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Railroad Line Staking

Hello, Your input would be appreciated, what is the most efficient way to calculate,layout and quality control the staking of railroad lines? We currently have a rail project but the project surveyor is using alignments to stake out the centerline of track, there are multiple steps in the data collector to set one point...picking on a line,toggling to find station and offset . I've always calculated points for roads, pipe lines etc from plans using dwgs and post processed as stake reports in…

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Procedure for LEOC Calculations

  PROCEDURE FOR CALCULATING L.E.O.C. The procedure uses the calculated latitudes and departures to determine the Linear Error of Closure (LEOC). Step 1                Sum  the North Latitude column (926.1908). Sum the South Latitude column                           (926.1124). Sum the East Departure column (1271.5510). Sum the West Departure                           column (1271.6325). See the summation line in the next Table. Step 2                Determine the difference between the…

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Construction Surveying and Layout 3rd Edition Sample Chapter

  Below is a sample chapter from the ultra useful book, "Construction Surveying and Layout" by Wesley G Crawford.  You will see that this book is PACKED with tutorials, best practices, tips and tricks for construction surveying. I'd be willing to bet that even the most experienced surveyors will learn quite a bit from this literature.  This sample chapter is all about "Chaining Distance" which members of our group Endangered Art of Chaining will certainly appreciate.  Dive right in!   If you'd…

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Solutions Manual for Construction Stakeout

Sometimes you just need the answers in your pocket. This Solutions Manual for Construction Stakeout was written and prepared by our fellow member Wesley G Crawford of Creative Construction.  Mr. Crawford has several not-to-be-missed online tutorials called Digital Surveyor, which are interactive and terrific for learning fundamentals of surveying and construction online.

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Construction Surveying and Layout Support Group

Discuss creative construction related methods and practice and share tip and tricks with the world!

This surveyor's support group is inspired by a book you should check out Construction Surveying and Layout by our fellow member, Wesley Crawford

Construction Surveying and Layout - A unique, practical, and complete book for the surveyor, field engineer, or student learning construction surveying and layout. This highly illustrated book contains over 1200 graphics of construction surveying field and office activities, calculations, and tables that are presented in a step-by- step easy to read format. The reader can see "how-to" perform many of the common measurement and calculation activities of field engineering and construction surveying. This book contains material not found in other surveying books. It is a must for training individuals just getting into construction surveying or as a reference for anyone on a construction site involved with measurement and layout. "Everyone who sees it, wants it." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  • GeoEducator

    Hello everyone,  I'm the author of the book that JayBird has graciously promoted above.  Thanks Jaybird!  I appreciate it.  I just wanted to let everyone know that an ePub version of the book will be available very soon on my website and perhaps through Amazon and other ePub sites.  I also wanted to let everyone know that you are welcome to a full version of the solutions manual for the book by emailing me.  Thanks. 

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