Can a series of resections replace conventional traversing?

Cook, Alexander James and Gibbings, Peter (2018) Can a series of resections replace conventional traversing? Unpublished.

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This paper reports on the use of the resection function on total stations, one after another in a series, to replace conventional traversing on surveys. The accuracy and precision of this process was tested in both an open and closed traverse of 730 metres. It was found that the misclose on the open traverse was 66mm in horizontal and 30mm in vertical. The closed traverse was, of course, better, but even this process was unstable where abrupt changes of direction were involved. These results indicate that the use of serial resections as a method of traversing should be discouraged for any work with more than a moderate accuracy requirement, and certainly should never be used on cadastral surveys.

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Item Type: Other
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Unpublished.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2019 00:02
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2019 00:02
Uncontrolled Keywords: resection; serial Resection; traverse
Fields of Research : 04 Earth Sciences > 0499 Other Earth Sciences > 049999 Earth Sciences not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970104 Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences

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