The basics of surveying measurement, the most commonly used instruments and the most important everyday tasks employed by surveyors and other users. 

Surveying Made Easy  


The development of modern and easy-to-use measuring instruments has contributed to the use of these instruments by more and more users in many fields.  


This booklet provides information on the basics of surveying measurement, the most commonly used instruments and the most important everyday tasks employed by surveyors and other users. The booklet is divided into three sections: level measurement, total station and, surveying with GNSS satellite systems. 


Trainees, students, and professionals in the fields of surveying, civil engineering, architecture, and many other fields can find answers to these questions:  

  • What are the characteristics of survey instruments?  

  • What do I need to take care of when measuring with a level or total station?  

  • What is the effect of instrument error and how to recognise, determine and eliminate such errors?  

  • How do I perform simple measurement tasks?  


Download to learn how many survey tasks, such as the calculation of areas or volumes, the collection, checking, and staking of points or the transfer of heights, can be performed automatically using built-in application programs.  


Are you interested in learning more about these topics? Visit our surveying learning section.  



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