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Course Detail

Course Name Advanced Surveying
Course Code 15CVL440
Program B. Tech. in Civil Engineering
Year Taught 2019


Unit 1

Field astronomy – definitions – solution of an astronomical triangle – co-ordinate systems – time – solar, siderial and standard equation of time – sundial – determination of time, azimuth, latitude and longitude. Map Projection: introduction – methods of projection.

Unit 2

Electronic distance measurement – principle – reduction of E.D.M lines – geodimeter – tellurimeter – total station – global positioning system.

Photogrammetry – terrestrial and aerial photogrammetry – heights and distances fromphotographs – flight planning – elements of stereoscopy – photo mosaic – photo interpretation – applications of photogrammetry.

Unit 3

Remote sensing – introduction – electromagnetic radiation – target interactions – remote sensing systems – remote sensing from space – applications of remote sensing.

Text Books

  1. Agor, R. A, “Textbook of Advanced Surveying”, Khanna Publishers, 2002.
  2. Punmia. B. C., “Higher Surveying”, Laxmi Publications, 2006.


  • Joshi M. D. and Jawaharlal Sharma, “Text Book of Advanced Surveying”, CBS Publishers, 1985.
  • Arora K. R., “Surveying – Vol. III”, Standard Publishers, 1993
  • Ram Pal K. K. “Text Book of Photogrammetry”, Oxford & IBH Publishers, 1982.
  • Duggal, S. K, “Surveying Vol.II”, McGraw Hill Education, 2013.

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