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CIV 202 - Surveying II

This course covers the basics of horizontal and vertical curve geometry as used in highway design before undertaking the study of more advanced road design topics including:  use of mass diagrams to track earthwork on highways; control surveying mathematics; universal coordinate systems as used by NYSDOT; and boundary location, as needed for highway right-of-way.  Laboratory exercises will vary between CAD drawings and one or two outdoor exercises.

Prerequisite- Corequisite
Prerequisite:  CIV 201 Surveying I

Credits: 4
3 Class Hours, 3 Laboratory Hours
Course Profile
Learning Outcomes of this Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

  1. Have a thorough understanding of the geometry of horizontal and vertical curves.
  2. Use CAD to prepare plan and profile drawings.
  3. Understand the calculations used for spiral curves.
  4. Understand and apply mathematical methods for establishing location in non-Euclidian space.
  5. Have a basic understanding of control surveying techniques and calculations.
  6. Have a basic appreciation and understanding of global positioning systems (GPS).
  7. Understand the fundamentals of geographic information systems (GIS).