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alidade

(al -ă-dayd) See astrolabe.

alidade

[′al·ə‚dād]
(engineering)
An instrument for topographic surveying and mapping by the plane-table method.
Any sighting device employed for angular measurement.

alidade

The part of a surveying instrument which consists of a sighting device, with index, and reading or recording accessories.
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Made from copper, however, the alidade mass for 3 fg x 3 fg x (2 cb--1 hd) would be more than 75 kg, requiring again at least another strong assistant, but for teak wood we can estimate about one-tenth of this weight.
The two rectangular tabs on the alidade should be folded out to form a sight for measuring the altitudes of objects.
Harvey would take me out on the drill field and help me learn how to use the alidade.
As a civilian, he is the president and chief executive officer of Alidade Consulting, a defense consulting service on future warfare concepts and transformation.
James Bagley further developed the technique by redesigning the camera and producing a panoramic photo alidade (Bagley 1917).
The New Map Game, also co-organized by Alidade Incorporated, explored rule sets and rule set gaps in the fourth wave of globalization.
For detailed survey plane tables of Morinoni and Kraft trademarks has been used, fitted with peep-sight alidade, first with diopter, later with a telescope.
When I see smoke, I line it up on the alidade table and get a line of sight on it.
New Book from Alidade Press Identifies Major Flaw in Pentagon's Future Warfare Concept
Our survey methods include detailed plane table and alidade architectural mapping of the stone foundations of Kahikinui heiau (at scales of 1:50, 1:100, and 1:200, depending upon their size).
Plane table and alidade were used to map paleosols and topography along six dune faces (Figure 4).
13 /PRNewswire/ -- Research by the defense analysis firm Alidade Incorporated has been selected by Harvard Business Review as a "Breakthrough Idea for 2006.