LS-002 Horizontal Control Survey Techniques: 3 PDH
Description of the Horizontal Control Survey Techniques course
Horizontal Control Survey Techniques 3 hour PDH online course is a part of the Land Surveying category courses. This course discusses horizontal control surveys that are performed to establish a monumented reference system for a facility mapping project. These fixed horizontal control points and vertical benchmarks are then used as starting points for supplemental topographic site plan mapping.. Horizontal positions of permanent monuments around a facility or project site can be established by a number of survey techniques. These include traditional traverse, triangulation, or trilateration surveys from an established geodetic network on an installation or region (e.g., NSRS). Alternatively, GPS methods can be performed to extend control from an established network to the project site. Since most modern day survey crews or firms possess both GPS and total station equipment, there would be little justification for running lengthy (and costly) traverses or triangulation/trilateration networks to bring in control to a local site. Therefore, this discussion will focus on current practices for performing “traditional” horizontal control surveys–i.e. control being established using total station traverse methods. (This discussion does contain some background on older survey methods for use in basic surveying courses). Triangulation and trilateration methods will only be briefly addressed.
This course is intended for civil engineers and professional land surveyors wanting to learn about methods and techniques to be employed in horizontal control surveys.
This online PDH course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Learn about horizontal control survey methods;
- Find out about minimum instrument requirements for the establishment of primary control;
- Learn when primary project horizontal control points not permanently monumented in accordance with appropriate criteria and guidance should meet certain minimum standards:;
- Learn when redundancy techniques are called for;
- Learn about repeating and directional theodolites; and
- Learn the importance of station calibration.
Refunds and Cancellation Policies
This online PDH continuing education course is accepted by the Professional Engineering boards in states listed on this page. In an unlikely case the course is not accepted by the board listed on this page, we will refund the full payment and will pay for you to take another course of equivalent monetary and PDH / CEU value. For complete list of courses related to Land Surveying please click here.
Length of the Course / Activity
This continuing education | PDH course is intended to be studied at self-pace and it should take on average of 3 hour to read and be able to comprehend the material to successfully past the online quiz
To receive the certificate of completion for the above 3 PDH online course, you will need to take a 15 question multiple choice quiz based on the reference material supplied and pass with minimum score of 70%. There is no time limit for the quiz and it can be taken multiple times until a passing score of 70% is achieved
Certificate of Completion
Once you achieve a passing score of 70% on the quiz you will receive and be able to print your Certificate of Completion as a record of your continuing education. PDH Star will keep a record of your certificate for the duration as required by your state of licensure. You will be able to log on to your account and view and print your past Certificate of Completion
This course is accepted in all states mandating continuing education:
AK, AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WI, WV, and WY
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- Lectures 1
- Quizzes 1
- Duration 3 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 3
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Self
Horizontal Control Survey Techniques
Good all round review of field procedures for a control survey.