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Active as of Fall Semester 2010

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Land Measurement

2. Course Prefix & Number:
NATR 1112

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 2

Lab Hours: 2

4. Course Description:

This course develops skills in legal descriptions, pacing, and chaining, using compasses, maps, aerial photos, and connects to our Introduction to GPS/GIS class.  It involves field-work each week to develop these skills and includes learning to read and write legal descriptions from plat maps, as well as learning to use topographic maps, aerial photos, and creating maps, both by hand and computer.   Differential leveling using old style transits are discussed, demonstrated and practiced along with chaining techniques used in measuring parcels of land.   With the transit, learning to read the leveling rod as well as the horizontal and vertical verniers are also a part of this process.  Some plot work that ties in with dendrology, plant taxonomy and other classes may also be done to help the students further develop their skills in compassing pacing and reading legal descriptions, as well as their overall understanding as to how all of this relates to any particular Natural Resource occupation.

5. Placement Tests Required:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

NATR 1112 - Land Measurement

There are no prerequisites for this course.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

NATR 1112 - Land Measurement

There are no corequisites for this course.