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Surveying Equipment: Tools of the Trade

Surveying is the science of taking accurate measurements of Earth’s surfaces — including distances, angles, and elevations. It’s essential in planning and executing different construction projects, determining land boundaries, and creating maps. From survey tripods to compasses, surveyors utilize various instruments to carry out their tasks. Here are some of the most common tools of […]

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Forestry, Navigators & Surveyors Tools

Foresters, navigators, and surveyors rely on different tools to perform their tasks (e.g., measuring land features, angles, and distances). These tools must be precise and accurate primarily to obtain correct data on the land concerned.  They provide the essential information professionals need to interpret the data, arrive at sound decisions and make professional opinions that […]

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Levels Used To Calibrate Instruments

Effective instrument calibration is vital for the accuracy and reliability of many an engineer’s work. From surveyors to construction engineers, many use quality precision levels to ensure that construction projects can be safely carried out.  There are various types of levels that can be used to measure angles. Some levels enable teams to calibrate more […]

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Retro Survey Equipment for Land and Sea

Surveying is a field that dates back to ancient times. And over the years, the world has seen the emergence of various tools that aid surveyors in their work. These include the tried-and-true compass, tripod, and brass sextants. Below we’ve listed some survey equipment that dates back years: Surveying compass. Originally named “circumferentor,” the surveyors […]

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Calibrating Your Survey Equipment or Buy New?

In construction, navigation, and beyond, surveying tools ensure the gathering of accurate distances and angles between two points. If not regularly and properly maintained, their accuracy can be affected. This is where instrument calibration services come in.  Why Calibrate Calibration brings the results of surveying tools back to an approved standard range. When it’s specifically […]

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Precision Measurements In Surveying, Navigation, Topography

How do you measure the slope of a hill? Or the height of an object, such as the trees in a park? Getting these figures requires more than a regular ruler or tape measure. And this is where precision inclinometers come in handy.  Also called clinometers, these are devices designed to measure angles of slope […]

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Calibrating Your Optical Equipment to NIST

Many tools are included in a surveyor’s toolkit, from devices that measure distances to angles and custom optical equipment. And for these tools to provide accurate readings, two things are important: first, you should know how to use the tool properly, and second, the instrument itself must be calibrated. What is Calibration? Calibration is the […]

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8 Essential Tools for the Surveyor

Surveying determines the relative positions of natural and man-made features on the earth’s surface. It is a critical tool for land management, engineering, construction, and other activities. Without surveying, it would be difficult to develop and manage land resources properly. And in order to survey the land  accurately, efficiently, and safely — surveyors need a […]

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Calibration of Precision Instruments to NIST Standards

Precision measurement tools like an alidade and theodolites are used in many industries — from surveying to navigation. While they provide accurate measurements that help users deliver quality charting and distance measurements, their accuracy degrades over time, mainly due to natural wear and tear. However, this can also be caused by external shocks (it can […]

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Precision Instruments for Measurement: What You Need To Know

Improve your measurement accuracy with more efficient instrumentation. This article delves into the different types of precision instruments from telescope illuminators to inclinometers.  Inclinometers. Also known as clinometers, are instruments used to measure the angles of a slope. An inclinometer manufacturer would also designs tools to measure the angle of the elevation or depression of […]

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