From Field to Map—Untouched by Human Hands

by Allen Morrison, Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 345 East 47th Street, New York City, NY.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1981, Vol. 51, Issue 2, Pg. 48-50

Document Type: Feature article


After a few years of experience with computerized surveying systems, surveyors are finding that increased efficiency and accuracy are justifying capital expenditures. Several users of totally electronic surveying system are profiled, with users reporting the areas in which they realize time and manpower savings. The interaction of electronic distance measurement equipment, electronic theodolites, field data collectors, office computers programmed for surveying, and automatic plotters in an almost no hands system are analyzed, as are the differences between the leading systems.

Subject Headings: Mapping | Human and behavioral factors

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