Adjustment of a Traverse Network

Ammatzia Peled, H.B. Papo

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A method for the simultaneous adjustment of a network of traverses is proposed. The network is regarded as being composed of individual traverses running between pairs of nodal points. Each traverse is reduced into a triplet of quasi observations which are correlated through the reduction process. The set of quasiobservations of the entire traverse network is adjusted rigorously by the method of variation of co-ordinates (observation equations) where the weight matrix is quasidiagonal being the inverse of the tridiagonal covariance matrix of the triplets. An experiment is described where a network of 20 individual traverses was adjusted using a computer program developed in accordance with the proposed method. Parameters of the adjustment were the X, Y plane co-ordinates of each nodal point as well as Z, the bearing of the respective reference directions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)82-92
Number of pages1
JournalSurvey Review
Issue number194
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computers in Earth Sciences
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Civil and Structural Engineering


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