ADJUSTING OBSERVED DISRECTIONS BY ANGLES USING EQUITABLE WEIGHTS

For many years, the direction method of adjustment had been the only method of adjusting independent directions. In recent years, it has been shown that directions may also be adjusted by angles, by using variance-covariance matrices. It is shown here that by using equitable weights, directions may be adjusted by angles, using the classical form of solution. Each of the three methods discussed gives identical results. All indications have shown that the proposed method is completely valid. The analysis, however, while quite reasonable, does not contain a rigorous proof. Such a proof would, indeed, be welcome. This paper does not express a preference among the three methods of adjustment. It is felt by the author that this should be left to the discretion of the person doing and adjusting. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    American Congress on Surveying and Mapping

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  • Authors:
    • Navyasky, M
  • Publication Date: 1974-12

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 335-360
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00082869
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 26 1975 12:00AM