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surveying instrument


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n surveying instrument an instrument used by surveyors
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In literature:

They had instruments and were surveying.
"Desert Gold" by Zane Grey
But before dark the tall cowboy limped into camp, dusty and torn, carrying Neale's long tripod and surveying instrument.
"The U.P. Trail" by Zane Grey
She was in the act of retiring, when Gorgias, the architect, followed by an assistant carrying surveying instruments, advanced towards her.
"Cleopatra, Complete" by Georg Ebers
Livingstone's geographical delineations were remarkably accurate, considering the inadequate surveying instruments with which he worked.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume XIV" by John Lord
On one occasion we had a surveying party with their instruments from H.M.S.
"Byeways in Palestine" by James Finn
With this instrument, he commenced that survey of the heavenly bodies which rendered his name famous as the first of astronomers.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
William had fled, disguised as a civil engineer, carrying with him in his chaise an outfit of surveying-instruments.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Volume 11 (of 14)" by Elbert Hubbard
The graduated arc of an astronomical or surveying instrument.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
There is one way of studying human nature, which surveys mankind only as a set of instruments for the accomplishment of personal plans.
"The May Flower, and Miscellaneous Writings" by Harriet Beecher Stowe
There were fresh survey stakes and a gang of engineers working with their instruments on a hillside.
"In the Oregon Country" by George Palmer Putnam
One night when he came in this state into the room where his father was polishing his surveying instruments, the latter started.
"The Harvard Classics Shelf of Fiction - German" by J. W. von Goethe
The objects which were probably of the most interest to George were his father's surveying instruments, rifle and axe.
"The Stronghold" by Miriam Haynie
It was the common surveying instrument of the early days.
"The Teaching of Geometry" by David Eugene Smith
Even Archimedes made pumps, and Hero surveying instruments for mines.
"De Re Metallica" by Georgius Agricola
It happened that Rufus was so busy getting ready to start out with his surveying instruments that he had given no thought to looking around.
"Boy Scouts: Tenderfoot Squad" by Alan Douglas
Lincoln, to settle the matter, took his surveying instruments and surveyed the ground himself.
"Abraham Lincoln, Volume 2 (of 2) The True Story of a Great Life" by William H. Herndon Jesse W. Weik
He in turn surveyed the country, consulted instruments, did elaborate sums, inflated his ball.
"Mr. Punch's Golf Stories" by Various
He's tried an engineer's job without experience and without surveying instruments.
"Samba" by Herbert Strang
Newtown: Ziba Blakeslee (1768-1834); surveying instruments.
"Early American Scientific Instruments and Their Makers" by Silvio A. Bedini
I constructed for myself a telescope of considerable power, and, mounting my ten-inch instrument, I began my survey of the heavens.
"Stories of Invention" by Edward E. Hale

In news:

I have been reading about RF survey instruments and RF personal monitors and see the term "shaped- frequency response ".
Nicholas has over 7 years experience as a Survey Technician/Instrument Man.
One of the instruments aboard, the Diviner Lunar Radiometer Experiment, will make the first global survey of the temperature of the lunar surface while the orbiter circles some 31 miles (50 kilometers) above the Moon.
An ambitious, devastating, revelatory survey at the ICP is the first of several upcoming museum shows to explore how South African photography evolved from a document into a blunt instrument.
The staggering 9-gigapixel picture was created with data gathered by the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy (VISTA), an instrument at the European Southern Observatory's Paranal Observatory in northern Chile.
I have been reading about RF survey instruments and RF personal monitors and see the term " shaped -frequency response".
They will have a chance to use some fine measuring instruments, apply advanced mathematics, operate computing equipment, and create a survey map.

In science:

This meeting has been dominated by SCUBA-based surveys, and stands as a testament to the instrument builders who produced the best camera of its kind at just the right time.
Known and unknown SCUBA sources
The launch of EXIST, the first hard X-ray survey instrument, in the next decade will extend this symbiotic relationship.
Status of VHE Astronomy c.2000
If all kinds of different ob jects are the sub ject of the survey, a filter set covering the entire spectral range accessible to the survey instrument is a natural choice.
Classification and Redshift Estimation in Multi-Color Surveys
The three model surveys spend the same total amount of exposure time on different filter sets, using the same instrument, telescope and observing site.
Classification and Redshift Estimation in Multi-Color Surveys
Furthermore, the WFI is a designated survey instrument which is extensively used by the astronomical community.
Classification and Redshift Estimation in Multi-Color Surveys
Luckily, the technology is coming online already (e.g. ), and with continued funding, is likely to be ready when we are – after the first data come in from the existing generation of polarization and SZ-survey instruments.
Experimental CMB Status and Prospects: A Report from Snowmass 2001
It is unlikely that the difference be due to systematic biases in the instrument performance, the survey exposure, or the Galactic background.
Unidentified EGRET sources in the Galaxy
This procedure should minimise possible changes in stellar profiles caused by instrumental changes made during the survey.
Aperture Photometry of Saturated Star Images from Digitised Photographic Plates
The launch of the Herschel space observatory in 2007 will allow spectral line surveys at Terahertz frequencies with the HIFI instrument.
The chemistry of high-mass star formation
For a Gaia-like, all-sky survey instrument, the database of potential targets out to 50-60 pc is of order of a few tens of thousand ob jects (Sozzetti et al. 2001).
Astrometric Methods and Instrumentation to Identify and Characterize Extrasolar Planets: A Review
Indeed, the scientific community is making a strong effort to build instruments that can study both CMB and the SZ effect from the ground (like AMI, ACT, AMiBA, APEX, SPT), or from space (like the Planck satellite, whose full–sky survey is expected to detect thousands of clusters).
Cosmological parameters from Galaxy Clusters: an Introduction
How would you describe the ma jority of the data that you use? This question gave respondents a choice of nine different data sample sizes, including small to large numerical simulations, small to all-sky surveys, single ob ject or instrument design, with results in Table 3. Q7.
Future Directions in Astronomy Visualisation
It will be difficult to significantly improve on this survey with existing instrumentation as the required observation times are too long to be feasible.
Discovery of 14 radio pulsars in a survey of the Magellanic Clouds
As an instrument with a wide-FOV, Milagro is well-suited to making a survey for γ -ray emission over the entire overhead sky.
The Status of VHE Gamma-Ray Astronomy
The all-sky survey from the BATSE instrument showed that bursts were isotropically distributed, strongly suggesting a cosmological, or possibly an extended galactic halo distribution, with essentially zero dipole and quadrupole components [119].
Gamma-Ray Bursts