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Related to tellurometer: geodimeter
method of determining accurately points and lines of direction (bearings) on the earth's surface and preparing from them maps or plans. Boundaries, areas, elevations, construction lines, and geographical or artificial features are determined by the measurement of
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A microwave instrument used in surveying to measure distance; the time for a radio wave to travel from one observation point to the other and return is measured and converted into distance by phase comparison, much as in radar.
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