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Geomatics Engineering
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Table of Contents

OVERVIEW
Project Design Process

Understanding Project Requirements
Information Gathering
Design Approaches
Scheduling and Cost Estimating
Writing Proposals
Bibliography
Exercises

CONTEMPORARY ISSUES
Standards and Specifications
Definitions
Application Modes of a Standard
Units of Measure
Accuracy versus Precision
Equipment Specifications
Limits of Closure
Least Squares Analysis
Mapping and GIS Standards
Classical Surveying Standards
GPS Surveying Standards
Other Standards
Bibliography
Exercises

Professional and Ethical Responsibilities
Know What You Do
Ethics and Professional Conduct
Individual and Team Responsibilities
Bibliography
Exercises

Policy, Social, and Environmental Issues
Policy Issues
Social and Global Issues
Environmental Issues
Bibliography
Exercises

PLANNING AND DESIGN
Boundary Surveys
Introduction
How Are Boundary Lines Established?
Boundary Types and Boundary Markers
Boundary Survey Design and Procedures
Legal Considerations in Boundary Determination
Bibliography
Exercises

Control Surveys
General Considerations
GPS Control Surveys
TypicalWorkflow of a GPS Project
Designing a GPS Survey Network
GPS Observation Planning and Optimization
Bibliography
Exercises

Topographic Surveys
General Considerations
Project Control for Topographic Surveys
Map Scale and Contour Interval
Bibliography
Exercises

GIS Application
Introduction
General Considerations
System Design Process
Input Data from Fieldwork
Bibliography
Exercises

PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT
Estimating Project Costs
Introduction
Elements of Costing
Unit Price Schedules
GPS Survey Cost Estimating
Topographic Survey Cost Estimating
Aerial Survey and Mapping Cost Estimating
Bibliography
Exercises

Writing Geomatics Proposals
Introduction
How to Write aWinning Proposal
Layout of the Proposal
Managing theWriting Process
Sample Proposal Format
Bibliography
Exercises

APPENDICES
Appendix A. Resource Guide for Geomatics Projects
Appendix B. Sample Geodetic Standards-FGCC 1984
Index

About the Author

Clement A. Ogaja is a professor in the Department of Civil and Geomatics Engineering at California State University, Fresno.

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