301-a5 - GY 301 Geomorphology Lab 5 Total Station Mapping...

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GY 301: Geomorphology Lab 5: Total Station Mapping Project Page 1 of 8 Introduction This is the capstone lab project for GY 301. With the assistance of your team member (4 people per team), you will use the Total Station to survey a topographic map of the campus area (see figure below). Please note that this area includes the transit survey route that you did in Lab 1 as well as the Life Sciences Building that you “surveyed” by GPS in lab 4. The Department has 5 Total Station Surveying “packages” and for this lab, two teams of 4 students each will work together with one package. Your instructors will move between teams to help you get set up. Given the size of the survey area, we recommend that each team in a pairing surveys half the target area (delineated on figure one with a dotted line) and that the two teams sharing each Total Station share their data to produce their maps. Your humble but terribly good looking instructors will identify a starting instrument station point (one of 11 bench marks), and from there you will back-sight to one of the other benchmarks to calibrate and locate the instrument. Once everything is set up, teams of 4 will collect data. One person will operate the
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GY 301: Geomorphology Lab 5: Total Station Mapping Project Page 2 of 8 Total Station. One person will act as backup note keeper, one person will position the target prism at locations and the other member of the team will scout out suitable locations. Periodically change positions. Everyone needs to become familiar with all aspects of Total Station surveying. Yow will have to do this again in future classes. Walkie talkies will be available for your use during surveying. In addition to the spot elevation sites that you will measure (a minimum of 150 for the whole map area), please include the following additional points on your map. Be sure to identify them with distinct labels when recording them into the Total Station: 1) the four corners of the Life Sciences Building 2) The four corners of the Life Sciences Lecture Hall 3) the four corners of Meisler Hall 4) The profile of the Library (more than just 4 corners) 5) The positions of all but tree number 5 (now cut down) of the original transit survey you did in lab 1. In Surfer draw lines that connect these points. After you collect all of your data, Dr. Haywick will show you how to download it and massage it into Surfer. It is pretty much the same as what you did for the GPS map of the wetlands, but now of course, elevation data is also important. Use/include the following on the Surfer contour final map: 1. Scale of 1" = 100 feet 2. Contour Interval of 1 foot, index contours every 5 feet. 3. Filled contours, Cyan for low elevations, Magenta for high elevations 4. Post map of data points with ID label 5. Title = “Campus Total Station Project” 6. X axis label = “Easting (feet)” 7. Y axis label = “Northing (feet)” 8. Name and date due in lower right corner Total Station Setup :
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2012 for the course GLY 301 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '10 term at S. Alabama.

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301-a5 - GY 301 Geomorphology Lab 5 Total Station Mapping...

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