Accession Number:

ADA175617

Title:

Traverse Adjustment

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

97.0

Abstract:

A traverse is a series of consecutive lines whose lengths and directions have been determined from field measurements. It is chiefly used to determine the mutual location of survey lines and station positions. Data reduction procedures have been applied to reduce slope distances to ellipsoidal distances to grid distances. Traverse computations were then performed in Universal Transverse Mercator grid coordinates. The computations included adjustment by the method of least squares observation equations. Three resection points adjacent to the traverse line were used to analyse the quality of the results. Adjusted traverse coordinates obtained by various methods were compared. The best results were obtained by the least squares method with selected weights incorporated for each observation. Keywords FORTRAN computer programs.

Subject Categories:

  • Geodesy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE