Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics
Basic concepts and the latest advances and technology in modern surveying and geomatics
A highly readable bestseller, Elementary Surveying: An Introduction to Geomatics presents basic concepts and practical material in each of the areas fundamental to modern surveying (geomatics) practice. While introductory, its depth and breadth also make it ideal for self-study and preparation for licensing examinations.
The 15th Edition is updated throughout to reflect the latest advances and technology. It includes QR codes linking to video instructions on solving specific problems, and more than 400 figures and illustrations, with numerous example problems to demonstrate computational procedures. With this new edition, Mastering Engineering is available for the first time
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About the Author
Dr. Charles Ghilani is a professor emeritus of surveying engineering at the Pennsylvania State University. He received his Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1989. He has been involved as an instructor in surveying/geomatics education for more than 35 years and has presented workshops on statistics, least squares adjustments, state plane coordinates, and GNSS to surveying practitioners across the country.
He is a past president of the Surveying and Geomatics Educators Society (SaGES), the president-elect of the American Association for Geodetic Surveying, as well as the editor of Surveying and Land Information Science. He is an AAGS Fellow and has received numerous university and professional awards, including the Earle J. Fennel Award from ACSM in 2001, Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching at Penn State in 2013, and 2017 Surveying and Geomatics Educator Award. He is an honorary member of the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors.