Civil Drafting Technology by David A. MadsenCivil Drafting Technology by David A. Madsen

Civil Drafting Technology

byDavid A. Madsen, Terence M. Shumaker, David P. Madsen

Paperback | January 7, 2009

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Civil Drafting Technology Seventh Edition covers it all–basic and advanced topics–and everything in between, equipping readers to convert engineering sketches or instructions into actual formal drawings and gain a working knowledge of mapping. Using a “knowledge building” format where one concept is mastered before the next is introduced, Civil Drafting Technology includes:


  • Basic Drafting Topics
    • Maps: fundamentals, types of maps, scales, symbols
    • CADD: use, standards, applications
  • Intermediate/Advanced Topics
    • Measuring distance and elevation, Surveying, Location & Direction, Legal Descriptions and Plot Plans, Contour Lines, Horizontal Alignment Layout, GIS
  • Career Development
    • Schooling, Employment, Workplace Ethics, Professional Organizations
  • CADD Applications
  • Content-related Tests
  • Real-world drafting and design problems


Title:Civil Drafting TechnologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 10.7 × 8.2 × 0.8 inPublished:January 7, 2009Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0135000688

ISBN - 13:9780135000687

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Civil Drafting Technology

2. Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD)

3. Map Scales

4. Map Symbols

5. Measuring Distance and Elevation

6. Surveying Fundamentals

7. Location and Direction

8. Legal Descriptions and Plot Plans

9. Contour Lines

10. Horizontal Alignment

11. Profiles

12. Earthwork

13. Civil Engineering Detail Drawings

14. Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)