This easy-to-read text covers all the fundamentals of surveying with an emphasis on the practical applications. The author's many years of field and management surveying experience give him a unique perspective from which to design surveying texts. The latest in technological innovations have been included for both data gathering and construction layout surveys. Included are up to date introductions to airborne imagery, satellite imaging, geographic information systems (GIS), and satellite positioning (GPS). Some of the key features include: Expanded glossary. Coverage of Electronic Distance Measurement (EDM). Expanded coverage of total station basic operations. Introduction to the geomatics concept. Expanded instructor's manual, with a CD-ROM containing illustrations from the text.Kavanagh, Barry F. is the author of 'Surveying With Construction Applications', published 2003 under ISBN 9780130482150 and ISBN 0130482153.