Its important for surveyors to be able to read each other's notes. Add your Surveying Slang to this Database for easy referencing anywhere on earth. Start a new discussion to add new slang.
Latest Activity: Aug 25, 2014
Surveyors who have been in the field for a while may at times talk in a language only recognizable by their local peers. Every region has its own slang terms which can indicate and reference truly important aspects of a professional survey. Tell us the slang terms you use in your surveying life by starting a new discussion and tell us the terms used in your area, what they mean and indicate the area which you work.
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This is a global experiment to build the most comprehensive surveyor slang database on earth. Any term not found on the following document is your word to claim on Land Surveyors United Surveyor Slang Database!
Triangulation \Tri*an`gu*la"tion\, n. [Cf. F. triangulation.] (Surv.) The series or network of triangles into which the face of a country, or any portion of it, is divided in a trigonometrical…Read more →
Wiggling in is a term for the process of setting up a total station or other line-of-sight instrument at a high point on line between two points that would otherwise not be inter-visible. The first…Read more →
When the Instrument man set up and had a Tripod leg on the line where it was necessary to chain (steel tape). If it slowed things down by needing to reset up, then he would owe the crew a beer.Read more →
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