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Instrument Adjustments

  • Gerald W. Mahun

Abstract

Surveying instruments are very durable, but delicate and precise pieces of equipment. No matter how well an instrument has been adjusted, rough handling, temperature variations, humidity, and a host of other factors can quickly affect its precision. The safest rule a surveyor can follow is to keep an instrument adjusted, but then use it as if it is not adjusted.

Keywords

Plumb Line Vertical Circle Vertical Angle Automatic Level Adjust Screw 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1987

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  • Gerald W. Mahun

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