The Surveying Handbook

  • Russell C. Brinker
  • Roy Minnick

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxiii
  2. Russell C. Brinker
    Pages 3-19
  3. B. Austin Barry
    Pages 20-41
  4. Kenneth S. Curtis
    Pages 42-66
  5. Porter W. McDonnell
    Pages 67-79
  6. Edward G. Zimmerman
    Pages 80-112
  7. Robert J. Schultz
    Pages 113-139
  8. Gerald W. Mahun
    Pages 140-155
  9. Jack B. Evett
    Pages 156-179
  10. Edward G. Zimmerman
    Pages 180-203
  11. M. Louis Shafer
    Pages 204-233
  12. Bryant N. Sturgess, Frank T. Carey
    Pages 234-270
  13. Earl F. Burkholder
    Pages 271-299
  14. David F. Mezera, Larry D. Hothem
    Pages 300-333
  15. Bryant N. Sturgess, Ellis R. Veatch II
    Pages 334-382
  16. Paul R. Wolf, Charles Ghilani
    Pages 383-413
  17. Richard L. Elgin, David R. Knowles, Joseph H. Senne
    Pages 414-434
  18. Porter W. McDonnell
    Pages 435-453
  19. R. B. Buckner
    Pages 454-485
  20. Andrew Kellie, Wayne Valentine
    Pages 486-509
  21. F. Henry Sipe
    Pages 510-532
  22. Robert J. Fish
    Pages 533-562
  23. Carlos Najera
    Pages 563-577
  24. Boyd L. Cardon, Edward G. Zimmerman
    Pages 578-623
  25. David W. Gibson
    Pages 624-650
  26. Donald E. Nortrup
    Pages 651-669
  27. Donald A. Wilson
    Pages 670-690
  28. Roy Minnick
    Pages 691-701
  29. E. Franklin Hart, John S. Parrish
    Pages 702-728
  30. Roy Minnick, John S. Parrish
    Pages 729-797
  31. James P. Reilly
    Pages 798-810
  32. Dennis J. Mouland
    Pages 811-835
  33. Walter G. Robillard
    Pages 867-879
  34. Grenville Barnes
    Pages 880-922
  35. Back Matter
    Pages 923-971

About this book


The first edition of The Surveying Handbook, although a ground breaker, was widely accepted. However, surveying is a dynamic profession with each new development just one step ahead of the next, and updating became critical. In addition, the editors received constructive criticism about the first edition that needed to be addressed. So, while the objective of The Handbook remains intact, the logical evolution of the profession, along with the need to recognize constructive criticism, led to the second edition. chapters have been added on water boundaries, boundary law, and geodetic positioning New satellites. The chapter on land data systems was rewritten to provide a dramatic updating of information, thus broadening the coverage of The Handbook. The same may be said for the state plane coordinate chapter. The material on public lands and construction surveying was reorganized as well. Appendices were added to tabulate some information that was buried in the earlier edition in several places. Numerous other changes were incorporated to help the handbook retain its profession-wide scope, one step beyond the scope of an upper-division college textbook. Along with the most sophisticated techniques and equipment, the reader can find information on techniques once popular and still important. Four new authors are welcomed to the list of contributors: Grenville Barnes, R. B. Buckner, Donald A. Wilson, and Charles D. Ghilani.


Polystyrol civil engineering construction geodesy photogrammetry surveying

Editors and affiliations

  • Russell C. Brinker
    • 1
  • Roy Minnick
    • 2
  1. 1.New Mexico State UniversityLas CrucesUSA
  2. 2.Tidelands and WaterwaysFirst American Title CompanySanta AnaUSA

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