Analytical Plotter System

by James R. Skidmore, (A.M.ASCE), General Manager; OMI Corp. of America, Alexandria, VA,

Serial Information: Journal of the Surveying and Mapping Division, 1970, Vol. 96, Issue 2, Pg. 253-256

Document Type: Journal Paper


The analytical plotter, model AP/C, is a highly precise photogrammetric instrument used as an investigating or engineering tool, or both. Civil engineers utilized the instrument in the interest of economy for cross-sectioning, right-of-way determination, control extension, topographic plots, and planimetric plots for both preliminary and final surveys. A general outlines is presented of a suggested way for the highway engineer to utilize the instrument as a tool in planning highway construction.

Subject Headings: System analysis | Infrastructure construction | Topographic surveys | Highway engineering | Construction equipment | Decision support systems | Photogrammetry | Cross sections

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