EVALUATION OF THE TELLUROMETER IN HIGHWAY HORIZONTAL CONTROL WORK

FROM JULY 1, 1958, THROUGH SEPTEMBER 1, 1959, THE TELLUROMETER WAS USED IN MISSISSIPPI FOR ESTABLISHING CONTROL OVER ABOUT 439 ROUTE MILES OF HIGHWAYS IN 218 WORKING DAYS. THROUGHOUT SUMMER AND WINTER OPERATIONS, A VARIETY OF WEATHER CONDITIONS AND A LARGE RANGE IN TEMPERATURES WERE EXPERIENCED. THE MEASUREMENTS WERE MADE OVER ALL TYPES OF TOPOGRAPHY, THROUGHOUT SPARSE AND INTENSE LAND USE AREAS, AND ALONG HEAVILY TRAVELED HIGHWAYS. BASED ON RESULTS ATTAINED, THE TELLUROMETER CAN BE RELIED UPON FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF HORIZONTAL CONTROL TO SECOND-ORDER ACCURACY. SUCH USE OF THE TELLUROMETER REDUCED COSTS OF CONTROL SURVEYS TO LESS THAN 50 PERCENT OF THE COSTS OF SUCH SURVEYS BY CONVENTIONAL TRIANGULATION AND TRAVERSE METHODS. /AUTHOR/

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  • Accession Number: 00203339
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1994 12:00AM