There is more to Surveying and Spatial Information Systems, and Geomatic Engineering than just measurements and calculations, but this book is about calculations. Calculations and plan drawing are a traditional part of surveyors' work and many fields of surveying involve data collection, calculations and presentation of results using computers.
This video explores a primer on one of the most important companions to civil engineering: land surveyors. Conventional measurement tools like a tape measure and protractor don't work for large civil structures and public works projects. Surveying is essentially the science of measuring big stuff. In this video I give a quick explanation of how surveying works and show a few ways you can do your own leveling survey at home. No sines, cosines, or tangents required!