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# Formulas That Work

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Formulas That Work is a surveyor support group for sharing common or not so common calculation shortcuts and formulas for survey data calculations

Group Forum or Related Website: http://bit.ly/surveying-formulas
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Latest Activity: Jan 28

## Formulas That Work and Surveying Calculations Discussion Group

Share and discuss surveying calculation methods and formulas for finding solutions in the field.

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Start a new discussion, give your formula a title and describe what the formula allows you to calculate and a few situations when you have found your formula to be valuable in the field...

## Surveyor Community Forum Discussions

### L. R. , What is L R ? I was asked that one day. He was not ready for the answer.

Started by Billy Brooks. Last reply by Billy Brooks Jun 14, 2016.

One Day, On the tailgate of my survey truck I had plans waiting to be look at , and calculators here and there with Data Collectors, scales ,triangles erasers pen , pencils the every day surveyâ€¦Read more â†’

### Traverse, Traverse Line and How does GPS fit into all of this with GPS Traverse

Started by Billy Brooks. Last reply by Billy Brooks Apr 1, 2016.

If you look the word traverse up it is used as a noun, a verb, a adverb, a adjective and the list goes on.It alsoÂ  has many definitions other than the survey term .Â  Inâ€¦Read more â†’

Subject Tags: surveying, GPS, traverse

### Double rodding, I never called it this, I used Double turns, 2 of something

Started by Billy Brooks. Last reply by Billy Brooks Mar 21, 2016.

Hello Eveyone, I guess it does not matter what you call it ,if it can be mastered it saves time and money.Runningâ€¦Read more â†’

Subject Tags: surveying, method, levelling, double rodding

### Calculation for levelling -- Collimation method or what ever else its called

Started by Rolita Rode La cock. Last reply by Billy Brooks Feb 24, 2016.

I created a spreadsheetÂ to explain the collimation methods calculations to my surveying students, they found it very useful, hope that you will to !!! Just remember this is for 1st year students andâ€¦Read more â†’

Subject Tags: equations, formula, students, field book, reduce

## All Math and Surveeying Formula Videos on the Network tagged "Math"

### Linear Algebra 21i: The Cholesky Decomposition and a Tribute to Land Surveyors

Linear Algebra is one of the most important subjects in mathematics. It is a subject with boundless practical and conceptual applications.

Linear Algebra is the fabric by which the worlds of geometry and algebra are united at the most profound level and through whichâ€¦

### Full Circle Bearings (Nazeer A. Khan)

Calculation of Deflection Angles and Bearings

### Applied Maths - Calculate Bearings WCB - Closed Surveying Traverse

Skip to 10:00 for a quick recap, otherwise, how to calculate the concurrent bearings of a closed traverse. Similar method for openâ€¦

### Learn How Bearings Work

Education for surveyors on how bearings work

### Traverse by Bearing and Distance

Watch this insightful tutorial on Traverse by Bearing and Distance for land surveying

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Reply by cujoBoudreaux on March 13, 2011 at 10:03am
to establish the chord...... Sin of Delta X Rad dist...... This should give you your chord but watch those significant digits, cuz if you round too early, it will be wrong.....lol..... again, hope it helps.
Reply by cujoBoudreaux on March 13, 2011 at 9:51am
(DELTA ANG/ 360 DEG) x ( PIE X 2 RAD) = LENGTH OF ARC. This formula shows that the delta ang establishes the percent of a circle, and that percent is directly proportional to the length of circumference it projects.....This can be done on a cheepy calc and needs minimum info. Hope this helps someone out there.
Reply by George Spencer on March 12, 2011 at 9:55pm
Thanks Justin for this website. When I was just starting out (1968), I sure would have liked for some kind of insight to help me to figure out various calculations. Of course, all I had then was a "Log Book" and my paper and pencil. In the office, I did have the availability of a Munroe hand-cranked calculator, but most of my calcs were byÂ the old pencil and paper. In '72, we got a hand-held HP 35 (I think that's what it was), and that was the "cat's meow" for calculating. However, it still was manual calcs for figuring areas, closures, pre-determined areas, etc.
Reply by Chris Root on March 12, 2011 at 7:28pm
$a^2 + b^2 = c^2\!\,$Â is one that will save the day in manyÂ occasions. Â A right triangle solution called the Pythagorean theorem.

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