SUR-SURVEYING

SUR 143. Civil/Survey Drafting I

3 Credits (2+2P)

Introduction to drafting in the field of Civil Engineering. Drawings, projects, and terminologies related to topographic mapping, contour drawings, plan, and profiles as street/highway layout.

Prerequisite: DRFT 109.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Students will develop a basic knowledge of AutoCad Civil 3D software as they relate to the civil drafting process. Students will become familiar with a basic understanding of computers, drafting and trigonometry is required. Use of long-term projects will be utilized to simulate real-world work environments to aid the understanding and applying vocabulary on surveying drafting plans An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology

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SUR 222. Introduction to Geomatics

3 Credits (2+3P)

Theory and practice of geomatics as applied to plane surveying in the areas of linear measurements, angle measurements, area determination, differential and trigonometric leveling, and topographic mapping. Crosslisted with: DRFT 222.

Prerequisite: MATH 1250G or MATH 1430G.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Various

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SUR 285. Precise Digital Mapping

3 Credits (3)

Photogrammetric Mapping Principles, digital sensor including optical cameras, terrestrial, surveying control, IMU & GPS integration, stereo photography, analytical triangulation, orthorectification, precision and accuracy of measurement systems, sUAS (Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) applications to geospatial data collection and practical applications project fight/pre planning, sensor platform, FAA regulations and restrictions, introduction to laser scanning systems. Restricted to Las Cruces campus only.

SUR 292. Legal Principles and Boundary Law I

3 Credits (3)

Fundamentals of real property law; principles of land description; survey evidence and procedure in boundary determination, order of importance of conflicting elements; and liability, ethical and professional principles in boundary surveying; contemporary issues in boundary determination.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand how the USPLSS was developed and used Be able to locate and identify USPLSS survey monuments Be able to apply single and double proportion methods Be able to subdivide USPLSS sections Be able to read, write and interpret USPLSS legal descriptions

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SUR 312. Public Land Survey System Boundaries

3 Credits (3)

Fundamentals of the U.S. Public Land Survey System; rules for the survey of the public lands, field surveys; the rectangular system, corners, monuments, evidence; dependent and independent resurveys, corner restoration; plats and field notes, patents.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of surveying boundary laws Describe procedures for locating real property boundaries Read, interpret and write legal descriptions of real property Perform legal research of case and statutory law Communicate research findings through written and oral presentation

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SUR 328. Construction Surveying & Automation Technologies

3 Credits (2+3P)

Construction Surveying Principles: conventional and machine controlled. Layout alignments, grades, various infrastructure, buildings. Understand error identification, common quality control checks and blunder identification. Alignments and station/off set, types of construction layout of infrastructure: roads, bridges, utilities (including subsurface), buildings, industrial; reading and interpreting construction plans, data management, horizontal, vertical and spiral curves, slope staking, machine control basics, applications and data managements. Use of electronic files and liability issues. Layout alignments, grades, various infrastructure, buildings. Ability to understand data integration in automated machine control, work flow processes.

Prerequisite: (SUR 222 or DRFT 222) and (MATH 1511G or MATH 1430G or MATH 1435).

Learning Outcomes
  1. Various

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SUR 330. Computer Applications of Surveying

3 Credits (2+3P)

Advanced application of concepts and tools used in the manipulation of geospatial data in a computer environment. Topics include the use of surveying-specific software applications for problem solving, analysis and generation of spatial data products. Advanced programming skills in a high level language are presented and applied.

Prerequisite: DRFT 109 AND SUR 222, and (MATH 1511G or MATH 1430G or MATH 1435) and (E T 262 or ENGR 140).

Learning Outcomes
  1. Various

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SUR 351. Spatial Data Adjustment I

3 Credits (3)

Theory of random error in observations/measurements. Use of statistics in spatial data analysis, statistical testing, advanced data structures. Emphasis on computer based problem solving and programming to solve spatial data problems.

Prerequisite: (SUR 222 or DRFT 222) and (MATH 1511G or MATH 1435 or MATH 1430G) and (A ST 311G or MATH 1350G).

Learning Outcomes
  1. Various

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SUR 361. Geodesy/Geodetic Control Surveying

3 Credits (3)

Horizontal and vertical control network design and consideration. Understand ellipsoid, geoid, horizontal and vertical datum, coordinates, precise leveling, astronomic, establishment of state plane zones, understanding reporting. Transform data between geodetic Latitude/Longitude, state plane, ground data, perform geodetic computations, ability to design GPS networks utilizing CORS stations, network adjustments. Perform a control survey, process data, adjust network, and prepare control report with Meta-data.

Prerequisite: (SUR 222 or DRFT 222) and (MATH 1511G or MATH 1435 or MATH 1430G).

Learning Outcomes
  1. Various

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SUR 370. Control Surveying

3 Credits (2+3P)

Design and use of survey control networks. Includes Horizontal, Vertical and 3D networks. Use of standards in control surveying. History of control surveying.

Prerequisite: SUR 222 and (MATH 1511G or MATH 1430G or MATH 1435).

Learning Outcomes
  1. Various

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SUR 401. Ethics and Professionalism in Surveying and Mapping

3 Credits (3)

Ethics as applied to the surveying profession. Includes case studies and problems.

Prerequisite: .

Learning Outcomes
  1. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

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SUR 412. Advanced Topics in Boundary Surveying

3 Credits (2+3P)

Advanced land boundary topics including water boundaries, mineral claims, Spanish and Mexican land grants, state and national boundaries.

Prerequisite: SUR 312.

SUR 450. Senior Project

3 Credits (3)

Research project prepared by student. Includes class presentation. Students will learn how to research after the end of their formal education. Students must be in Senior Standing to enroll.

Learning Outcomes
  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve broadly defined technical or scientific problems by applying knowledge of mathematics and science and/or technical topics to areas relevant to the discipline. An ability to formulate or design a system, process, procedure or program to meet desired needs. An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

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SUR 451. Spatial Data Adjustment II

3 Credits (3)

Rigorous analysis of the theory of observations as applied to spatial data, application of least squares adjustments, ability to perform statistical analysis to determine accuracy of final product, constrained/free geospatial data integration, error ellipses, and pre-analysis of spatial data acquisition procedures.

Prerequisite: SUR 351.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand the theory of least squares as applied to survey measurements Understand the relevance of weighting survey observations Be able to adjust vertical, horizontal and 3D networks by least squares Be able to transform coordinates between similar coordinate systems Be able to analyze survey errors and detect survey blunders

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SUR 452. Spatial Data Integration and Analysis

3 Credits (3)

Surveying practice under the direction of a licensed, professional land surveyor requiring an approved number of hours. Planned work between the student and the surveyor should be designed to be part of a project that integrates spatial data. An individualized syllabus should be developed collaboratively with the industrial partner and approved by the geomatics faculty. The final deliverable must be certified by the licensed professional land surveyor. A written report by the student is required. Credit is given to past work experience in cases where students can demonstrate that requirements for the practicum are met and should be approved by geomatics faculty.

Learning Outcomes
  1. An ability to develop and conduct experiments or test hypotheses, analyze and interpret data and use scientific judgment to draw conclusions. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. An ability to understand ethical and professional responsibilities and the impact of technical and/or scientific solutions in global, economic, environmental, and
  2. societal contexts. An ability to function effectively on teams that establish goals, plan tasks, meet deadlines, and analyze risk and uncertainty.

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SUR 461. GNSS Positioning

3 Credits (2+3P)

Logistics of GNSS data collection, the GPS signal, codes and biases, error sources, differences between relative and autonomous GNSS positioning, code phase carrier phase, DGPS static and RTK surveys. Geodetic and GPS standards and specifications GNSS data processing, network adjustments, and evaluation of spatial data accuracy practical applications of GNSS May be repeated up to 3 credits.

Prerequisite(s): SUR 361.

SUR 464. Legal Principles and Boundary Law II

3 Credits (3)

ALTA Surveys and Standards, boundary evidence, order of evidence, Subdivision and Platting Law, Mexican and Spanish land grants, water boundaries, sequential and simultaneous conveyances. Consent of Instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): SUR 312.

SUR 485. Emerging Techniques in Geospatial Technologies

3 Credits (3)

Hydrographic, Altimetry, Space borne Imaging Systems, Mobile Mapping Systems, Mining and Agriculture Surveying Principles, Ranging technologies and applications such as LiDAR, SAR, and Bathymetry. Principles of terrestrial & airborne laser scanning, point cloud data management & extraction, scan registration and processing, and advanced ranging data acquisition systems. Consent of Instructor required.

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

Learning Outcomes
  1. Outline the different techniques in mapping seabed. Describe the procedure of LIDAR mapping. Outline the remote sensing technologies used in mapping. Recognize the UAV mapping technologies. Produce surveying products from new technologies in geomatics.

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