Adjustment of precision metrology networks in three dimension

Xiaoli Ding, Richard Coleman

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Significant systematic errors can result in precision surveying if the curvature of the earth is ignored in the adjustment of a survey network. The errors can become significant even for networks with very limited extent. An adjustment model for small-scale surveying networks such as precision three-dimensional metrology networks is presented in this paper which uses a local Cartesian coordinate system and applies curvature corrections to all the observations in a network. The adjustment model is useful especially for precise industrial metrology networks such as those established using real-time electronic theodolite systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-314
Number of pages10
JournalSurvey Review
Issue number259
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Computers in Earth Sciences
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)


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