Surveying Math-Series Training and Reference material.
 Apps - Books - eBooks Closing Corners May 2017
 Book Spotlight  Vertical CurvesBook 10 These books deal with the complexity of Vertical Curves.A step-by-step solution for vertical curves that make it easy to understand and calculate.How to calculate Symmetrical Vertical Curves (Equal tangents) and Asymmetrical Vertical Curves (Unequal tangents, High and Low points, any Station along the curve and Stationing given an elevation on the curve. A suggested study guide can be found here._______________
 eBook Bundle  An eBook bundle is now available on Amazon.Check it out here. _______________
 App Spotlight  Vertical Curves Features This app was designed to calculate Sag, Crest, Uphill and Downhill vertical curves.It will calculate the High and Low point for Sag and Crest Curves.Calculate the elevation for any station value. Calculate the station value for a given elevation along the curve.Calculate all stations and elevations for any interval.Click the icons below to view in the App Store or Google Play.   _______________
 EVIT Surveyors Assistant Program The EVIT Surveyors Assistant Program had its inaugural startup in January of 2017.  The first semester is coming to a close in May 2017.  It has been an exciting adventure for me as the instructor and to the students who have endured my teaching techniques over the last 5 months.  I have been able to share my 45+ years of survey experience in a way that has been fun and very educational. The course is unique in that it covers modern advancements in surveying technology and techniques.  One of the area's of great interest is the advancement in Drone technology. As an aviator, private pilot and remote pilot, I have been able to share my experiences utilizing drone technology as it relates to surveying.      The students just loved flying the drone for the first time. They are anxious to continue their training over the next three semesters.  I will be showing them how to set aerial panel points, use automated mapping with DJI Ground Station Pro application to map an area for 2D and 3D processing. The students will be shown how to process the images and use them in a real world project. Below is the outline for the course material by semester that has been and will be covered throughout the course.  Semester One (Completed) ( NCCER required course material) Basic Safety Introduction to Construction Mathematics Introduction to Hand Tools Introduction to Power Tools Introduction to Construction Drawings Basic Communication Skills Basic Employment Skills Introduction to Material Handling    (Instructor preferential course material) Mastering the RPN and ALG Calculators PLSS - Charts and Graphs Bearings, Azimuths and Angles Create and Inverse Rectangular Coordinates Circular Curves Results of Surveys, ALTA's Reverse and Compound Curves Parcel Boundaries Create Professional Resume Drone - FAA Rules and Regulations - Part 107 Drone - FAA National Airspace Semester Two (NCCER required course material) Introduction to Site Layout Surveying Mathematics Survey Equipment Use and Care Blueprint Reading for Surveyors (Instructor preferential course material) Mastering the Tripod Setup Mastering the Calculator refresher ADOT R/W Plans Drone - Flight instruction Semester Three (NCCER required course material) Advance Surveying Mathematics Surveying Equipment Use and Care EDMIs and Total Stations Control Setup Boundary and Topographic Surveys (Instructor preferential course material) Vertical Curves Coordinate Transformation Slope Staking, Culvert Layout Topographic Codes Semester Four (NCCER required course material) Data Collection and Basic Computer Skills Concrete Properties and Quality Control Means and Methods (Instructor preferential course material) Drone - Survey Mapping Aerial imagery processing NGS Data Sheets - OPUS Curb and Gutter Layout One of the things that is really unique about the EVIT Surveyor Assistant Program is that I have been able to add additional surveying related course material to the program based on first hand knowledge and experience.  The students are getting well rounded instruction on surveying that will carry them forward throughout their surveying career.  A lot of the mathematical material I am teaching comes straight from the Surveying Mathematics Books and Apps that I have written. It brings me great pleasure to see others benefit from my years of experience and dedication to the surveying profession.  The first few months of semester one was using the calculator to solve surveying problems manually. When I introduced the students to my online web apps, they were just in awe at how cool this stuff is.  I am really looking forward to the next three semesters. It is going to be a lot of fun.  ______________________ Check out the FREE online  Web Apps  today. ______________________
 The inaugural "Surveyor Apprenticeship Program" is now underway. The formal apprenticeship training is  registered and approved by: The US Department of Labor (DOL), State of Arizona Apprenticeship Advisory Committee (DES) and National Center for Construction, Education & Research (NCCER). Material covered supports preparation for the CERTIFIED SURVEY TECHNICIAN (CST) exam. " Training Grants are Available " Download Student Packet Download Greeting Packet Download Application Process USA Airspace Commercial Drone Operations - Open
 The Unique Surveying Books are now available in Retail Stores in Phoenix and Tucson, AZ! View on the web. View on the web. _______________________
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