Welcome to the Open Access Surveying Library

Material Organization

Subject matter is arranged by Topic in the Open Access menu. Selecting a Topic lists its Chapters which in turn are further divided into Sections. Most Topics include Self-Study problems.

Content is evolving and will be added as time permits. This is a one-man show so please let me know of grammar errors, typos, etc. Suggestions for other Topics or additions to existing ones are always welcome.

A site account is not necessary to access or use any of the Open Access material. However, having an account will allow a user to leave comments and feedback in each topic area (comments can be viewed without an account).


The Software area contains Excel workbooks and Windows software in support of various Open Access topics. It also includes other software provided as freeware for educational purposes. I welcome feedback and bug reports on any of the products.

Open Access Library Terms of Use

By accessing this material you agree to these terms of its use:

Because the material is freely provided and intended solely for educational purposes, there is no warranty as to its applicability or appropriateness of use. The author does not assume any liability for damages resulting from its use.

Other Website Areas

Mentoring Mondays

If you're not familiar with Mentoring Mondays, check it out at; it's a great continuing education resource, particularly for students. MM are weekly online presentations by experts and participation is free. Presentations are recorded so previous ones are available for viewing.

The Mentoring Mondays area contains materials for presentations I've done; all the material is freely accessible.   

Seminars and Workshops

I still present an occasional seminar and use this website to distribute materials to attendees. These are not part of the Open Access Library and are password-protected restricting access to seminar participants. If you are a surveying instructor and would like access to the material, please contact me.

updated 03 Nov 2021