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simon3
2013-11-14 11:17:35
"The Ordnance Survey lugged this 200 pound theodolite onto the hills." from simon3 Contract pics
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Ordnance Survey talk about surveying.
Wednesday 20th November 2013, 8pm to about 9:30.
A talk about the "Original Survey and Modern Mapping Methods" will be given by Dominic Cronin.

The systematic mapping of Ireland started with the Ordnance Survey from 1829 onwards. To create a map for which all pieces fitted together it was first necessary to measure the earth. The Victorian way of doing this was to measure one length accurately for a baseline and then measure angles to the ends of this to mountaintops and further mountaintops. From this primary triangulation further work led to measuring fields, houses, roads and all other features. At the end of the process there was the creation of the 25 and 6 inch to the mile maps. In contrast modern mapping uses a variety of techniques some based on airphotography, GPS and Electronic Distance Measurement. . . . .
More http://www.walkersassociation.ie/node/37086

Following the talk there will be Q&A and an opportunity to meet others.
Venue for Talks : The Lansdowne Hotel
(Held in The Raglan Room, downstairs behind The Den Bar)
27-29 Pembroke Road,
Ballsbridge, Dn 4
With bar facilities at hand and excellent food available from the bar . . .
a great evening is promised for all!
Entry is free. There is a voluntary collection.
ALL ARE WELCOME . . . . ! ! !
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pazapas 2 hours ago.
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