locate mode

locate mode

[′lō‚kāt ‚mōd]
(computer science)
A method of communicating with an input/output control system (IOCS), in which the address of the data involved, but not the data themselves, is transferred between the IOCS routine and the program.
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People operate in the locate mode of wayfinding when they know precisely what it is they're looking for, but need help finding where to look.
Locate Mode is activated simply by reversing the cart for an accurate snapshot of underground conditions and uses a cursor to indicate the depth and location of a buried utility.
Radiodetection's Web site says its RD4000 series is "best in class" for locating unit is described as being widely viewed as the industry standard, with the highest locate performance, multiple locate modes and ease of use for locating utilities, marking for construction, mapping or fault finding.