astronomical traverse

astronomical traverse

[‚as·trə′näm·ə·kəl trə′vərs]
(engineering)
A survey traverse in which the geographic positions of the stations are obtained from astronomical observations, and lengths and azimuths of lines are obtained by computation.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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