Definitions of Surveying, Mapping, and Related Terms

Committee of the Surveying and Mapping Division on Definitions of Surveying Terms, ASCE

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-211-1 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-211-8 (ISBN-10), 1954, Soft Cover, Pg. 202

Manual of Practice No.: 34

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Manual of Practice


Over a period of several years, engineers worked to compile and standardize a list of terms that could be applied broadly to surveying and mapping, creating this manual, Definitions of Surveying, Mapping, and Related Terms. Although there is some confusion as to the meaning of certain terms used in surveying and mapping, especially in the newer fields, and in cases where more than one term is used to mean the same thing, the terms and definitions in this manual are adopted as the best usage. This manual will be of interest to anyone working with surveying, mapping, or relating subjects.

Subject Headings: Terminology and definition | Geomatic surveys | Mapping | Professional societies


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