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the practice of measuring angles and distances on the ground so that they can be accurately plotted on a map

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The Tellurometer revolutionised the ability to develop a fundamental geodetic framework across the country by principally following hilly terrain or using towers for indivisibility in flatter country.
Ultimately it was decided to employ Aerodist, a new and as yet untried airborne version of the Tellurometer.
Aerodist was part of the family of microwave distance measuring systems (together with the ground-based Tellurometer and the Hydrodist system for marine applications) invented by South African electrical engineer Dr Trevor Lloyd Wadley.
The adjustment covered 2506 triangulation and traverse stations, divided into 161 sections with 101 junction points, Laplace observations at 533 of the stations and some 53000-km of tellurometer traverse.
From 1950 to 2010 saw mapping with use of ground control points to improve the quality of aerophotogrammetry due to the introduction of Tellurometers, Doppler techniques and sonar technology, and GPS, enabling precisions and indirect measures unheard of before.