This text provides straightforward and comprehensive coverage of civil drafting technology and mapping. It includes survey types, plots, plan and profile, contours, and earthworks. Input and ideas from the industry, specifically civil engineering companies, offer students a well-rounded view of the civil drafting field and the types of drawings and skills associated with it. Some of the key features include: Reorganization to provide a more logical learning path. Greater emphasis has been placed on describing technical terms. Additional illustrations provide more step-by-step examples for students to use when creating drawings and solving problems. Additional resources and Web links on the student CD. A single chapter on surveying fundamentals has been split into two chapters -- "Measuring Distance and Elevation" and "Surveying Fundamentals."Madsen, David A. is the author of 'Civil Drafting Technology', published 2003 under ISBN 9780130498793 and ISBN 0130498793.