Basic Surveying and Mathematics
To teach basic measurement skills for control of a small topographical survey in a safe manner with appreciation of scale and specification.
- To be able to use a total station, level and tape with confidence and have a good knowledge of observing, booking and calculation techniques.
- To have some appreciation of the development of map making.
- To be able to scale from and find the scale of a map.
- To convey an understanding of numerical and mathematical techniques which underpin surveying, and in particular basic trigonometry and the solution of right angled triangles.
- Basic traversing and the calculation of bearings and distances from Co-ordinates.
- To be able to deal with problems using a mathematical approach, compute by hand and have a clear understanding of accuracy, precision and checking.
- To write a spreadsheet to reduce and adjust levelling.
- To be able to write a dynamic risk assessment for a small survey.