phototheodolite definition

  • noun:
    • A theodolite with an attached camera
    • An arrangement of two photographic cameras, the plates that may be brought into exactly the same airplane, found in surveying and chart making. From the differences between two photos taken in the same minute, measurements throughout dimensions regarding the area is obtained.
    • a guitar for the performance of triangulation by way of pictures.
    • Specifically, a photographic surveying instrument or photogrammeter which a photographic field-camera and its own accessories are combined with a theodolite, enabling both topographical photographs and topographical angular measurements to be created by the exact same tool.
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