- Course Number:
- LAT 223
- Course Title:
- Site Surveying and Analysis
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Course DescriptionIntroduces basic surveying techniques to landscape sites. Includes topographic maps and land divisions. Covers measuring, recording, and interpreting site information needed in the design and construction of landscapes. Prerequisites: LAT 236 or department permission. Audit available.
Addendum to Course Description
Students will learn through outdoor labs the use of level/transits and laser levels to a degree suitable for landscape measurements. Drafting experience or coursework is helpful, but not required.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
- Understand the concepts of accuracy and precision and how to apply them to a given projects requirements.
- Accurately use surveying equipment to obtain horizontal and vertical measurements to understand the slope of a site and draft a topographical map.
- Use computation to measure, record and interpret site information to draft a site plan for use in design and/or construction of the landscape.
- Read and interpret grading plans, using concepts of cut and fill to set grade stakes in the field.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
- Written mid-term and final exams.
- Performance competencies
- Landscape Site Plan
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Land Division Systems
- Topographic Maps
- Measurement Units
- Surveying Geometry
- Surveying Trigonometry
- Surveying Equipment
- Measuring Horizontal Distances
- Measuring Vertical Difference
- Calculate Slope and Set Grade Stakes
- Measuring Horizontal Angles and Property Lines
- Types of Surveys
- Landscape Grading Plans; Cut and Fill
- Landscape Site Plans and Site Analyses