Short Course: 5 Day Surveying Course
This course is designed to give surveyors and engineers a good grounding in the principles and practical application of site surveying, using a total station and a level and staff. (Note GNSS practical usage is not a part of this course).
The course is aimed at the assistant or junior surveyor who is starting to carry out their own small surveys and requires more theoretical and practical training in ‘best practice’.
Knowledge of mathematics and the use of the scientific calculator prior to coming on the course would be an advantage. The course includes calculation of co-ordinates and bearings and distances to enable the surveyor to establish and survey points of detail or check survey control together with the calculation and the adjustment of traverses.
The Total Station functions used include setting up the instrument for a job, orientation by known points, resection and the detail surveying programs in the instrument.
Practical exercises are used to back up the theory learned in the classroom. One of the main aims of this course is to teach how to establish control by traversing for topographical surveys.
Summary of main topics covered by the course:
At the end of the course students receive a certificate of attendance / completion.