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Date |
Topic |
Objective |
Reading |
Homework |
Due |

Aug 28 | Introduction Class and GIS | Virtual Campus 1, 2, 4 | GIS Modules 1, 2, 4 (lab) | ||

Aug 30 | Surveying Introduction: Methods and Instruments | Chapter 1, 2 | 2 Prob 19, 25, 27, 30, 35, 36, 37 | ||

Sep 4 | Accuracy, Precision, Field Work, Horizontal Measurements | Chapter 4 | 4 Prob 4, 7, 9, 18, 19 | ||

Sep 6 | Trigonmetry Review | Chapter 3 | 3 Prob 6a, 7c, 9acf, 11ac, 16, 20, 21, 24, 29, 40 | ||

Sep 11 | Vertical Distances & Leveling | Chapter 5 | 5 Prob 1ce, 3a, 8a, 12b, 14, 16 | ||

Sep 13 | GIS - Coordinate Systems | Virtual Campus 3 | GIS Modules 3 | ||

Sep 18 | Measuring Horizontal Angles | Chapter 6 | 6 Prob 1b, 5bd, 10, 14, 17 Extra Homework a&b |
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Sep 20 | Azimuths & Bearings | Chapter 7.1-7.2 | 7 Prob 1, 4 (compute azimuths and bearings of each side) | ||

Sep 25 | GIS - Layouts and Cartography | Virtual Campus 5, 8 | GIS Modules 5, 8 (lab) | ||

Sep 27 | GIS - Data sources | ||||

Oct 2 | Public Land Survey System and Open Traverses | Chapter 8 | 8 Prob 2, 8, 12, 18 | ||

Oct 4 | Public Land Survey System and Open Traverses | Chapter 7 | |||

Oct 9 | Closed Traverses | Chapter 7 -Compass Rule & Coordinate Method |
7 Prob 7, 11, 19 | ||

Oct 11 | More on closed traverses - exam review | Chapter 7 | 7 Prob 28, 30, 36, 38 | ||

Oct 15-17 | Midterm | ||||

Oct 16 | Topographic map introduction, 2 point resection | Chapter 9 | 9 Prob 12a, 18, 20 |
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Oct 18 | 3 point resection | Chapter 9 -3 point resection help -3 point resection example problem |
3 point resection problem | ||

Oct 23 | GIS - TINS and topographic maps - breaklines - extracting values | ||||

Oct 25 | Highway construction design overview and horizontal curves | Chapter 10.1-10.3 | 10 Prob 2, 4, 10, 14,16 | ||

Oct 30 | Vertical curves | Chapter 10.5 | 10 Prob 26, 28, 30, 34 | ||

Nov 1 | Cross sections and earthwork | Chapter 10.7 | 10 Prob 42, 44 |
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Nov 6 | Layout, additional highway applications (stationing of multiple curves, compound curves, and other) | Chapter 10.4, 10.6 |
10 Prob 12, 22 |
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Nov 8 | Borrow pits | Chapter 10.7 | 10 Prob 46 |
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Nov 13 | GPS | ||||

Nov 15 | GPS | ||||

Nov 20 | Friday Instruction | ||||

Nov 22 | Thanksgiving | ||||

Nov 27 | GIS - More data sources and DEMs | ||||

Nov 29 | GIS - Project Staking | ||||

Dec 4 | Professional Licensure | ||||

Dec 6 | Review | ||||

Dec 7 | Reading Day | ||||

Final Exam |