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The use of simplified and short-cut methods of surveying, when their derivation is not fully understood, may lead to serious errors. This article deals with the conversion of slope to horizontal distances, and more particularly with the reverse conversion, when the topographic chain and Abney level are used for measuring distances and slopes.
Document Type: Journal Article
Appalachian Forest Experiment Station
Publication date: October 1, 1940
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