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A multi‐purpose electronic surveying instrument with a built‐in EDM capable of measuring horizontal distances, slope distances, angles, vertical height differences, three‐dimensional coordinates, and a number of other positional features useful in archaeology. Coupled to a digital data‐logger the measurements, together with point codes and attribute information assigned by the surveyor, can be downloaded into a surveying, mapping database or a Geographic Information System programme.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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