7. Summary

So what does all this mean?

Because there are so many random error sources in measuring angles we have to be careful with measurement procedure. While equipment quality can make a differnce in angular accuracy, it is only a single contribitor. Equipment centering at all three points (BS, Occupied, FS). target types, and number of measurements all affect the quality of the final result. The discussion and examples in this chapter should provide the surveyor with a picture of how different errors can affect angular accuracy and what steps can be taken to minimize them.