geodetic survey


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geodetic survey

[¦jē·ə¦ded·ik ′sər‚vā]
(engineering)
A survey in which the figure and size of the earth are considered; it is applicable for large areas and long lines and is used for the precise location of basic points suitable for controlling other surveys.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

geodetic survey

A land survey in which the curvature of the earth is considered; applicable for large areas and long lines; used for the precise location of basic points suitable for controlling other surveys.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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