIVIL ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT
SE 311: Introduction to Geomatic Engineering
LECTURER: Fahad Khalid AlFozan
Office: 2A71 E-mail: email@example.com
Objective:To introduce the student to the practical aspects of the course SE 311. In particular, emphasis is placed on training students how to handle various survey mensuration in a field environment, how to carry out accurate observations and how to reduce such observations (or measurements) to a form useful in engineering projects.
Field and lab tasks:
§ Theodolites basic components optical instrument, electronic instrument. Total station handling and setting out.
§ Horizontal and vertical angles, measurement and setting out.
§ Electronic distance measurements.
§ Stadia measurements for horizontal and inclined distances.
§ Traversing: control points, measuring angles and distances, computations and adjustment.
§ Intersection and Resection.
§ Alignment of horizontal curves for highways.
Project Site: The work area is located to the north-west of the Faculty of Agriculture of King Saud University. The area has different terrain which makes it ideal for survey work.
Field Work Lab Schedule:
1st Week Reconnaissance and marking stations
2 nd Week Theodolite setup
3rd Week Measuring horizontal angles by optical theodolite.
4th Week Measuring vertical angles by optical theodolite.
5th Week Principles of Electronic Theodolite.
6th Week Measuring horizontal angles by Electronic Theodolite
7th Week Principles of Electronic Distance Measurement (EDM) Devices (Infrared light, Laser light)
8th Week Measuring horizontal distances by EDM
9th Week Tacheometric Surveys
10th Week Traverse Adjustment
Intersection and Resection
11th Week Curve Setting by Linear Method
12th Week Curve Setting by Deflection Angle Method
13th Week Lab. Exam.
Field & Office Work Tasks:
4. Station Marking
· Either with a temporary mark such as a wooden peg
· Or by a permanent mark normally in the form of a concrete pillar set into the ground or a bolt let into a rock surface
5. Field observations and booking
6. Reduction and adjustment of observations
7. Computation of results
8. Compilation of results
10. The survey report
A lab report must be submitted one week after the field work. The report should contain the following 5 sections:
i. Objectives (purpose of the field work)
ii. Field procedure (equipment used & the procedure)
iii. Field notes (include the original field notes)
iv. Calculations and results
v. Comments and conclusions