DYNAMIC SURVEYING IN A DYNAMIC WORLD

FOR MANY VALID REASONS, SURVEYING IN THE UNITED STATES HAS TRADITIONALLY BEEN LIMITED ALMOST ENTIRELY TO A PROJECT-BY- PROJECT PHILOSOPHY. MOST OF THE ALL TOO FEW ATTEMPTS TO ESTABLISH COMPREHENSIVE HORIZONTAL CONTROL HAVE PROVEN TO BE COSTLY FAILURES BECAUSE NO ONE USED THEM. A DYNAMIC APPROACH TO CONTROL SURVEYS, ACHIEVED BY POOLING SURVEY DATA AS RECEIVED, ON A PROGRESSIVE, PROJECT-BY-PROJECT BASIS, APPEARS TO BE THE ONLY WAY ONE CAN HOPE FOR A TRUE IMPROVEMENT IN SURVEY INFORMATION. THE IDEAS PRESENTED ARE ILLUSTRATED BY DISCUSSING WORK PERFORMED BY ROBERT R. KIM & ASSOCIATES AND GULF RESTON, INC. THE SETTING IS IN AND AROUND THE PLANNED COMMUNITY OF RESTON, VIRGINIA. THE SOLUTIONS ILLUSTRATED AND DISCUSSED WERE PERFORMED BY "LESA- A-A" (LEAST SQUARES ADJUSTMENT-AND-ANALYSIS PROGRAM). /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 31, No 4, PP 547 - 559, 6 FIG
  • Authors:
    • Welch, H J
  • Publication Date: 1971-12

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  • Accession Number: 00202960
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 10 1972 12:00AM