How to peg a straight line - part 1

Gibbings, Peter (2014) How to peg a straight line - part 1. Spatial Science Queensland. pp. 24-27.

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This paper is designed to introduce several geodetic concepts in a practical surveying context – the chosen context is investigation of long survey lines. This was done largely in response to many years of retrieving enquiries on these matters from practicing surveyors and other practitioners. It is hoped that this paper will prove useful to practitioners dealing with long lines, and that this paper might generate thought on how to handle long lines in the field and on survey plans. This paper will also find its way into the study materials for a course in which I lecture at the University of Southern Queensland. It is not meant to be definitive, nor is it designed to provide full discussions on all concepts. Rather, it sets out some practical problems, shows how to solve them, and provides ample data sets for interested readers to follow through with their own calculations. It is expected that the references and the standard geodesy texts (or information freely available on the Internet) will provide sufficient information to supplement what is presented here if necessary to aid understanding.

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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source. Journal issue available with Creative Commons Licence Attribution Share Alike (
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 01 May 2014 10:22
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2015 23:12
Uncontrolled Keywords: geodetic surveying; GNSS; survey lines; long lines
Fields of Research : 12 Built Environment and Design > 1299 Other Built Environment and Design > 129999 Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090906 Surveying (incl. Hydrographic Surveying)
09 Engineering > 0909 Geomatic Engineering > 090903 Geospatial Information Systems
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design

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