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Postby William Hupy » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:05 am

I thought it might be interesting to bring up the topic of topographical.
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Re: topographical

Postby Slava » Sat Mar 02, 2013 11:07 pm

Why? What do you consider particularly interesting about this word?
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Re: topographical

Postby gailr » Sun Mar 03, 2013 3:29 pm

Are you referring to topographical maps? (That link is to the "US Topo Quadrangles — Maps for America" site.) I'm not a surveyor but I need to generate one of these once in awhile, or work with sections of one for clients. Topographical maps contain a great deal of detailed information, some of which can be turned on or off for the user's need.

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Re: topographical

Postby Philip Hudson » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:09 am

Creating topographical maps was once a laborious task. In my short tenure as a surveyor, I had to do some topographical leg work. One of my associates did his topographical work in head-hunter infested jungles. I labored on the open and arid plains of Texas.

Topographical maps can now be generated using GPS data. In my later tenure as a GPS engineer, I helped obviate my previous work as a surveyor.
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