Resection Definitions for Land Surveyors

resection—1The graphical or analytical determination of a position as the intersection of at least three lines of known direction to corresponding points of known position. 2 The determination of the horizontal position of a survey station by observed directions from the station to points of known positions. Also, the line drawn through the plotted location of a station to the occupied station. 3 [PHOTOGRAMMETRY] The determination of the position and/or altitude of a camera, or a photograph taken with that camera, with respect to the exterior coordinate system.

resection station- See station, resection.

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

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