Murphy’s Method Definition for Land Surveyors

Murphy’s method—Adjusting the angles in a traverse using the method of least squares, subject to the conditions that (a) the geodetic coordinates of the initial and final points are known, and (b) the azimuths at the initial and final points are also known. The angular changes are weighted inversely as the squares of the lengths of the corresponding courses.

Source: NSPS “Definitions of Surveying and Related Terms“, used with permission.

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